Oven-roasted turnips are the perfect side dish to any meal! This recipe is simple with just turnips, salt & pepper and a bit of olive oil/butter.

Turnips are white and pale purple in color with a flavor like a mild radish. Roasting brings out great flavor and they’re so easy to make!

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Roasted Turnips in a white bowl with garnish

Gone are the old days of bland boiled turnips! Roasting veggies adds great color and flavor while preserving the nutrients.

These are deliciously low carb and chock full of fiber and Vitamin C!

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turnips on a marble table before making Roasted Turnips

Ingredients & Variations


They have a mild flavor so they can be roasted with other root vegetables. Try carrots, beets, or parsnips!


Even though this recipe is fairly basic with butter, olive oil, sage, and salt and pepper, don’t be afraid to try using oregano, or even rosemary.

Peel First!

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Unlike roasted beets (which are easier peeled after cooking), turnips are easier peeled before cooking.

  1. Cut off the top and the root with a good sharp knife.
  2. Using a potato peeler or a paring knife, peel from top to bottom. That’s all there is to it!

adding ingredients to turnips to make Roasted Turnips

How to Roast Turnips

Roasting turnips is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Peel and cut turnips into equally sized pieces so they roast evenly.
  2. Toss turnips with remaining ingredients (except for the butter) and place in a prepared casserole dish.
  3. Roast until the turnips are tender and then toss them with butter and serve immediately.

How to Store and Reheat

Turnips are easily kept for up to 4 days in the refrigerator if they are in an airtight container. They can even be frozen and pulled out whenever the need for a low-carb, healthy side dish is in order!

More Roasted Veggies to Try!

  • Crispy Garlic Roasted Broccoli – ready in 15 minutes
  • Roasted Parmesan Asparagus – easy prep
  • Easy Oven Roasted Carrots – only 4 ingredients
  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Roasted Vegetables – with smashed garlic
  • Easy Oven Roasted Potatoes – crispy & flavorful
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts – 5 easy ingredients

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