As I was searching for some creative turnip recipes, I kept running across one word. Boring. It seems many people find turnips boring. One person called them “the world’s most boring vegetable” that comes in the CSA box.


Turnips don’t have to be boring, though. When mixed with other fresh vegetables and cooked right, they’re a flavorful, high fiber, low carb, low calorie, and high Vitamin C addition to your meal.


  1. Turnip and Roasted Garlic Puree – Instead of roasted garlic mashed potatoes, try this recipe instead. The turnips and garlic are roasted side-by-side in the oven, and then they’re pureed in the food processor with a little olive oil and salt & pepper.
  2. Braised Turnips with Mustard Sauce – Turnips are braised in a pan, and then the juices in the pan are turned into a mustard sauce that gets poured over the turnips.
  3. Glazed Carrots and Turnips – A little sugar and butter creates a glaze for carrots and turnips that are cooked on the stovetop.
  4. World’s Greatest Vegetable Broth – If you like to make your own broth to freeze and keep on hand for recipes, this version uses turnips and other vegetables to create a flavorful vegetable broth. The vegetables that are strained out of the broth can be refrigerated and snacked on cold.
  5. Turnip and Potato Patties – Cooked turnips and potatoes are mashed and formed into patties and fried in a little oil to create something like a potato pancake. 

What's your favorite way to prepare turnips?

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

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