Healthy Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are possibly the best food in the entire world.  Creamy, carb-y, and comforting.  However, they are NOT the best when you have a PT test coming up (or just want to lose weight).  So, here’s a version that, I’ll admit, isn’t QUITE as creamy and rich as normal potatoes, but are one heck of a substitute.  I know there are a lot of steps, but they’re actually just broken down super simply, so don’t be intimidated!

Recipe – Serves 4 to 6

1 lb. red potatoes

1 lb. purple-topped turnips

1 sweet onion

3 cloves garlic

2/3 c milk

4 T parmesan cheese

3 T rosemary




  1. Cut up the potatoes and turnips into 1 to 2″ pieces.
  2. Put the potatoes and turnips into a pot, and pour enough cold water in to just cover them.
  3. Boil over medium heat until you can easily put a fork in them (12 to 15 minutes), but not so much that they’re falling apart.
  4. While the potatoes and turnips are boiling, put the onion and garlic into a food processor until creamy.
  5. Drain the potatoes and turnips in a colander and let them drain.
  6. Meanwhile, put the onion/garlic mixture into the pot you cooked the potatoes and turnips in and sauté over medium-low heat for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the potatoes and turnips back in and sauté for another 5 minutes.
  8. Add the milk, parmesan cheese, and rosemary into the potatoes, turnips, onion, and garlic.
  9. Allow to heat through and then mash to your desired consistency.  I like mine more smashed than mashed (a little chunky), but if you’d prefer your’s creamier, go for it!
  10. Serve immediately with a little bit more parmesan cheese grated on top.

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