A great side dish with grilled duck. An astonishing way to add some zip to a vegetable I'm used to putting in a soup pot.
A great side dish with grilled duck. An astonishing way to add some zip to a vegetable I'm used to putting in a soup pot.
I had some fresh turnips in my CSA basket (community supported agriculture) this week and wanted to cook them but not mash them. This was great. I used honey to sweeten them instead of white sugar and added onions. I will use this recipe again.Read More
I had some fresh turnips in my CSA basket (community supported agriculture) this week and wanted to cook them but not mash them. This was great. I used honey to sweeten them instead of white sugar and added onions. I will use this recipe again.
This is an excellent recipe. I didn't know what to do with my CSA turnips and decided on this one after reading the reviews. I used chicken broth instead of water & bouillion. I had more turnips so I used a full can of broth. I added onions as suggested. Next time I may try the brown sugar or honey, but it was excellent as it is.
This really is fabulous. I love turnips even raw, but my husband is the pickiest eater on the planet and we were fighting over who got the last helping! I did replace the white sugar with brown sugar in my recipe, and I probably only used about 1 1/2 tbsp of it, but we are not sugar people and I use less sugar in every recipe. Really fabulous. SO easy and different. Can't wait to make it again and my husband can't wait either! Thanks so much!
This recipe is a no-brainer and very tasty. I made it with brown sugar and hubby and I thought it was delish! He kept walking through the kitchen while it was cooking, commenting on how good it smelled. He had two helpings and then went back to clean out the pan. I think this recipe would work equally well with rutabegas too.
I give this recipe 5 stars because it provided me a way to eat some of the turnips in my garden without gagging! Very good. Very easy.
This is such an easy recipe, I have given it out while checking out at the grocery. You wouldn't believe the positive response I've received to this recipe. My adult daughter who usually turns her nose up to turnips love it. I am thinking of adding carrots for the color next time.
Excellent recipe. I used beef bullion as opposed to chicken bullion for a bit of a richer flavor. Also, 1/4 c water seemed a bit too little, so I increased it to 1/2 c. The end result was dynamite. Will *definitely* use this recipe again!
I used 1 rutabaga and 1 turnip. I also made it a vegetarian dish by using vegetable boullion. This recipe is a wonderful alternative to roasting and not having to heat up the whole house.
I hate turnips, but got some from my CSA. Instead of giving them away - of letting them rot with the best of intentions of getting around to cooking them - I actually found this recipe and tried it. I can't say I love them, but they are perfectly edible! IF it can make me eat them, trust me, it's a hit.
These were pretty good - trying to eat more veggies and this is a good way to have turnips. Make sure you use a big enough pan because the first time I made this, I used too small of a pan and they never caramelized.
A pleasant surprise. My cooking usually is awful, but following this recipe for my CSA (farm share) turnips gave me confidence that I am capable of creating decent food.
A good way to get picky people to eat them. I added more butter and next time I'll use brown sugar.
This is fantastic! Be sure to pick turnips on the small to medium size....large ones can be woody.
This was very good. I was given some turnips today and I didn't know what to do with them. I have only used turnips in soups and roasted root vegetables. So I turned to Allrecipes as I always do and found this recipe. I did add onions as other suggested and only used one tablespoon of brown sugar. My husband said he liked them better than he thought he would. I will be making this again. I also liked the fact that it was low in calories. Thanks for sharing this.
I think my three year old's response to this dish captures the spirit of most of the reviews I have read. When I told him they were caramelized turnips, he wrinkled up his little face and said "I don't like turnips." When I made him try one bite, he made a sour face when the spoon went in his mouth. Then about two seconds later, his face changed and he said "Hey, I like turnips." That's how I feel about caramelized turnips too. I should also note that I used brown sugar instead of white sugar. This is a great, simple recipe that I will be making again.
This was so yummy, and I love how it didn't require a lot of ingredients. I used a beef bouillon cube since I didn't have chicken and used sucralose (e.g. Splenda) for the sugar. I made a double batch and threw in 1/4 cup cooked quinoa, which added a nice nuttiness.
