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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


  • Over medium heat, cook chopped bacon until brown. Remove cooked bacon and set aside.
  • In the drippings, add turnips in a a single layer. Cook for a few minutes until golden and flip over to the other side.
  • When both sides are golden, add the green tops and garlic and stir fry until wilted.
  • Add bacon back to pan.
  • Taste and add salt and pepper if desired.