Turnip, Potato and Swiss Chard Hash Turnip, Potato and Swiss Chard Hash

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The humble turnip becomes a superstar in this mildly spicy dish. Serve it as a welcome addition to your harvest feast and watch as friends and family become enthusiastic turnip lovers. If you don't have a large enough skillet, divide the mixture between two smaller pans.

  • Portion size 8 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: December 2012


  • 1 lb white turnip
  • 1 lb yellow-fleshed potatoes
  • 4 cups packed chopped Swiss chard (with stems)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 oz ham steaks cubed
  • 1 onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper flakes crushed


Peel and cut turnip and potatoes into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. In large pot of boiling salted water, cook turnip for 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to bowl.

In same pot, cook potatoes for 3 minutes. Using slotted spoon, add to turnip.

In same pot, cook Swiss chard for 1 minute; drain and set aside.

In deep 12-inch (30 cm) nonstick skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the oil over medium-high heat; cook ham, stirring often, until browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Add to turnip mixture.

 Add remaining oil to pan; cook onion, stirring often, until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, salt and hot pepper flakes; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is light golden, about 3 minutes.

Add turnip mixture; cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender and edges are crisped, about 12 minutes.

Stir in Swiss chard; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes.

Nutritional facts Per each of 8 servings: about

  • Fibre 2 g
  • Sodium 641 mg
  • Sugars 3 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 125.0
  • Total fat 6 g
  • Potassium 399 mg
  • Cholesterol 6 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g


  • Iron 6.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Calcium 3.0
  • Vitamin A 10.0
  • Vitamin C 23.0
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Turnip, Potato and Swiss Chard Hash