Utterly Fantastic! However, we cheated and substituted in one crucial ingredient.... We were inspired by both this recipe and the Glazed Fall Root recipe. We wanted the simplicity of one root, but incorporated balsamic vinegar from that recipe, at which point, we didn't think we needed the chicken broth. The result, less water, and more of a stir fry.... and....? Wow! This is now our family's favorite way to prepare turnips. We like the Turnip Casserole, we even like Turnips as oven fries with things like Bratwurst sandwiches, and they are fine mixed in with mashed potatoes, sadly I'm the only one in the house who likes turnips more than celery with our favorite cranberry dipping sauce - but I adore turnips that way too..... , .... oh, and the all around benefit of including turnips in stews goes without saying, but by far, this recipe, with the addition of balsamic vinegar, is TOPS in our home!!! Thanks for posting!
Fantastic! Doubled the recipe and used brown sugar substitute and light Blue Bonnet.....great for Weight Watchers. Only 2 points for the whole recipe. Sprinkled a little cayenne pepper on it to give it a kick and it was so good. You have to try this recipe!
Yum! I've never had a turnip before (I know, strange), so I thought I would try this as a "safe bet." Amazing! I'm so excited to try other things, but I know this will be a standout recipe for us. The only problem I had was getting the turnips to color; by the time they had any color they had cooked to such a soft consistancy they were difficult to stir. I'll probably try to just caramelize them from the beginning and forgo the simmering first.
I made the recipe exactly as directed. We loved it! It was very simple to make. I coated my skillet with canola spray before making it to make sure nothing would stick. Not sure if that was necessary or not, but my pan was not a mess, so I just thought I'd mention it.
I made it for my friends and family and they loved it! I added diced carrots for color and they were very tasty.
Absolutely delicious recipe. :) I'll be making this one again for sure. It should probably be noted, on my part, that I had no chicken bouillon at the time, so I used beef bouillon instead. But it turned out extremely tasty. Thanks for sharing this!
I had no idea what to do with some turnips a guy from church gave us...I had heard turnip horror stories, and I have five picky kids. This recipe was a dream to make, very easy - and they turned out sweet and delicious! We are having them for a late THanksgiving dinner. I did sub chicken broth for the water/boullion, but otherwise made as directed.
This was good. I think I cooked it too long because I wasn't expecting it to get tender so fast and it become mushy. Next time I will watch it closer and maybe add onion too.
Awesome turnips!! I've only had turnips raw or in soup, and have been looking to find an interesting way to prepare them as a veggie side dish - this is it! I used chicken stock, because I had it on hand, and used 1 Tablespoon brown sugar instead of 2 Tablespoons white – just a preference. Prepared them as instructed, and they disappeared almost as fast as the dish was set on the table! I also have made them with some chunky diced onion, and we love them prepared both ways. People who said they didn’t like turnips, and were smart enough to try these have now changed their minds. This is a keeper of a recipe!
This was a hit at Thanksgiving! I should have made twice the recipe!
Good for turnips.
Delicious! I had some turnip greens that I chopped up and put in with the turnips at the beginning, and then also added a diced pear toward the end, but I don't know that that made any difference. I've managed to eat turnips before, but this is the first time I've really enjoyed it!
maybe I did something wrong, but I thought the turnips were great by themselves, and not good in this recipe. NEVER DO AGAIN
I had never really tried turnips before, except as a murky ingredient in soups or stews. My husband and I really enjoyed them prepared this way. We had about 2 - 2 1/2 cups of turnips. I did not cover the turnips when they were simmering, and had to add a little more water (next time, I will simmer with a lid on the pan). We kept the proportions for the butter and brown sugar, which did not really turn into a glaze, but just lightly coated the turnips. I thought the sweetness was a great compliment to the earthy flavor of the turnips. I will definitely make these again.
Made as is with the addition of a few cracks of black pepper to add a bit of spice and savory. DELICIOUS! we all loved it! It is always hit or miss with turnip in our house but this was spot on delicious and wonderful!! Do Try!!
Didn't think I liked turnips very much, but I could eat these every day! Followed directions exactly and came out great! I think onions would add good flavor too.
We got a ton of turnips in our weekly CSA basket and decided to give this recipe a whirl. It was great! The little bit of left overs heated up well in the toaster oven the next day, too.
A yummy twist to turnip. However I added the onion as others suggested and cannot imagine there being enough flavour without it. I also needed to add 10 minutes to the cooking time although my pieces were very small. I accidentallyy went overboard with the sugar and it was very sweet. I would not recommend increasing the amount of sugar.
