This is the first year we have grown turnips in our garden thanks to my husband who ordered all the seeds ever created, bless his heart.  He got a little excited when it came to seed ordering this winter.  Honestly it has turned out great though because it has pushed us out of our veggie comfort zone.

kids with turnips

Today the kids helped me pick turnips.  Other than our lovely spring greens (lettuce, kale, endive, collards, herbs), turnips were the first vegetable we were able to harvest.  I was pleasantly surprised how quickly they grew!  I grew up eating my grandma’s boiled/stewed turnips, but other than that I had no idea how to cook them.  I wanted to try a way that I thought would be appealing to the kiddies.  Adding bacon is always a winner in our house, so that’s exactly what I did.

Turnips with bacon, turnip greens, and garlic

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I browned a few pieces of chopped bacon in a skillet and then removed them from the pan.

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I added peeled and thinly sliced turnips to the same pan and browned them on each side.

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Lastly I added the chopped up turnip greens with a couple of cloves of garlic and salt and pepper and sautéed until wilted.

Turnips with bacon, greens, and garlic. A simple and humble side dish.

The results were quite tasty served alongside some roasted chicken and a salad also picked from our garden.  This is my favorite time of year!

 

Turnips with bacon and turnip greens
Serves 4
A simple turnip side dish that turns the turnips sweet and tender.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
79 calories
10 g
8 g
3 g
4 g
1 g
146 g
299 g
5 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
146g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 79
Calories from Fat 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
5%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 8mg
3%
Sodium 299mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 5g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
49%
Calcium
5%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 3-4 slices of bacon, chopped
  2. 3-4 turnips, peeled and sliced thinly
  3. tops of turnips, washed, thick stems removed, and chopped
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  5. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Over medium heat, cook chopped bacon until brown. Remove cooked bacon and set aside.
  2. In the drippings, add turnips in a a single layer. Cook for a few minutes until golden and flip over to the other side.
  3. When both sides are golden, add the green tops and garlic and stir fry until wilted.
  4. Add bacon back to pan.
  5. Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.
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calories
79
fat
3g
protein
4g
carbs
10g
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