Roasted Baby Turnips with Sauteed Turnip Greens

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Sweet and tender baby turnips are roasted in olive oil and garlic then tossed with turnip greens for a delicious spring side dish.




  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400
  2. Rinse the turnips, cut off the tops  and set them aside
  3. Rough chop the garlic cloves and keep each chopped clove separate
  4. Trim the root ends off of the turnips. slice them in half and add them to a cast iron pan along with one clove chopped garlic.
    sliced turnips and garlic uncooked in a pan
  5. Add the olive oil to the turnips and sitr  making sure the turnips are coated in oil
    baby turnips with oil being added
  6. Place the pan in the oven and  roast the turnips in oil for 10 minutes
  7. Give them a quick stir and roast for 10 minutes longer or until the turnips begin to turn golden in color.
    roasted baby turnips in a pan
  8. Remove the pan from the oven, and place the turnips onto a serving plate.
    turnip greens in a pan
  9. Place the pan on the stove over medium heat.  Add the remaining garlic and the greens; stir until they begin to wilt.
    wiltedgreens in a cast iron pan
  10. Turn off the heat and toss in the turnips from the platter to heat them through and turnips on a with suateed greens and a wooden spoon



Stir in a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar or tamari sauce to the pan with the turnip greens.

Top the baby turnips with sauteed greens with toasted sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds for a little bit of crunch.

If you don’t have fresh garlic replace it with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder per clove.

Keywords: baby turnips, sauteed turnip greens, roasted turnips