I added a diced onion and substituted brown sugar for the white sugar and it turned out great. The first turnip recipe (and I've tried a bunch) that my family and I liked!
I absolutely LOVE this recipe. It was pretty simple to make, and extremely tasty. The best turnip recipe that I've made.
I LOVED THESE!! The "old man" thought differently...but he did eat them...I grew up eating turnips...grandma made them often. I thought they were delicious!! Thanks for the recipe.
These were not to our liking. They needed more water not to burn and they were too sweet. Sorry!
A vegetarian friend who disliked turnips really liked these. I didn't use the chicken bouillon cube, just plain water, and added a bit more butter plus salt.
I bought a turnip for the first time in 33 years of marriage! We thought we should try something different. This recipe is great. We loved our turnips! This was a delicious side dish that we will definitely enjoy again.
The technique was great for bringing a great texture and moderating the bitterness of the turnips, but it was just too sweet for us. (I make desserts that are less sugary...) I did modify it quite a bit, instead of adding all that sugar I added just a little as well as cumin, garlic powder and black pepper and it was awesome!
Loved this recipe for turnips... used chicken broth instead of the bouillon and water... and the flavor was great...
Yummy! My first time trying turnips and it was positive, although I feel I wouldn't be a big fan of them raw. Thanks, this was tasty!
not sure what went wrong here, but this recipe did not work for me at all. I had to add broth multiple times and it still kept cooking dry and ended up burning without the turnips ever getting tender. I followed the recipe exactly. Very disappointed.
Love these! My new favorite way to eat turnip. My guests couldn't believe they were turnips. Even my kids liked them!
My husband and I did not like this recipe. Too sweet.
Made this last night and even my 11 year old daughter asked for seconds!
Super yummy! Both my children ate two helpings
These were fantastic! Had some turnips in my CSA box and thought I'd try my hand at cooking them for the first time. I'm so glad I tried this recipe instead of hiding them away in a soup! I substituted brown sugar for the white, but other than that I followed the recipe exactly. So good. I will be trying this for other root veggies and may add onion next time. Thanks to Lynn for sharing the recipe!
made this tonight and it was good....sauteed onions and some garlic then added turnips and carrots with some homemade veggie broth....then followed directions as stated...it was great as I had no idea what I was going to do with these turnips I was given...will make again when I have more turnips! also used brown sugar which I am glad I did...I like brown sugar better than white
This was very good. Make sure you use small turnips, because the bigger ones maintain a bitter taste.
My family loved this recipe. I used half the sugar because I'm not a fan of sweet veggies. It worked perfectly.
Good - but a bit sweet for me. Added a touch of sea salt and lots of coarse black pepper to spice it up a touch.
Awesome way to cook turnips. I cooked come bacon and diced it and then used the bacon grease with a pat of butter to carmelize. Used brown sugar and onions and it was delis!!
This was alright. Still can't get past the bitterness of cooked turnips.
I fixed this tonight and my husband and I argued about who got the last bit! Only change I made was I cooked the turnips in beef broth that I made because I'm allergic to most broths and bouillon cubes that are on the market. Tasted great and we will be making it many times from here on out.
This was my first attempt at turnips and a total flop. I followed the directions and even added onion and used brown sugar as suggested by others. They never caramelized and just ended up mushy. On top of the bad consistancy, they had a total lack of flavor. I won't try turnips again.
Pretty good for turnips. I added some sweet onions that added to the caramel
This was surprisingly good for being so simple. I like it a little charred, so I cooked it a little longer than recommended. Great side dish!
Very simple but so tasty. The butter and sugar bring out the flavor of turnips without any bitterness.
Really yummy! I think it needs just a little more water and time to simmer but otherwise it was delicious!!
I printed this recipe in 2012, and have made it about 20 times in 6 years. It's the recipe I make to blow my friend's mind when they grimmace at the word turnip. I've had the BEST results when I use my homemade chicken stock, but stay true to the measurment of 1/4 cup!
We love this recipe!! A great way to enhance the flavour of a turnip and compliment any meal!
Oh My Gosssshhhh! This recipe was so simple and extremely delicious. I took the turnips straight from my organic garden and into the kitchen. I made turnips for my wife and my two picky children. We all fought over the scraps. First time ever eating turnips for all of us, too.
My wife loves this recipe. As a tip, I used brown sugar instead of white and most times I have to add 50% more water than the recipe says.
