Mashed potatoes were a staple on the table when my kids were growing up, and they’re still popular at our family gatherings. Adding in another root vegetable like turnips is a good way to ramp up the taste and introduce additional nutrients. Some dried or fresh herbs add additional colour and flavour.
Since potatoes and turnips are of similar consistency, you can cook them together in the same pot.
Note, many recipes that call for vegetables are not exact in their measurements. I could weigh out how much potato or turnip I used, but the reality is that if my turnip is a little over or under, I’m just going to use it anyway. Cooking is an art, and much of what we do is by eye and by taste. Relax in the kitchen and go with the flow!