Tackling Turnips

(Side note: I love alliteration and I apologize that so many of my post titles reflect my abnormal love for it since I know it’s totally cheesy! 🙂 ) 

Tonight I tackled turnips! 

I purchased a bunch of turnips at the grocery store at the beginning of the week and put off making them until tonight because I was highly intimidated! What does a turnip even taste like!? 

I read about different preparation techniques and decided I’d try roasting them since I typically like any veggie roasted. 

Since the weather was once again beyond gorgeous, I took the opportunity to peel and chop the turnips in the backyard while psycho dog ran around with her various stuffed pig toys. 


Got the Pig!

I always knew Sadie was a veggie lover (broccoli is her favorite), but she shocked me once again by loving the turnip peels! She couldn’t get enough! 

Before long, I had a big Tupperware container full of turnip “fries.” 

*Note the Turnip Mooch at the Bottom Right*

I then tossed the turnip fries in olive oil, salt, pepper and chili powder and cooked them in the oven at 415 degrees for 20 minutes before flipping them and cooking them for an additional 15 minutes. 

Turnip Fries

I served the turnip fries along with a big squirt of ketchup. 

Ready for Dippin'

With Ketchup

The fries were pretty darn good! They reminded me a bit of potatoes but with the texture of butternut squash fries. When I dipped them in ketchup they reminded me of the extra-greasy, flimsy French fries. Mmm! 

Of course the fries weren’t substantial enough for a dinner, so I prepped my third bowl of spaghetti squash in two days. 

Dinner Bowl

Veggie Overload

As good as the turnip fries and spaghetti squash bowl were, dessert was even better! 

Reese's Egg

Reese’s eggs are even better than Reese’s peanut butter cups. I think they have extra peanut butter and that’s always a good thing. 😀

Time to pack for Easter weekend at my parents’ and Ryan’s family’s house!

32 Responses

  1. Oh, what a clever idea!! I will have to try out turnip fries, they look great! 😉

  2. you look SO CUTE in that dress 🙂
    your spaghetti squash bowls look really good.
    how do you make them? i would like to try it! thanks 🙂

  3. Wow, you are so adventurous! I didn’t even know you could eat turnips! lol Way to rock the turnip fries!

    Your outfits are freaking ADORABLE!! Where, oh where, did you get that dress and your shoes? You should add a fashion component to your blog…:D

    • thanks so much! i’ve actually had the dtress for a couple years… i think i got it at t.j.maxx???

  4. 😀

  5. That is the cutest dress, I agree! Where did you get it?

    • thank ya! i think i got it at t.j.maxx, but it was several years ago… i don’t remember for sure! 🙂

  6. You are a genius! I’ve barely ever cooked with turnips because I wasn’t really sure how to use them, but this is a great idea! 🙂

  7. what do turnips taste like?

  8. super cute dress! I couldnt have even told you what turnips look like so Im glad you tackled em so now I know!

  9. I’m gonna have to pick up some turnips, those look awesome. I love making veggies into fries.

    Love your outfit, you are too cute!

  10. I haven’t had turnip in years – mainly because I’m a picky eater and I don’t like it cooked. But believe it or not, it really does taste good, raw.

  11. I peel the turnip, cut it into slices, boil it for a while and mash it with a little salt and pepper when it gets soft. Mmm!
    Sadie is so adorable 🙂

  12. You are so cute and tiny looking in that picture.. but in a healthy way! Love the dress.

    Turnips are so good.. I have only had them roasted!

  13. I’ve never tried cooking turnips before! Looks good though. I like limp greasy fries too 🙂

    Spaghetti squash lasts for DAYS I swear. You get so much out of one! But I don’t mind. It’s delish!

  14. Turnip fries! YUM YUM!
    I bought a spaghetti squash yesterday thanks to seeing it on your blog the past few days….you got me craving it!

  15. Those fries look good. I use turnips a lot whenever I roast veggies (I usually buy a winter veggie mix and there is always a bunch of them included). Yummy!
    Happy Easter! Have a great time with your family.

  16. Have a happy Easter weekend Julie!

  17. You look gorgeous in that dress! I realize I should be commenting on your wonderful turnips (I love them and PARSNIPS!!!) but that dress is killer!!
    ps- and your turnips look pretty good as well! lol

  18. love reading your blog!!

  19. hahah.. so funny you should say that about the PB cups! my boyfriend SWEARS by the eggs, he said they taste so different and better than the cups! i can’t tell the difference, but it is funny you mentioned it. LOVE that dress and LOVE your pup!

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