• 4 turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • Half-and-half or almond milk or skim milk or soy milk or lactaid
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Pinch of freshly ground nutmeg
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place turnips and garlic in a medium saucepan; add enough half-and-half to cover. Place over medium high heat and cook until vegetables are easily pierced with the tip of a knife, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain, reserving cooking liquid.

  2. Return vegetables to saucepan and add egg, butter, and 1/4 cup water. Using a potato masher, mash until smooth, adding more water as necessary. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper and serve immediately.