Turnip Fries

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Learn how to make turnip fries in the oven with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. These baked turnip fries are a perfect side dish for all French fries lovers but without the carbs and calories. 

Turnip Fries

I don’t think there is anyone who goes on a diet and doesn’t crave french fries. Until recently, when I had a craving for french fries, I chose to eat zucchini fries or make these amazing keto french fries, which are just as delicious and satisfying but with way fewer calories.

You can make healthy fries using many vegetables such as zucchini, turnips, carrots, or rutabaga.

Wondering how you can continue to enjoy the heavenly taste of french fries without facing all those carbs?

Then you need to know that it was found out which vegetable can successfully replace the potatoes, and this is turnip. Turnip is a healthy vegetable with its high content of vitamins and minerals rich in fiber, which improves digestion, and helps cleanse the body. (1*)

Speaking of turnips, I have this delicious recipe for turnip au gratin. It’s super cheesy and comforting – a real treat for anyone who loves turnips as much as I do!

What are Turnips?

Turnips are a root vegetable commonly associated with potatoes and radishes. Turnips are typically the size of an apple, with a white base and purple top. They grew worldwide and are eaten both as a food and for their medicinal benefits. (2*)

Why Are You Going To Love This Turnip Fries Recipe

  • Extremely easy-to-make recipe with just 5 ingredients
  • You can make baked or fried turnip fries.
  • Turnips contain fewer calories and carbs than potatoes.
  • 3 grams of net carbs per serving
Turnip Fries

But mostly, I love that it’s easy to make healthy fries. Serve with juicy burgers, fried chicken, fried shrimp, or baked wings.

Ingredients For Turnip Fries

Not only these fries are crispy, healthy, and delicious, but they are super easy to make with pantry ingredients: 

  • Turnips – choose a turnip with no stains and is firm to the touch. Usually, small turnips are sweeter, while large turnips have a deeper flavor.
  • Olive Oil – This is a must-have for roasting! Avocado oil or butter can also be used.
  • Paprika – Use smoked paprika for a more intense flavor.
  • Garlic Powder – You can also use onion powder.
  • Salt&Pepper – to taste.

How To Make Turnip Fries

You will need to follow a few easy steps to make the best turnip fries recipe. Here is everything you have to do:

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  1. Clean the turnips, peel them, and then cut the fries into 1/4-inch matchsticks. Transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil, then add the seasonings and toss to combine.turnip fries instructions
  3. Place the seasoned turnip fries on a baking tray in a single layer without touching each other. 
  4. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and crispy. Turn them halfway through baking time.turnip fries instructions
  5. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite sauces.
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Tips For Making The Best Turnip Fries

  • Make sure the turnip fries are almost the same size to ensure that they cook evenly.
  • Don’t overcrowd them in the tray; otherwise, they will not cook evenly and will not be crispy at all.
  • Turn the fries halfway through cooking time to make super crispy fries.
  • Use your favorite spices, such as taco seasonings or red chili flakes.
  • Add your favorite dried herbs to the seasoning mixture, like dried oregano or parsley.
  • Sprinkle with some shredded parmesan 5 minutes before the fries are done cooking.
Turnip Fries

Storage Instructions

  • Fridge: The leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days in an airtight container.
  • Freezer: I don’t recommend freezing these turnip fries since they will turn out soggy. However, you can freeze uncooked fries and bake them from frozen. Just increase the cooking time to 25 minutes.

How To Serve 

Since they taste like french fries, I like to eat them with my favorite dipping sauce, but you can also serve them as a side dish. Here are some great ideas:

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Turnip Healthy?

Turnips are a nutritious vegetable since they are a superfood high in nutrients. Protein, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, iron, and phosphorus are abundant. (3*)

Are Turnips Keto?

Yes, turnips are great for keto because one medium turnip has only 5.8 grams of net carbs, making it a perfect low carb vegetable.

What Does Turnip Taste Like?

Turnips have a mild taste, are slightly bitter, and taste like a cross between a radish and a cabbage. Similar to carrots and potatoes, turnips are crunchy.

Can I Cook Turnip In Other Ways?

Turnip can be cooked in many ways, like boiled, baked, or pureed, but its leaves can also be eaten, especially in fresh salads. The turnip cooks very easily and has a sweet taste.

Can I Make Air Fryer Turnip Fries?

Sure, actually, this is a great idea. All you have to do is prepare the turnips as directed. Preheat your air fryer to 350 degrees F, and air fry your turnip fries in a single layer for 8-10 minutes.

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Turnip Fries

Turnip Fries

5 from 2 votes

Prep time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Yelds 4 servings
Author Ioana Borcea from LowCarbSpark.com


Learn how to make turnip fries in the oven with just 5 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep. These baked turnip fries are a perfect side dish for all French fries lovers but without the carbs and calories. 
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  • Preheat the oven to 425F/ 220C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Peel the turnip, and cut into 1/4 inch strips. Place them in a medium bowl.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, then add the seasonings and toss to combine.
  • Transfer seasoned turnips onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Remove from the oven and enjoy with your favorite sauces.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Snacks
Cuisine American
Keyword Turnip Fries
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