Carrot and Turnip Mash

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Replicate this carrot and turnip mash recipe in just a few steps. Substitute with other root vegetables. Add herbs such as thyme & spices for extra flavour.



  • 4 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 4 turnips, peeled and sliced
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) olive oil


  1. Boil the carrots and turnips in plenty of salted water for 20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain the vegetables and let them steam dry for 5 minutes. If you don’t do this the vegetables will be water and you’ll end up with a soggy mash.
  3. Mash the vegetables and add the olive oil.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.


  • If you can’t be bothered to mash the vegetables, you can blend them in a food processor which will end up more as a vegetable puree. When using this method, be careful about the amount of liquid you use because if you use too much it will end up as a soup!
  • Olive oil is used in this recipe, but if you’re not vegan, feel free to make it as decadent as you like, e.g. use butter and/or double cream.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: English


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 121
  • Sugar: 8 g
  • Sodium: 122 mg
  • Fat: 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 3.5 g
  • Protein: 1.5 g