How Do I Cook That? Turnip Recipes

How Do I Cook That? Turnip Recipes. Turnips are such an underrated root vegetable! They are an awesome alternative to potatoes to many dishes. Check out our list of recipes to get your creative juices flowing. Turnips are a white-fleshed root vegetable with white and purple skin. They have a slightly sweet but snappy flavor, similar to cabbage. These turnip recipes are delicious!!

They are low in calories and high in vitamin C. Turnip greens are very rich in antioxidants such as vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K.

When purchasing turnips, choose ones that are firm and feel heavy for their size. Turnips can get woody as they grow, so look for ones that are less than 4 inches in diameter. Store turnips in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Store the turnip greens separately if you plan to eat them.

We have curated a list of delicious Turnip Recipes and healthy recipes below. Check them out below and start expanding your family’s palate tonight! Don’t get in a food rut and offer the same veggies each night.

Easy Baked Turnip Chips

Potatoes aren’t the only root vegetable that make awesome chips. These easy turnip chips are a great gateway food and I bet your kids won’t even know the difference 😉

Easy Baked Turnip Chips

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Turnip Sesame Seared ‘Scallops’

Prepared in this way, the turnips will be slightly soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. They will be slightly sweet, similar to real scallops. This is a great recipe to pack in the vegetables and expand your child’s palate.

Sesame Seared ‘Scallops’

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Baked and Spicy Oregano Turnip Fries

These turnip fries are another awesome gateway food. Your little ones will gobble them up and they are super easy for babies to hold, making them awesome for baby led weaning or as a finger food for kids of all ages.

Baked & Spicy Oregano Rutabaga Fries

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Raw Turnip Salad

Try this easy to put together turnip salad with dinner tonight. Combined with carrots, this is the perfect side dish for burger night or a family gathering.

Raw Turnip Salad

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Turnip and Feta Fritters

These crispy turnip fritters are slightly sweet and deliciously cheesy. Make them next time your kids are asking for potato pancakes!

Turnip and Feta Fritters

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Roasted Turnips and Mushrooms

When it comes to new vegetables, your child may be more responsive to them if they are roasted in the oven with familiar spices. These roasted turnips and mushrooms are the perfect side dish to spice up a beef or chicken dinner.

Roasted Turnips and Mushrooms

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Stewed Turnip Greens

Turnip greens are a nice alternative to spinach. If your child won’t eat plain greens, try chopping these up and adding them to mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower.

Stewed Turnip Greens

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 Turnip Quinoa Cakes

These turnip quinoa cakes are so versatile. You can substitute or add in tons of different veggies including sweet potatoes, zucchini or broccoli. Paired with a delicious avocado cream, your little ones are sure to love these!

Turnip Quinoa Cakes with Avocado Crema

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Sliced Turnip Recipes and Bacon Bake

This warm and crispy turnip and bacon bake is perfect as a side dish with beef or lamb, but can also be the main dish.

Sliced Turnip And Bacon Bake

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Arabic Pickled Turnips

These traditional pickled turnips are a staple in middle eastern cuisine. They are a great topper for pitas stuffed with falafel or chicken shawarma. If your little ones like traditional dill pickles, definitely give these a try!

Arabic Pickled Turnips

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Turnip The Disco Fries

These turnip and potato fries are a fun spin on normal loaded cheese fries. You can change up the toppings to your little ones taste and even load up on the veggies. Sliced tomatoes, olives, grilled mushrooms and onions and avocado would all be amazing!

Turnip the Disco Fries Recipe

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Stuffed Turnip Greens

These stuffed turnip greens are a nice substitution for stuffed grape leaves or cabbage. This recipe is vegetarian, but feel free to play with the stuffing and add ground beef or pork.

Stuffed Turnip Greens

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Turnip Parsley Cakes

These turnip cakes get a delicious and fresh take with the addition of parsley. Serve them at breakfast with eggs and a side of fruit.
<h2style=”text-align: center;”>Turnip Parsley Cakes Recipe

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Rosemary and Garlic Turnip Noodles

These turnip noodles are a super fun substitution for spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. They can be roasted, fried, sauteed or eaten raw. Have fun and play around with the sauce and veggie add ins.

Rosemary and Garlic Turnip Noodles

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Chinese Turnip Cakes

This traditional Chinese staple, called Lo Bak Go, is often seem at dim sum restaurants and served for Chinese New Year. Get creative and serve these for dinner along with a homemade asian vegetable stir fry.
Turnip Cake

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Turnip Cauliflower Mash

Turnip Cauliflower Mash is an awesome alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Top this dish with some cheese, sour cream and bacon and your kids will never know the difference!

Turnip Cauliflower Mash Recipe

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Sesame Roasted Turnips and Barley

This dish is a great lunch or an easy dinner to throw together. Serve over quinoa for an extra added protein boost or include a handful of white beans. Since turnips have a slight sweetness, they are a welcome substitution for roasted potatoes.

Sesame Roasted Turnips and Barley

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Turnip Puff

Turnip Puff is a great side dish for festive roasted chicken or turkey. Serve this instead of the traditional potato side dish at your next family dinner. This dish can also be made ahead of time and frozen.

Turnip Puff Recipe

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Chicken With Carrots, Turnips and Barley

This is a super hearty meal that the whole family will love! You can even mix it up and use a combo of turnips, carrots, potatoes, rutabagas, parsnips or even beets.

Chicken in a Pot with Carrots, Turnips, and Barley

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Turnip Gratin

Turnip Gratin is an amazing gateway food and a fun spin on the traditional potato version.

Turnip Gratin Recipe

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Onion and Turnip Soup

This soft and creamy soup is an awesome belly filler that is perfect for school lunches or dinner. Pair it up with some croutons or crusty bread for dipping.

Onion And Turnip Soup Recipe

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Glazed Turnips

These glazed turnips are a perfect and simple side dish for any meal. Similar to potatoes, your little ones will love them just as much as they love roasted potatoes.

Glazed Turnips Recipe

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How Do I Cook That? Turnip Recipes. Turnips are such an underrated root vegetable! They are an awesome alternative to potatoes to many dishes. Check out our list of recipes to get your creative juices flowing.


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