Tasty Turnip Fries

Turnip Fries

Turnips are a low cal root vegetable, rich in vitamin C. Make turnip fries for a healthier alternative to french fries.

CSA members are sure to receive turnips in their boxes. This is what we did with our this week.


It’s simple: Toss the sliced turnips in seasoned olive oil and bake or air fry.


  • 2 lbs turnips (4-5 med. turnips) cut into “french fry” sticks (about ¼ in thick)turnip
  • ½ c olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1-2 tbsp herbs (I used fresh basil)
  • salt/pepper to taste (I used cayenne, no salt)


  • Chop or grind garlic and seasonings and mix with olive oil.
  • Toss the turnip sticks in the olive oil. Make sure they’re well coated.
  • Cook.
    • To bake
      • Preheat oven to 450°.
      • Spread turnips sticks on a baking sheet in a single layer.
      • Bake 30 minutes. Toss/Stir after the first 15 minutes.
      • Turn oven to broil and broil fries an additional 3-4 minutes for crispier fries.
    • To air fry
      • Preheat airfryer to 390°.
      • Place turnip sticks in the basket (2-3 layers okay)
      • Airfry for 10 minutes, tossing after the first 5 minutes.
      • Fry an additional 1-2 minutes for crispier fries.

We love our Luckett Farms CSA. Do you belong to a CSA? How do you use up your CSA vegetables?  Follow me for more CSA recipes.
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4 Replies to “Tasty Turnip Fries

  1. Alana

    Amazing! I have been on Weight Watchers for over three years; I never would have thought of using turnips like this. Pinned and tweeted.

  2. Kelly

    I bet they were delicious. They sure look good. My mom mixes turnip with carrots and mashes them together with a little bit of butter. I love it! Comfort food.


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