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Author Notes: My friend Kayla called these "mashed poturnips" when I first made them, and the name has stuck. Turnips cooked down with milk, butter, and fresh thyme, and then whipped into mashed potatoes and sprinkled with Parmigiano-Reggiano. Makes a wonderfully silky steak side. First published on my food blog My Weekend's Cooked: http://myweekendscooked.blogspot.com/2014/02/creamy-mashed-potatoes-with-turnip-puree.html —Lucie Monk
- 4 Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
- 1/2 pound turnips, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch cubes
- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 4 sprigs thyme
- Kosher salt (to taste)
- 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, freshly grated
- In a medium saucepan, combine turnip, butter, milk, and thyme over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil over and then simmer, partially covered, for twenty-five minutes.
- Remove thyme. Using an immersion blender (or a food processor), purée the mixture. Return mixture to pan (if using a food processor), and keep warm.
- Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large, heavy-bottomed pot, covered by at least 1 inch of salted water. Bring to a rolling boil, then simmer until potatoes can be pierced cleanly by a fork (10–15 minutes.) Drain in a colander, then mash completely in a bowl.
- Add mashed potatoes into the saucepan with the turnip purée. Raise heat to medium and, stirring, warm potatoes completely through.
- Lower heat to medium-low. Add grated cheese; stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Recipe with Potatoes 2.0
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