Honey & Ginger Roasted Turnips

Honey & Ginger Roasted Turnips

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine, Fall 2018

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

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried, divided
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Ground pepper to taste
  • 3 strips thick-sliced bacon, diced and cooked


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  1. Position a rack in lower middle of oven; preheat to 425°F.
  2. Toss turnips with oil, garlic, ginger and 2 teaspoons fresh thyme (or ½ 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.
  3. 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 ½ teaspoon dried thyme).

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup
  • Per serving: 158 calories; 7 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 22 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 28 mcg folate; 6 mg cholesterol; 16 g sugars; 9 g added sugars; 20 IU vitamin A; 40 mg vitamin C; 62 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 244 mg sodium; 374 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (67% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

Reviews 1

September 24, 2018
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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
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