If you're looking for keto turnip recipes then I have some fantastic ones for you here! Get ready to be inspired!
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So you guessed it – this post is all about TURNIPS! I'll admit that they aren't (currently!) a trendy veggie, but who knows, they might catch on! And they definitely have a place in any low carb diet, so let's find out more.
Are Turnips Keto?
One medium turnip (approx. 4oz) contains only 6g net carbs in total! Turnips can be grilled, roasted, fried, mashed, or made into soup – basically most ways of cooking that are used for potatoes can also be used for turnips. So they're not something that you want in every meal, but definitely MUCH lower in carbs than other similar vegetables. Turnips are also loaded with fiber, vitamins K, A, C, E, B1, B3, B5, B6, B2, and folate, as well as minerals like manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, calcium, and copper. They are also a good source of phosphorus, omega-3 fatty acids and protein. You can also eat them RAW – check out the turnip coleslaw recipe!
What about Turnip Greens?
Like most green leafy vegetables, turnips greens are definitely keto friendly. One cup of chopped greens (about 55g) contains 2.1g net carbs, and they're a great source of calcium, vitamins K and A, phosphorous, and magnesium. You can buy them fresh, frozen, or canned, although where I live both any of these are pretty hard to track down! I finally found a can of seasoned turnip greens and made a spicy stir-fried side dish.
This was a a 14.5 oz can (drained), sautéed with garlic, liquid smoke, salt, and black pepper, then finished with red pepper flakes. The whole bowl was 4.5g net!
Keto Turnip Recipes
The Best Keto Turnip Recipes
Low Carb Turnip Fries
These turnip fries are a great low carb alternative to regular potato fries! Watch the recipe video tutorial!
Low Carb Turnip Gratin
This turnip gratin is a tasty and delicious low carb side dish! Layers of thinly sliced turnip are roasted with cream and cheese - a fantastic combination!
Low Carb Creamy Turnip Soup
This turnip soup makes a wonderfully warming and filling lunch!
Spicy Turnip Chips
These spicy turnip chips are baked to crisp perfection!
One Pan Sausage and Shrimp
This low carb sausage and shrimp dish is roasted in just one pan and is SO full of flavor!
Low Carb Butternut Squash Hash
This butternut squash and turnip hash comes with bacon and a fried egg for the perfect low carb brunch!
Low Carb Roasted Turnips
These low carb roasted turnips are flavored with sea salt and thyme. It's a very easy side dish and a great lower-carb alternative to roast potatoes!
Low Carb Lamb Stew
This comforting low carb lamb stew is made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker.
Bacon Crusted Crushed Turnips
These crushed turnips are a great alternative to potatoes, and come with a delicious bacon, Parmesan and garlic crust.
Low Carb Turnip Coleslaw
This raw turnip coleslaw makes a tasty change to regular 'slaw!
How to Make Turnip Rice
Have you tried turnip rice? It's low carb and just as easy to make as cauliflower rice - and can be served for lunch or as a side dish!
Main Turnip Photo 166561400 © Milton Cogheil – Dreamstime.com