Sesame Roasted Turnips Recipe

Turnips are a cool weather crop that makes a great side dish. This Sesame Roasted Turnips Recipe uses fresh from the garden turnips to pair with your next meal.

October/November 2007

Total Hands-On Time: 30 minutes

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

This Sesame Roasted Turnips Recipe is a great way to include nutritious garden fresh turnips in your daily diet.


Fresh turnips are as delicious as they are nutritious. This Sesame Roasted Turnips Recipe makes a great choice as a side dish for your next meal.

Sesame Roasted Turnips Recipe

1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp honey (or brown sugar)
4 turnips (3 inches in diameter), peeled and cut into wedges
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
1 tbsp sesame seeds


1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place sesame oil and honey in a baking dish. Add turnips, salt and red pepper flakes, then toss to coat the turnip pieces.

2. Roast uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring twice. Sprinkle on sesame seeds and roast 10 minutes more.

3. Serve warm, chilled or at room temperature. Serves 4.

Contributing editor Barbara Pleasant gardens in southwest Virginia, where she grows vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and a few lucky chickens. Contact Barbara by visiting her website or finding her on .

Read more about growing and cooking with turnips: Cool Weather Turnip Crops: Nutritious and Delicious.