Turnips, an often under appreciated vegetable, are actually more versatile than most people give them credit for. The leaves are edible and can be prepared like other greens. The root (the turnip itself) can be boiled, mashed, stir fried, or used raw in something like a salad.
Turnips are a good source of vitamin C and potassium. They are available fresh year round in most places, but if you can't find them you can substitute rutabaga, parsnips or kohlrabi in these recipes.
Mashed Garlic Turnips photo: SandiW2 Made with chives, ground nutmeg, black pepper, turnips, garlic, butter, prepared horseradish, salt stovetop Best Ever Turnips Made with black pepper, white turnips, butter, garlic, salt stovetop
Turnips with Swiss Chard Made with salt and freshly ground black pepper, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, turnips, Swiss chard, lemon zest stovetop Mashed Turnips Made with black pepper, butter, light cream, turnips, potatoes, onion, salt, water crock pot Turnip Casserole Made with bread crumbs, black pepper, eggs, butter, salt, brown sugar, applesauce, turnips, boiled and mashed Asian-Style Turnips Made with turnips, salt, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, fresh ginger, garlic, scallions Turnips Au Gratin Made with sharp Cheddar cheese, bread crumbs, cream or half & half, flour, butter, sugar, black pepper, salt, paprika, turnip roots -- about 4 cups Turnip And Cheese Bake Made with paprika, parsley, turnips, butter, flour, salt, pepper, milk, sharp cheddar cheese oven, stovetop Hillbilly Fries Made with ground paprika, turnips, Parmesan cheese, onion powder, garlic and pepper seasoning oven