Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Turnips

By 30 Minutes or Less
Here's a great way to give turnips a try!

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  • Prep Time: 30 minutes

Side Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange, White, Green


1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 medium turnip, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/2 cup diced onion
1/4 cup finely diced Italian parsley
Salt and pepper to taste*
1/4 cup shredded reduced fat Swiss or Gruyére cheese   


In large pot, place steamer filled with potatoes and turnips.

Add 2 cups water, cover and bring to boil.

Steam until tender, about 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in small skillet, sauté onion and parsley over medium heat in oil for 5 minutes.

In large bowl, place tender potatoes and turnips and mash with large fork.

Stir in onion, parsley and oil from pan. 

Season mixture to taste with salt and pepper.

Lightly coat baking dish with oil spray and add potato mixture, pressing down evenly. 

Top with cheese and broil for 2-3 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and lightly browned.

*Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients

Each serving provides: An excellent source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C.


Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    84
  • Carbohydrates:    11g
  • Total Fat:    3g
  • Cholesterol:    2mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.5g
  • Dietary Fiber:    2g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    35%
  • Sodium:    59 mg
  • Protein:    3g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR). This recipe meets Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.



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