I also used fresh CSA turnips. I barely had enough for 1 cup and I substituted brown sugar instead of white. My husband LOVED this. I have to admit that neither of my kids or myself liked this dish. However I only like turnips in stews. But it was good to try something different.
Loved this recipe Different way to fix turnips
Very simple straightforward flavor - just sweet. Still good, though, if you have turnips to get through.
These turned out great! I received turnips in my CSA share and decided to try this recipe out. I took the advice of previous reviewers and added thinly sliced onions and bacon, and substituted honey for the sugar. Also I used chicken broth instead of the water/chicken bouillon. Even my kids ate these which means I'll make them again!
Delicious! I had to add another 1/4 cup water after the first evaporated because the turnips still weren't tender, but I'm guessing that will depend upon your turnips and how small you cut them. Will definitely be making this again, I have never liked turnips before, but had to get rid of some. I'm glad I did, I really liked them cooked this way.
I strongly dislike turnip but I loved this turnip. It took the terrible smell and taste away, leaving sweet and delicious. Just cooked it a little longer than recommended. 5 stars
I made it as written and it was good. I think i might try it with less sugar next time, though.
Found the turnips got very tender, almost mushy. Probably cooked them a little too long. I'd cut the sugar in this recipe, but did not wait for them to carmelize. Thought adding onion would be good. Very tasty!
Made this in place of my spicy glazed carrot dish just for a change on Thanksgiving and it was gone in a flash. My, now adult, children couldn't get enough and I will add this to my Christmas feast. I used clover honey instead of sugar and added a half teaspoon of red pepper flakes to give it a bit of zing...it's a big winner at dinner!
We liked it and it was pretty easy to make.
Yum! You won't believe how good this is...it doesn't even taste like turnips! A great way to use up a lot of produce from the garden.
Very good, I used Splenda brown and everything else as written. It took mine a little longer to cook, I had some large turnips. My teenager got a huge serving and he hates any kind of veggie!
Outstanding! Made with beef broth and used double than what the recipe calls for so turnips could cook down longer and soften more. Even people who thought they didn't like turnips loved the dish.
my family did not like this. It had a bitter after taste.
Added onions and subbed brown sugar, also used chicken stock. Delicious!
easy and delicious. Takes the bitter out
This was my first time trying a turnip. The recipe was a little frustrating. 1/4 C water plus 15 minutes sauteeing in the skillet did not make the tiny cubes of turnip turn tender. I think I spent 45 minutes adding more water and cooking them to get them tender and then went ahead with the butter and sugar. I do wish they would have turned out more tender but they were good.
Too sweet, next time cut the sugar in half. Used honey, added a small onion. Otherwise wonderful!
What a great way to use Turnips...
My turnip nay-sayers were amazed! This was excellent. I used chicken broth and then added water as needed to make the turnip tender. Then I used butter and brown sugar. It was amazing.
Good for turnips.
I really liked this! My kids didn't love it but they are pretty picky. But they did eat it. I will make again
I've never really liked turnips, but I wanted to get more vegetables into the family meals. I found this recipe, and we all really enjoyed it. The only thing I changed was to use some chicken broth instead of boullion to cut back on salt.
Great recipe:) Added 4 stripes of cooked bacon to enhance the flavor, 1 cup of water and brown sugar.
This is ridiculously easy to make, and we loved it! It’s so fun trying new recipes for veggies. My husband asked for these again the following night. There wasn’t any left, but turnips were on the next grocery list. I have a feeling this is now on the rotation. Thanks so much for recipe.
Wow! Just try it!!!!
This was really good. It was my first time cooking turnips, and it was a pleasant surprise. Thank you for the recipe!
I used chicken broth instead of cube. it was amazing good.
I'll admit, I haven't made a lot of dishes with turnips in my life. I was excited to try this though... as I had a lot of turnips in my CSA basket. These were way too bitter for me and the caramel smelled nice, but didn't seem to help the flavor. I will not be making these again.
This dish if phenomenal!!! You have to try it, it has a buttery slightly sweet taste and ohhh so good! :)
I'll definitely make this again, but give it a taste before adding sugar. The turnips were plenty sweet on their own, in my opinion. My hubby has a sweet tooth so he didn't mind the added sweetness.
We love turnips...this is really a great idea!! Thank you...a little relish for our Thanksgiving dinner!