Roast Turnips for a Rich and Delicious Side Dish

Turnips–the October Harvest of the Month–are unique for root vegetables because both the root and the green leaves that grow above ground can be eaten. The green leaves, called Turnip Greens, are a staple in Southern cuisine.

But, if you’re looking for a delicious way to prepare the root, try this recipe for Roasted Turnips. This rich and delicious side comes together in less than an hour and will have everyone at the table asking for more!

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  • 6 medium turnips peeled and chunked
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dry thyme
  • ½ tsp garlic powderr


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Toss turnips, oil and salt in a large bowl. Spread out on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes, stirring once or twice.

Mix remaining spices in a small dish. Remove the turnips from the oven and sprinkle with the spices and stir with spatula to coat. Continue roasting until the turnips are tender when pierced with a fork, and starting to brown, approximately 5 minutes.

Serve warm as a delicious side.

Serves 8