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Cauliflower And Turnip Mash

serves 4-6

Replacing mashed potatoes with this combination of cauliflower and turnips is a great way to lighten a favorite side dish. Greek yogurt adds creaminess, thyme adds an herbal note and goat's cheese adds a lively tang.


2 bay leaves
1 head cauliflower, prepped into florets
3/4 pound turnips, peeled and cubed into 1/2-inch dice
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon hot sauce
1/2 cup grated hard goat's cheese


prep: 20 minutes
total: 25 minutes


large pot
food processor with blade


1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil with the bay leaves and add in the cauliflower florets and prepped turnips. Cook until done, about 15-20 minutes.

2. Drain the vegetables well and remove the bay leaves. Remove to the food processor and pulse until desired mashed consistency is reached, or until smooth.

3. Return the mashed cauliflower and turnips to the large pot and cook over medium heat for 5-8 minutes to steam off the extra water. Do not brown.

4. Remove the mashed mixture from the heat and stir in the Greek yogurt, butter, thyme, hot sauce and goat's cheese. Add a sprinkling of salt and pepper and serve immediately.

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