Southern Turnips

I originally got this recipe idea from my grandmas brother-in-law, who lives in Mamou, Louisiana and served them in bigger pieces with toothpicks as an appetizer. They’re great both ways, but this way you get the added nutrition of the greens plus you get to eat a lot more of them!


  • 3 large turnips with greens
  • ¼ cup mayo
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tbsp herbs de province
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¾ tsp course ground pepper
  • 1 ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp onion powder

Serves: 4-6

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Peel and chop turnips. Set greens to the side. Coat turnips in 1 ½ tbsp olive oil. Add herbs de province, garlic salt, pepper, 1 tbsp garlic and onion powder.
  3. Place turnips on a foil-lined baking sheet. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until browned on top and soft all the way through.
  4. Chop greens and add to skillet with 1 ½ tbsp olive oil on medium-low heat. Add ½ tbsp of garlic. Cook down until soft.
  5. Add turnips to greens. Mix in mayo little by little until it is to your liking. Season with salt and pepper.

October 21, 2012. Tags: , , . 30 Minutes or Less, Veggie Side Dish.

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