Mashed Vegetables

    50 minutes

    Mashed potatoes and turnips, or 'clapshot', is a Scottish side dish which is the traditional accompaniment to haggis, lamb or game.

    20 people made this

    Serves: 8 

    • 450g baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
    • 350g turnips, peeled and cubed
    • 125g carrots, peeled and cubed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons butter, cubed
    • 3 tablespoons double cream

    Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Place the potatoes, turnips, carrots and salt in a casserole dish, fill with water to cover the vegetables and bring to a boil over high heat.
    2. Reduce the heat to medium-high and boil the vegetables until tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and mash the vegetables with a potato masher. Spoon the mashed vegetables into a serving dish, top with cubes of butter and drizzle with cream.

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    I like this, but my husband thought it was bland. I was afraid he would, so I boiled the veggies in diluted chicken stock for a little extra flavor, but I guess it wasn't enough. I will make it again, though I'll have to find a way to spice it up for him I guess. I thought it was a good variation of regular old mashed potatoes.  -  24 Jan 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this for my husband who is of Scottish heritage, and he loved it! It was delicious and a nice way to spruce up plain old mashed potatoes. I did add crumbled bacon as suggested in another recipe, but it would be delicious without. A definite keeper!  -  04 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    A very nice combo of turnip and potatoes. I'm not a turnip fan, but this was pretty good. Even my father, who never eats turnip, had a small second helping! Thanks for the recipe - next time I'll try adding the crumbled bacon  -  07 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)