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Roasted Turnips

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Roasted Turnips

Roasted Turnips

Photo © Molly Watson
Roasting mellows the sometimes sharp flavor of turnips and concentrates their texture into a tender, melting vegetable in this easy recipe. Serve these Roasted Turnips with other Roasted Vegetables, alongside roasted meats, or with a simple Roasted Chicken.

This recipe is really a method. Feel free to change the amount to suit your needs. Try adding herbs (rosemary is particularly yummy with the spicy bite of turnips) or spices, or combine the turnips with other root vegetables as you like.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 lbs. turnips
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Trim and peel the turnips. Leave baby turnips whole; cut larger turnips into large-ish bite-size pieces. Put turnips into a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Use your hands or two large spoons to toss the turnips to coat them thoroughly with the oil. Sprinkle with salt.
  2. Roast turnips until tender and browned, start checking on them after about 30 minutes. Depending on the size and age of the turnips, it may take them up to an hour or more to get completely tender.

Makes 6 to 8 servings Roasted Turnips.

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 5 out of 5
Wonderful and Fast!, Member LynetteWho

I bought some turnips at a farmer's market and wasn't sure what to do with them. Made them according to this recipe; sprinkled with salt, pepper, dried rosemary, parsley, basil, and thyme. Came out WONDERFUL. I will definitely make this again!

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