Roasted Turnips

Makes 4 servings; ½ to 3/4 cup each serving

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  • 2 large turnips
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash your hands well with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  3. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with vegetable oil cooking spray or vegetable oil.
  4. Wash turnips. Cut ends off and peel turnips, then cut into ½- to ¾-inch pieces. Add turnip pieces to a large plastic storage bag or a mixing bowl.
  5. Add oil, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  6. Shake the bag until the pieces are coated with oil and spices.
  7. Place the turnips in a single layer on the baking pan.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.