Turnip Recipes

Boiled or steamed, mashed or pureed, sautéed or stewed, we’ve got all the tastiest, top-rated turnip recipes.

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Bacon Turnip Mash

Rating: 4.33 stars
Cooked and mashed turnip with savory bacon.

Sean's Mommy's Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.55 stars
I wanted to do something different as a vegetable side dish. It was Thanksgiving, so I got a bunch of root vegetables and roasted them. They were a hit and are now a staple at our holiday table. I cook them during the year sometimes, as well.

Creamy Homestyle Turnips

Rating: 4.68 stars
What I love about this recipe is how affordable all the ingredients are and how easy it is to throw together. For a college student who doesn't like to eat out much, like me, those two things are definitely what I'm looking for. Enjoy! If you're looking for a way to add more vegetables, throw in some diced carrots and chopped celery; add when you toss the turnips in.

Butternut Squash and Turnip Soup

Rating: 4.63 stars
Before you go 'yuck', give it a try! An abundance of turnips prompted me to find a different use for them.

Caldo Gallego

Rating: 4.47 stars
During the winter months in Alaska, it is nice to sit down with family and enjoy a nice warm hearty meal. This is one that we crave. Serve it with a rich chewy Cuban bread.

Crispy Turnip 'Fries'

Rating: 3.98 stars
My daughters and I are on a low-carb diet and were looking for something to curb our 'French fry' cravings. I've heard that turnips can be made into some great 'fries.' I experimented with it and came up with this. You can add whatever spices you'd like.

World's Greatest Vegetable Broth

Rating: 4.69 stars
This makes a broth that is slightly thick with a rich color and full flavor. The broth can be frozen in one or one and a half cup blocks for later use. This recipe also leaves you with a bowl full of delicious cooked vegetables, I love to snack on them cold.

Vegetable Cornish Pasties

Rating: 4.76 stars
A meatless version of a traditional favorite.

Cast Iron Honey-Sriracha Glazed Chicken with Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.63 stars
I combined 3 recipes to create tender juicy chicken with an awesome honey-sriracha glaze. If you've always wanted to cook more stuff with turnips, give this a try. Aside from the delicious sauce, the most important part of this dish is using the high heat of cast iron to brown the chicken and vegetables before finishing in the oven.

Spiced Turnips (Shalgam Masala)

Rating: 4.78 stars
I love turnips. This Northern Indian dish is great way to spice up traditional mashed turnips. This dish is great garnished with fresh cilantro or parsley and served with basmati rice, or with naan bread. The amount of chiles you use really controls the heat factor in this dish.

Vegetarian Chickpea Curry with Turnips

Rating: 4.59 stars
This is a great recipe if you don't want to fuss around in the kitchen. I discovered it one night when I wanted something packed with flavor, but wasn't willing to slave away in the kitchen. It's a meaty dish, with a hint of curry and cumin flavor. Serve on it's own or on some basmati rice. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Bacon Clapshot

Rating: 4.48 stars
A flavorful, slightly spiced potato dish from North/North East Scotland. Perfect with roast meats, or double up the helpings and serve as a tasty supper.

Inspiration and Ideas

Scottish Turnip and Potato Mash

Rating: Unrated
"We call this 'root mousse.' My family loves it, and it's the only way I eat turnips! We've been making this since my son made it in culinary school!" – Wendy Wiles

Vegetarian Carpaccio

Rating: Unrated
A vegetarian twist on the classic carpaccio. Full of colorful root vegetables marinated in oil and vinegar and garnished with croutons and pine nuts.

Oxtail Soup I

Rating: 4.11 stars

A hearty, full-bodied soup - somewhat different than most oxtail soups.