These Maple Glazed Turnips are a perfect side to a fall or winter meal and they just might be the way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!
Turnips seem to get a bad rap and I’m not sure why. Baby turnips roast up into nice sweet little bites and this maple glaze enhances that dramatically.
These are very simple to make and you get huge pay back!!
One of the things I like about this recipe is you can prep parboil your turnips earlier in the day. It only takes about 13 minutes to finish them off when it is time to serve them.
They are also quite forgiving. If you are careful not to overcook them, after you have browned them you could pour the maple glaze over them and stick them in the oven for 5-10 minutes with your roast.
Trim the ends of the turnips. (You will peel them after they cook).
Cook covered with water in a medium saucepan until tender. Depending on the size of your turnips this may take anywhere from 10-20 minutes. Check with a fork. When they are tender crisp drain and let them cool. Peel when cool enough to handle.
You can prepare them to this stage a few hours ahead and finish off when ready to serve. Just let them rest at room temperature.
Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Slice the turnips in half vertically. Add the turnips cut side down to the skillet. Let them cook undisturbed until they are browned on the bottom, about 8 minutes. Drain off any remaining oil.
Melt the butter in the microwave and add the maple syrup. Pour mixture over the turnips in the skillet and cook another 5 minutes or so.
Serve and enjoy!
Maple Glazed Turnips
Amount Per Serving
Calories 123Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrates 13g4%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.