Growing turnips in the garden this year? Maybe you got some in your CSA bag? If you’re looking for ideas to cook them, try this roasted turnips recipe. It is pretty easy and tastes delicious!
Roasted Turnips Recipe
Turnips are such a lovely root vegetable to add to your garden if you have the space for them. But not everyone knows how they should be cooked. Not only is this roasted turnips recipe super simple it has amazing flavor.
This is one vegetable that brings back memories for me. I remember being a kid and spending time with my poppy at his cabin in the woods. We would go out and grab some turnips from his garden then cook them up for dinner.
Even though he is no longer with me, whenever I have turnips I think of him. Kind of amazing how simple memories like that as a kid stick with you.
Info & Facts About Turnips:
According to fatsecret.com, there are 36 calories in one cup of Turnips that have been cubed. There is also 8.36g carbs, 0.13g fat, and 1.17g protein.
It is a root vegetable that is grown for the white, fleshy taproot. They can be used for humans to eat as well as some livestock. The smaller types are normally the one human’s consumer whereas the larger varieties are used for animals.
The most commonly grown type of turnip as white skin root that grows below the ground. Above the ground, it is slightly purple where it changes over to the leaves.
Not only is the root part of the turnip eatable, but the leaves are also as well. You have seen or even heard of a recipe for turnip greens (the leaves of the turnip root).
How To Make This Roasted Turnips Recipe:
First, you want to preheat your oven to 475 degrees. Then place the peeled and cut turnips into a bowl. Add the olive oil.
Next, add in the melted butter. Then sprinkle enough salt to taste and the nutmeg to the mixture in the bowl. Mix well.
Place the turnips into a greased baking dish. Sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese to taste. Then top the turnips with about 3 to 4 fresh sprigs of thyme.
Bake uncovered for about 15-20 minutes. When done the turnips are just slightly browned on top and fork tender.
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Roasted Turnips Recipe
Growing turnips in the garden this year? Maybe you got some in your CSA bag? If you're looking for ideas to cook them, try this roasted turnips recipe. It is pretty easy and tastes delicious!
- Salt to taste
- 8 oz Turnips (peeled and cut into smaller slices)
- 1 Tbsp Butter melted
- Parmesan Cheese to taste
- 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 Tbsp Olive oil
- 3-4 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
Preheat your oven to 475 degrees.
Place turnips into a bowl, and add in the olive oil.
Add the melted butter to your bowl.
Sprinkle in salt to taste. Then add the nutmeg to the mixture in the bowl.
Mix well then place the turnips into a greased baking dish.
Sprinkle enough Parmesan cheese to taste, then top turnips with 3-4 fresh sprigs of thyme.
Bake uncovered for about 15-20 minutes. When done the turnips will be slightly brown and fork tender.