Sweet Potato and Turnip Mash with Sage Butter

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 40m

6 servings, about 1/2 cup each

This sweet potato and turnip mash is fragrant with fresh sage.


  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 8 ounces turnips (about 2 medium), peeled and diced
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 30 fresh sage leaves, divided (12 left whole, the rest cut into strips)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely cracked pepper


Place the potatoes, turnips, garlic and 12 sage leaves in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the vegetables are fork-tender, 12-15 minutes. Drain. Return the vegetables to the pan and keep covered.

Heat the butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat. As it melts and turns lightly brown, add the strips of sage and allow them to crackle and flavor the butter, about 1 minute.

Pour the sage and butter over the vegetables and smash with a potato masher. Stir in the salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 10320

nutrition information per serving

88 calories; 4g total fat; 3g total saturated fat; 10mg cholesterol; 224mg sodium; 12g carbohydrates; 2g fiber; 1g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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