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French-Glazed Turnips

Prep time 8 mins
Cook time 32 mins
Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
A popular French technique for vegetables is to cook them with a small amount of fat and a sprinkling of sugar and salt. The result is the barest hint of glaze on the vegetables. Here we've added a touch of nutmeg for a different flavor combination.


  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 cup water, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 52
  • fat 2.1 g
  • satfat 1.2 g
  • protein 1.0 g
  • carbohydrate 8.4 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • iron 0.4 mg
  • sodium 277 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • fiber 2.6 g
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place turnips in a single layer in a large skillet. Add 1 cup water; dot turnips with butter. Sprinkle with sugar, salt, and nutmeg. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 12 minutes. Uncover and simmer 10 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Cook, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until turnips are very lightly browned. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup water, parsley, and pepper.

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