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Herb Roasted Turnips

Points® value
Total Time
40 min
10 min
30 min
Turnips may not usually be at the top of your fall must-cook list, but they should be. This underappreciated root vegetable is ideal for roasting, which mellows its sometimes sharp, slightly bitter flavour and transforms their texture into meltingly tender bites. When buying turnips, choose small ones, which are usually the youngest plants with the best texture and sweetest flavour. They should be firm, heavy for their size, and free of any cuts or damaged skin. Make sure you cut them into similarly sized pieces and spread them in a single layer on the baking pan so that they cook evenly. Use whichever fresh herbs you have on hand, perhaps the ones you’re using for your main entrée or a salad.


Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Uncooked turnips

1½ pound(s), peeled, cut into 1-inch chunks

Fresh thyme

2 tbsp(s), rosemary and/or sage, chopped (or any fresh herbs)

Olive oil

1 tbsp(s)

Kosher salt

1 tsp(s), or to taste

Fresh parsley

2 tbsp(s), finely chopped (for garnish)


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Place turnips on prepared pan; lightly coat with cooking spray. Sprinkle with fresh mixed herbs, oil and salt; toss to coat. Roast, stirring once, until tender, about 25 to 30 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh parsley; toss to mix.
  3. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.