This page has several turnip recipes so you can use farm fresh turnips from David's Garden Seeds® or the turnips you grow from our turnip seeds. We carry several varieties of turnip seeds, including turnip greens seeds, for you to grow in your backyard garden. Today, December 27, 2022, we are harvesting a beautiful bunch of turnips. A lot of people do not know how to cook turnips.
Turnips have a unique flavor and texture. Some use them in place of potatoes in a variety of ways. Below are some of our favorite ways to eat turnips, which by the way are much lower in carbohydrates than potatoes. Potatoes have about 14 carbs as opposed to turnips which have about 4 carbs per serving.
You can peel and chop turnips up and add them to soups, stews, and pot roasts. My mother used to add turnips along with carrots, celery, potatoes, and onions to roasted chicken and to roast beef on Sundays. She would put everything together in a big roasting pan along with some water and bake for about 2.5 to 3 hours until we got home from church so we would always have a delicious Sunday lunch.
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Preheat your oven to 425° and line a cookie sheet with foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Peel the turnips and cut into French fry sized pieces. Place the turnip fries in a large bowl with the tablespoon of oil and mix around to coat all of the pieces with some of the oil.
Place the cheese and the spices in a large freezer bag with a zipper. Close and shake to mix. Then open and add fries, a little at a time. Close and shake to coat the fries and place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake them for about 20 minutes until crispy. So good.
Air Fryer Version: Place the fries in the air fryer basket and cook for 20 to 25 minutes, turning after about 12 minutes.
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First, wash and peel your turnips. Then cut them into quarters. Cut each quarter in half. Boil them in salted water until they are soft, at least 10 minutes. The softer they are, the better they will work up into mashed turnips. Keep checking by sticking a fork into them. When they are soft, drain them in a colander in the sink. Make sure you get as much water drained as possible. Extra water will make the dish too soupy.
Place turnips in a large bowl and mash. Then add butter, garlic powder, chopped green onions, and heavy cream in a large bowl and mash the turnips. Then stir until everything is well mixed, like mashed potatoes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve with extra butter on top and this is optional but you can add some grated cheddar cheese for a real treat.
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Preheat your oven to 400°. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Peel turnips and cut into bite sized pieces. Place in bowl.
Drizzle the olive oil over the turnips. Add thyme, parsley and then salt and pepper. Stir until all of the turnip pieces are coated.
Place on cookie sheet. Roast them in the oven for about 15 minutes. Turn the turnip pieces over and cook for another 10 to 15 minutes, until soft. (Stick a fork in to see if they are soft.)
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Boil turnip pieces in salted water until tender. Drain well and place in a large bowl.
In a skillet over medium heat, cook chopped garlic and bread crumbs, in extra virgin olive oil until the bread crumbs are golden brown. Make sure to stir every few minutes. Remove the pan from heat and season with salt and pepper.
Zest the lemon over the turnips. Cut lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the turnips. Add the parsley and about half of the panko breadcrumbs. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper and toss well to combine.
Put turnips on a serving platter. Top with remaining breadcrumbs and cheese.
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