Turnip & butternut smash

For an alternative to mashed potato or served with another potato dish, try crushing up root vegetables with plenty of butter and nutmeg

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:15 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 190
  • fat 11g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 20g
  • sugars 9g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 3g
  • salt 0.3g


  • 1 large turnip, cut into chunks
  • 1 small butternut squash, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 50g butter
  • good grating nutmeg


  1. Put the vegetables in a large pan, cover with water and bring to the boil. Simmer for 15 mins or until the vegetables are very tender, then drain.

  2. Leave the vegetables to steam dry in a colander for a few mins, then return to the pan. Add the milk, butter and nutmeg, then season. Crush the vegetables to a chunky mash and serve.

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