These simple and delicious roasted turnips will surprise your tastebuds with their sweet, slight nutty-flavored tenderness.
When I was a kid, my grandmother used to make the most amazing turnip greens whenever we were at her house for a “Sunday dinner”. I loved them so much! Even as a child. If I got seconds of anything, it was those turnip greens. Probably helped a ton that she cooked them with a ham bone too. (Obviously, I could be that very strange child who liked greens so much in the first place)
Oh, my Southern roots! I’m sorry I have failed you. I have failed to make my kids love turnip greens as much as I did. They don’t like any kind of cooked greens. Well, maybe the occasional spinach sautéed in garlic. But it’s not the same Southern yumminess I grew up begging for at grandma’s house.
But you know what? I never ate the actual little turnip pieces that were in those greens. Now those were not appetizing to me! ha
And you know what else? I have never ever cooked a turnip in my entire life. I see them every time I go to the store. I have passed them by without a single thought.
Until this week…….
In an attempt to have a change from the usual, I mustered up the courage to buy a huge turnip and give it a try.
We love our roasted vegetables in our house. You can see that from all the posts I have done on many varieties. You just can’t go wrong!
So roasted we did of that huge new turnip. And enjoy it we did! We are big, big fans I’d even venture to say.
It’s a simple and quick and really delicious veggie to add to your weekly roasting.
I just seasoned this batch with pink himalayan salt and pepper. But the flavors are endless just like any other roasting you do. Rosemary, sage or thyme would be wonderful as well. You could even sprinkle a little parmesan cheese on them.
Oh, the possibilities my little turnip……
Turnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
1 TBSP olive oil or coconut oil
salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Coat a baking sheet with a little oil or your favorite spray oil.
Spread out peeled and cut up turnip on baking sheet.
Drizzle with oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Toss to coat
Bake for 30 minutes or until desired tenderness.
- turnips, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 1 TBSP olive oil or coconut oil
- salt and pepper to taste.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Coat a baking sheet with a little oil or your favorite spray oil.
- Spread out peeled and cut up turnip on baking sheet.
- Drizzle with oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Toss to coat
- Bake for 30 minutes or until desired tenderness.