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roasted turnips in a white bowl on a granite with a striped cloth and a spoon.

Roasted Turnips

Roast turnips – a great side dish to go with a meal. This recipe is fairly simple and easy with just 5 ingredients and makes a healthy side dish that pairs pretty much with any main meal.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 62kcal
Author: Geetha



  • 367 gms/ 2.5 cups/ 3 medium size Turnips
  • 1½ (1.5) tablespoon Olive Oil
  • as required Salt
  • as required Crushed Pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin


  • Before you get started, scroll up a little and watch a quick recipe video.
  • Check the notes and tips for extra info and help.
  • Wash and peel turnip skin, cut it into bite-size cubes and keep it aside.
  • Preheat oven at 220 C/200 C Gas mark 7/430 F and keep baking tray inside the oven.
  • Meanwhile, combine oil, salt, pepper and cumin in a small bowl.
  • Put turnip cubed and toss well.
  • Transfer seasoned turnips to a piping hot baking tray and spread it in a single layer. Ensure to space them well.
  • Keep the tray in the oven and roast for 15 minutes.
  • Take the tray out, mix well and return to oven and continue to roast for further 10 minutes.


Adjust seasoning to your taste.
Roast time may vary depending on the size of the turnip cubes.
Ensure to give it a stir once halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.


Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 217mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1mg
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