Oven Roasted Turnip Fries

June 17, 2015

Please excuse me while I fight off making terrible turnip puns. Something about foods with fun names turns me into a terrrrible person to be around in the kitchen. If I ever made a dish that contained asparagus, beets, and turnips, I think Josh would just storm out of the house and come back after all leftovers were gone. Even then, who knows if he’d be safe.

Oven Roasted Turnip Fries @hiddenfruitnveg

After all, I still randomly burst out into Jack Sparrow with the slightest hint of the word tale, or sparrow, or captain. Or Michael Bolton. Once something is in my head, it’s THERE. Forever. So, why would I even eat these foods if I risk being the most annoying person on the planet for days weeks years afterwards? Because they’re delicious. And after last weekend’s bachelorette party extravaganza for my friend Brie, I needed some veggies in my life. Apparently slutty brownies with PB cups AND caramel followed up by a breakfast with strawberry cheesecake pancakes isn’t the best way to make sure your bridesmaid dress still fits, and we are T-minus just a handful of days until I need to put that bad boy on.

Oven Roasted Turnip Fries @hiddenfruitnveg

Sorry potatoes, turnips are your replacement this week. With half the calories and a third of the carbs, they might just be a permanent swap out because these babies were TASTY.I’ve seen a lot recipes for turnip fries floating around, and everyone seems to claim a different temperature, a different lining for your baking sheet, or a different happy dance while they’re in the oven are the key to success. This recipe is the one I liked best, but really none of the ways I tried werent delicious, you just get varying levels of crispy. I just happen to like my crispy at maximum capacity.

Oven Roasted Turnip Fries @hiddenfruitnveg

Oven Roasted Turnip Fries
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Serves: 2 servings

  • 2 medium-sized turnips, peeled and cut into french fry sized sticks
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic Powder

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, toss the turnips with olive oil and add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste.
  3. Spread the turnip sticks in a single layer on the pan.
  4. Bake for 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and spritz with nonstick spray. Switch your oven to broil and return the fries to the oven for 5 – 10 minutes, watching to make sure they don’t burn.
  6. Remove from oven and serve immediately.

This recipe was originally inspired by this recipe from Hannah at Clean Eating Veggie Girl.

Nutrition Information
Serving size: ½ Recipe Calories: 95 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 8 Fiber: 2 Protein: 1

But seriously, please turnip your oven to 425 so you can make these fries 😉

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    Joanne Jun 19, 2015

    You can make all the turnip jokes you want around me!! But only if you also provide these fries for snacking on.

    Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health Jun 18, 2015

    Turnips are one veggie I haven’t figured out how to incorporate into my diet but I love the idea to turn them into fries. They sound delicious!

    cheri Jun 17, 2015

    Hi Kelly, I’ve got to get my hands on some turnips, these look delicious…..even better now knowing they are half the calories.

    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Jun 17, 2015

    You totally just reminded me that it has been FOREVER since I have made turnip fries. I must change that!

    Also… totally loving the pun at the end of the post 😉

    Ashleigh @Being Cheap is Easy Jun 17, 2015

    I initially read the title as “Oven Roasted Turnt Up Fries” lol! I’ll have to try these….I bet they would work on a cookie sheet on the grill too!