Buttered turnip and carrot mash

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 40 minutes
  • Total time: 55 minutes

Serves: 4 as a side


4 turnips, cut into 2cm pieces
4 carrots, cut into 2cm pieces
knob of butter
½ tsp freshly ground nutmeg
¼-½ tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp finely chopped flat leaf parsley


1. Put the vegetables in a large saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 25 minutes, until very tender. Drain well, return to the pan and leave to steam dry for 5 minutes. Mash roughly, then beat in the butter, spices and most of the parsley; season and serve, sprinkled with the remaining parsley. SF