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Turnip Fries & Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe

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If you don’t like turnips, these turnip fries & peanut dipping sauce will change your mind!

I have never liked anything with turnips until now. Well to be fair the only kind of turnip recipe that I’ve eaten in the past was when it was mashed with carrots. You know what I mean, most of us have had it and most of us did not like it. That turned me off of turnips so that if I even saw a mention of turnips in a recipe I wouldn’t try it. Well I finally decided it was time to overcome this as I’m not usually a picky eater and I need to set an example for my daughter who is a picky eater. Enter turnip fries with peanut dipping sauce and wow I am so glad I decided to give turnips another try because this recipe has changed my mind and my taste buds are thanking me for it!


You really do have to try these to realize that turnips can taste good after all. Trust me, take it from a hard core turnip hater, this recipe has changed my mind. The peanut sauce has a lot to do with it but oh my the seasoned fries are darn good.

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Turnip Fries with Peanut Dipping Sauce


  • 4 large turnips, stems removed
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • salt, garlic powder, cayenne, and any other seasonings you’d like
  • optional: green onions for garnish

For dipping sauce:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • optional: green onions for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 425*
  2. Wash turnips. Then, cut them into strips (like fries). They tend to get mushy so you want to make sure you don’t slice them too thin.
  3. Toss turnips in coconut oil, then seasonings desired, in a large bowl.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with foil and arrange turnips in a single layer on the foil.
  5. Roast the turnips for about 10 minutes, then flip them over and roast for another 10. Finish it off with a broil for 2-3 minutes if you’d like them crispier.

For dipping sauce:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl. Top with green onions.

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What do you think, doesn’t that sound easy? Here’s a tip too, make some extra peanut dipping sauce because everyone loves it and it goes with a lot of other things too. You can’t tell by looking at them that these are made of turnips. In fact I would say don’t tell your family before you serve them that way they don’t make up their minds before they’ve tried it. What they don’t know won’t hurt them and in this case their taste buds will love them!

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By on February 21st, 2016

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I’m Michelle aka Powered by Mom. I’m married with one daughter, my hubby was my high school sweetheart, our two dogs Nyx and Cleo and our cat Oliver. As you can see we’re a family of animal lovers. We love to travel when we can, try different food and activities all over the world and enjoy being together. My passions are writing, travelling, creating new recipes, encouraging people to adopt not shop and just to enjoy life while we can.

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66 thoughts on “Turnip Fries & Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe”

  1. Why have I not seen this before????!!!!!! I started having wicked cravings for turnip while pregnant with my youngest. They’ve been a part of cooking ever since. I must try this recipe!

  2. I’ve tried turnip many times and don’t think I am ready to try again yet. However, this peanut sauce sounds awesome, I will be trying it.

  3. I made the dipping sauce at the weekend and used a hot chili sauce. Great success! Next time I’ll make more & try freezing it! I’d never heard of sriracha before till I started reading US blogs and have never come across it in Ireland. I suppose it is available in cities but but not out in the middle of nowhere where I am!

  4. I have not tried these turnips before, but am definitely going to look for them this week. Sounds like the perfect appetizer for us.

  5. Yum, yum, yum! I do this with parsnips, carrots, sweet potatoes etc but never thought of using turnips (till now!).

  6. I absolutely abhor turnips so I am not really sure if I would like this recipe. BUT I will give it a try. 🙂 The dipping sauce looks great though.

  7. I didn’t know you could do this with turnips, sounds scrumptious – gotta try it. Makes sense, though, after all I do enjoy sweet potato fries and this is the same basic idea. Thanks for sharing.

  8. First time I hear of Turnip Fries, but I have to say that they sound amazing and healthy too! I will definitely have to try! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  9. I have never liked turnips either, but hear it has a good nutritional value. We always have an abundance at our local farmers’ market, too. I’d totally try these. I love a good peanut dipping sauce. I think this is a fun and easy way to introduce kids to different veggies, too. Thanks!

  10. I have been trying different vegetables, but branching out with different ways to cook said vegetables. This recipe is perfect, I will have to try it! Thanks!

  11. I am so challenged by trying to introduce more vegetables and vegetable variety into our diets. Turnip fries and peanut dipping sauce is one of the most unique and interesting that I have found. I have to try it, just because I can!

  12. I would love to try making these turnip fries I had not seen them uses this way before . Peanut Dipping Sauce Recipe sounds so good will have to pin this one for my friends to try .

  13. I am not sure I will try this because I don’t like turnips or peanut dishes. I do like fries and have been trying to find a way to make sweet potatoes fries crispy. I will try putting on the broiler like the recipe for the turnip fries says to do to get them crispy.

  14. I love turnips and I’m always trying to find ways to eat them. And peanut sauce, I’m sold. Thanks for the great recipe!

  15. Really? Because even though I know taht everything is better in peanut dipping sauce … turnips? I dunno about all that! (OK, I’ll try it)

  16. I had not seen a recipe for turnip fries before and this one sounds great. The sauce sounds perfect and would have a great kick to it. Next time I shop I will be picking up some turnips to try this recipe out.

  17. I do like turnips, but never thought of making them this way, love it I’m going to have to try this recipe out, and the sauce sounds amazing and one my hubby would even like!!

  18. What a different combo?! I love turnip but never heard of them as a fry?! I think I will pass on the peanut sauce though I just like my turnip with lots of pepper 🙂

  19. not a fan of them either …..but i think i’ll try this recipe…..def use the peanut dip for other stuff too 😉 thanks for sharing!!!

  20. I’m not a huge fan of turnips…I’ll eat them a couple of times a year at Family Gatherings, just to be polite but this looks like a recipe I could get behind! Can’t wait to try it out!

  21. This sounds kind of intriguing. I think my crowd might like it. I don’t remember even seeing turnips at the market! I’ll have to look. Thanks for the recipe.

  22. I don’t think I’ve ever tried a turnip. Are they at all like radishes, because I like those? I’m not much of a food experimenter, but I would try this. They actually look quite good.

  23. O.K. I’m like you I never liked turnips, but these look good, I like parsnips & I bet this recipe would be good with parsnips too.

  24. Honestly I even even tried a turnip…..too scared. But this sounds delish! Esp that peanut butter sauce…..I may just try this out.

  25. Wow, These Turnip fries and Peanut dipping sauce looks so very delicious. I’m going to pin this to my Pinterest board to save. I cannot wait to try them out on my Family… We love eating healthy. Thank you so much for this amazing recipe. i appreciate it so much. And thank you again.

  26. I don’t know if I’ve ever tried them before. Is it the same thing as a radish? If it is, I don’t like them. If not, yeah, I’d give it a go. They look pretty good.

  27. Oohh these look awesome, I have never really had anything like this before, I will have to try it.

    Thanks for the Post, Pictures, and the Recipe!

  28. I do like turnips, and roasting them will caramelize them ans make them tase sweet. And the peabut dipping sauce sounds like the Thai peanut sauce I love. Yummy! Pinned and planned!

  29. This sounds delicious! I love turnips so much! The last time I roasted turnips, for some reason they turned out super bitter. That’s never happened before and I have no idea what I did to make them like that.


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