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Overhead of roasted turnips in a white bowl over a wood cutting board with fresh thyme and a blue and white napkin in the background
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5 from 5 votes

Roasted Turnips

This basic Roasted Turnips recipe is a great way to really let the flavor of this delicious root vegetable shine. It makes a great side dish to most any fish or meat dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 49kcal



  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut off both ends and peel the turnips, if desired.
  • Cut the turnips into 1/2-inch think slices, then cut each slice into 1/2-inch thick cubes.
  • Place the turnips in a medium bowl and toss with the olive oil.
  • Spread the turnips out onto a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast, tossing halfway through, for about 25-30 minutes or until light brown and fork-tender.



Tips and Techniques for the Best Roasted Turnips

  • Choose smaller, younger turnips if you prefer a sweeter flavor and medium aged turnips if you prefer a taste more similar to potatoes.
  • Store raw turnips tightly wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Store leftover cooked turnips in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-5 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 334mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg