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side shot of a baking dish with roasted turnips topped with herbs and pepper flakes


Katerina | Diethood
Simple and satisfying, these roasted turnips are crispy tender and caramelized.
Servings : 8
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins


  • 2 pounds turnips with purple tops, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into about 10 pieces
  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish
  • crushed red pepper flakes, for garnish, optional


  • Preheat oven to 450˚F.
  • Place turnips and shallots in a 9x13 baking dish and lightly toss with olive oil.
  • To the turnips add chives, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper; toss gently to combine.
  • Place butter pieces over the top.
  • Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, or until tender. Give it a stir halfway through cooking.
    If the turnips are cut larger than suggested, you will need to roast them a bit longer, or until tender.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Taste for salt and pepper; adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with parsley and pepper flakes; serve.




Calories: 104 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 4 g | Cholesterol: 15 mg | Sodium: 272 mg | Potassium: 248 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 5 g | Vitamin A: 298 IU | Vitamin C: 24 mg | Calcium: 38 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 7 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: how to roast turnips, roasted turnips recipe, thanksgiving side dish