Spicy-Sweet Turnips

Spicy-Sweet Turnips Recipe
Photography: Becky-Stayner: Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Roasting tames the peppery nature of the turnips and concentrates their sugars.


4 servings (serving size: 3/4 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 65
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 2.1 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Monofat 0.6 g
Polyfat 0.1 g
Protein 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 11.5 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Iron 0.5 mg
Sodium 253 mg
Calcium 42 mg


1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 teaspoons butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
Dash of ground allspice
3 (6-ounce) turnips, peeled and each cut into 6 wedges
Cooking spray


Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 7 ingredients in a jelly roll pan or shallow roasting pan coated with cooking spray; toss to coat. Bake at 400° for 35 minutes or until tender, stirring every 10 minutes.


James Peterson,

Cooking Light

January 2003
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