Thick-cut bacon and a honey-ginger glaze transform turnips into a sweet, satisfying side.

Lauren Grant
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018


Recipe Summary

15 mins
45 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Position a rack in lower middle of oven; preheat to 425 degrees F.

  • Toss turnips with oil, garlic, ginger and 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme) in a large bowl. Arrange in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast until starting to brown on the bottom, about 15 minutes. Turn the turnips over and continue to roast until tender and golden, 15 to 20 minutes more.

  • Whisk honey, vinegar and nutmeg in a large bowl. Add the turnips and toss to coat; season with pepper. Stir in bacon and the remaining 1 teaspoon fresh thyme (or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme).

Nutrition Facts

158 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 21.6g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 3.5g 14% DV; sugars 15.6g; fat 7.1g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.7g 8% DV; cholesterol 5.6mg 2% DV; vitamin a iu 19.6IU; vitamin c 40mg 67% DV; folate 28.2mcg 7% DV; calcium 61.6mg 6% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 22.4mg 8% DV; potassium 373.8mg 11% DV; sodium 244.1mg 10% DV; added sugar 8.6g.

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Turnips do not get enough love! When available I add to my soup stew and stir fry they are also shredded raw into my salads. I did not add the honey in this recipe I like my main dish savory and my desserts sweet! When I am missing my Grandma Ollie I make her poormans stoup...carrots potatoes onions cabbage and turnips. Once reduced and in our bowls we mashed added a pat of butter sopping up the sauce with homemade bread. All of the veggies came from her garden. The men always needed what ever left over meat was in the fridge. I always volunteered to wash dishes so I could get every bit of that sauce left in the pan. Great Memories! Happy Fall!raf Read More