Honey and Thyme Roasted Turnips
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Honey and Thyme Roasted Turnips

This recipe for honey and thyme roasted turnips is easy to make and a great way to boost the flavor of these root vegetables. Cutting the turnips in smaller pieces ensures they will be cooked through while adding more flavor to each bite. 

Continue reading for money saving tips. There is also a PDF version of this recipe at the end of the post which can be printed or saved to your device to save on paper.

This recipe is both gluten and dairy free.

*The Nutrition Facts label above should be used as a guide only. The amounts can change depending on the brands you use. To reduce the fat content always try to buy reduced fat products and lean meat when you can afford it. Look for reduced salt products and low sugar without artificial sugar replacements.

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Are you looking for more side dish recipes? Try Turnip and Swede Garlic Chips, Roasted Rosemary Baby Beetroot, Easy Creamed Corn Souffle or Pineapple Glazed Sweet Potatoes.

Honey and Thyme Roasted Turnips Q & A

How do I know if my roasted turnips are done?

Insert a sharp knife through the middle of a large piece in the middle of the pan. If it goes through smoothly without resistance then the turnips are done.

Do I need to peel turnips before roasting?

Yes as the skin can be tough and not pleasant to eat.

Can I roast turnips in butter instead of olive oil?

Yes, butter will taste even better than olive oil but isn’t as healthy. Simply melt the butter before adding to the other ingredients.

Saving Money


Save money by making this recipe when turnips are in season which is usually from the late fall (autumn) through to spring. This is when the best prices can be found. Keep an eye on farmers markets or some farmers may sell at reduced prices from their farm gate.

Save even more money by growing your own turnips. They germinate easily from seed and grow quickly making them a valuable food crop. The turnip greens can also be eaten and were traditionally cooked with bacon grease for flavor.

See this guide to Growing Turnips from Seed for more information.


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Honey never goes off however it can crystalize over time. if this happens simply heat the honey over low heat while stirring until the crystals dissolve. Leave to cool then place in a honey dispenser for ease of use.

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Thyme is a perennial herb which will last in the garden or container for many years before needing to be replanted. Fresh thyme does taste better than dried and by growing your own you will never need to buy thyme again.

It is easy to dry thyme for the winter months without needing any special equipment. See this guide to Drying Thyme or Growing Thyme for more information.

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