Roasted Turnips with Maple-Mustard Glaze provides an unusual, but delicious side dish with a sweet, spicy flavor. An exceptional alternative to potatoes. Serve with roasts, meatloaf or game.
Roasted Turnips with Maple-Mustard Glaze
The turnip or swede, as they’re called in Scotland, came to America with Scottish and Scots-Irish migrants, arriving in New England, where this localized version of an ancient method of cooking the prodigious root vegetable became popular.

Roasted Turnips with Maple-Mustard Glaze
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Serves: 10
  • 4 pounds turnips (peeled, and cut into 1-inch wedges)
  • 1/2 Cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tablespoons coarse-grain brown mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh thyme leaves
  1. In a large pot, place the turnips, cover with water, and bring to a boil. Cook the turnips in boiling water for 5 minutes to soften. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Lightly oil (or spray with a light mist of oil) a large baking dish and set aside.
  3. In a saucepan, place the maple syrup, mustard, sunflower oil, toasted sesame oil, salt, and pepper, and simmer over low heat for 3 minutes to blend the flavors.
  4. Place the drained turnips in the prepared baking dish, pour the warm maple-mustard mixture over the turnips, and sprinkle with the fresh thyme.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees, basting the turnips with the sauce every 20 to 30 minutes to evenly coat them, and bake for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until they are golden brown and very tender.
  6. This recipe yields 8 to 10 servings.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: each serving Calories: 105 Fat: 3g Sodium: 207mg Fiber: 3g Protein: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg

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