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Three Recipes That Will Make You Love Turnips

Turnips are a fall/winter root veggie that doesn’t get as much credit as they should.  They’re very versatile (they can be roasted, pureed, boiled, or fried) and they are healthy.  Turnips are fat free, cholesterol free, low in sodium, and an excellent source of vitamin C.  

 

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Courtesy of Fruits & Veggies–More Matters

 

Turnips also make great substitutions, like in this recipe for Turnip Au Gratin.  Turnips take the place of the traditional potatoes and you’ll combine cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, butter, milk, thyme, salt, and pepper.  The turnips are sliced thinly and the butter/cheese/seasoning mixture is layered into a cast iron skillet, finishing with a cheesy top.  Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes until bubbly and golden brown.

 

turnip gratin
Courtesy of Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

 

Roasted Turnips with Balsamic and Thyme is a simple recipe that brings out the flavor of the veggie and is super easy to make.  You’ll just need to peel your turnips and cut into bite sized pieces.  Whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, salt, and pepper and add turnips to the mix to coat.  Spread turnips in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 450 degrees for 25 minutes.  Turn each turnip piece over and bake 10 minutes more until softened.

 

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Courtesy of Kalyn’s Kitchen

 

Crispy Turnip Fries can help curb your French fry cravings.  Turnips are cut into sticks, placed in a large bowl, and tossed with vegetable oil to coat.  Season with parmesan cheese, garlic salt, paprika, and onion powder.  Spread on a baking sheet and bake in a 425 degree oven for 20 minutes until the outside is crispy and the inside is tender.

 

turnip fries
Courtesy of All Recipes

 

Check back next Monday when I’ll have some casseroles perfect to start your Christmas morning.

 

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