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Healthy Turnip Fries

Turnip Fries: A Healthy Alternative To French FriesTurnips are a low cal root vegetable, rich in vitamin C. Make turnip fries for a healthier alternative to french fries.

It’s simple: Toss the sliced turnips in seasoned olive oil and bake or air fry.


2 lbs turnips (4-5 med. turnips) cut into “french fry” sticks (about ¼ in thick)
½ c olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1-2 tbsp herbs (I used fresh basil)
salt/pepper to taste (I used cayenne, no salt)


Chop or grind garlic and seasonings and mix with olive oil.
Toss the turnip sticks in the olive oil. Make sure they’re well coated.

To Bake:

Preheat oven to 450°.
Spread turnips sticks on a baking sheet in a single layer.
Bake 30 minutes. Toss/Stir after the first 15 minutes.
Turn oven to broil and broil fries an additional 3-4 minutes for crispier fries.

To Air Fry:

Preheat airfryer to 390°.
Place turnip sticks in the basket (2-3 layers okay).
Airfry for 10 minutes, tossing after the first 5 minutes.
Fry an additional 1-2 minutes for crispier fries.

These delicious turnip fries are from Pennie Nichols of The Accidental Blogger. Pennie has some tasty and simple recipes over on her website and we encourage you to head over and check them out!

Pennie Nichols

I have long been an editor, writer for hire, and textbook author. I wrote my way into a freelance career and suddenly I’m here, with socks covered in the bothersome burrs of freelancers and middle-aged women. I am not weary of writing. Every day is a new opportunity to define, invent, and discover myself through words. Words are the tools that help me dig deep into my experiences and relationships, the energy that draws me out into light and understanding. Through sharing my experiences and words, I hope to connect, to share a little light.

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