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Turnips with bacon and turnip greens

Turnips with bacon and turnip greens

A simple turnip side dish that turns the turnips sweet and tender.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3-4 slices of bacon chopped
  • 3-4 turnips peeled and sliced thinly
  • tops of turnips washed, thick stems removed, and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • salt and pepper to taste


  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.