Spicy Roast Turnips

Turnips are a sometimes forgotten root vegetable. Missing out on the staple status we give carrots and potatoes, causing confusion with rutabagas everywhere, boiled and mashed into tastelessness for family gathering by grandmothers (including my own). So here is a recipe that gives turnips all the love they deserve. Adding a bit of heat increases the blood flow to your digestive system and helps you absorb the nutrients you need. Next time try these instead of roasted potatoes - we promise you won’t miss the potatoes. 

Photo by  John Chartrand


  • 1 bunch organic turnips
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • small bunch fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil


Preheat your oven to 350F. Wash and peel your turnips and remove the tops. Place turnips in ovenproof dish. Cover with olive oil, chili flakes, and thyme and mix to coat. Roast for 1hr stirring occasionally. 

Hot Tip: Cooking on a weeknight? Cube the turnips (rather than leaving them whole) and cut your cooking time in half. You're Welcome.