Easy-Peasy Turnip Fries

I first tried turnip fries at a party my friends Heidi and Tom threw a few years ago.


I don’t think you’d ever mistake them for actual potato French fries, but they’re a good alternative, and they satisfy my cravings for fries (and my love to dip things). Plus, turnips have roughly 1/3rd the calories and carbs that a potato has, so they’re really healthy, too – especially when you bake them, like these are.

Here’s how to make them!

1) Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

2) Peel your turnips and cut them into fries. I like thicker fries, but do what you want. I used two beautiful, big turnips from the LA Salad Company.


3) Line them up on baking sheets. I use foil for easy clean-up. I slicked the foil with a little Pam, so the turnips wouldn’t stick, and then slicked the tops of the turnips with a little more Pam, so I could use some…

4) …seasoning. I liberally sprinkled Mrs. Dash (table blend), and then, for some bolder flavor, smoked paprika.


4) Bake at 20-30 minutes, depending on your fry width. (I went closer to 30 minutes with these.)

5) Get out your ketchup or other desired condiments, because they’re done!


For another way to use turnips, check out my Minestrone recipe. Plus there’s lots more healthy recipe ideas on my Recipes page!

Keep it up, David!


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