Mashed Turnips

This delicious side dish boasts a beautiful golden color thanks to the combination of yellow Ball turnips and German Butterball potatoes.

4 Ball turnips, peeled and cubed
2 medium-sized German Butterball potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons fresh sage, chopped
1 cup milk
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

1. Add the turnips and potatoes to a large pot of cold salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until soft and tender, about 20 minutes.

2. In a small saucepan, add the butter over medium-high heat. Once melted and foamy, add the garlic and sage and sauté until the garlic and sage are fragrant and the butter begins to brown. Season with salt and pepper. Add the milk and bring to a simmer. (This will infuse the milk with the sage flavor.)

3. Drain the turnips and potatoes in a colander in the sink. Add the turnips and potatoes back to the pot they were cooked in. Add the hot milk and roughly mash the vegetables. If you prefer a smoother texture, use an immersion blender and purée until smooth and silky. Taste for seasoning, add salt and pepper.

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