Cooking turnips. You can cook turnips in many different ways. Whether you are roasting, boiling, or sautéing turnips, the idea is to cook them just long enough so that they are tender but still firm. Whatever you choose, we have cooking times for you!
Turnips are a root vegetable that can seem bland in taste, but it is gluten-free and can sometimes replace potatoes for a healthier alternative. Translation in French: navet.
How do I cook turnips?
- Preparing turnips
- Cooking turnips in a pot (in water)
- Cooking turnips in a pressure cooker
- Cooking turnips in a pan (sautéed)
- Cooking turnips in an oven (roasted)
Preparing turnips is very easy: rinse them under running water, then peel them and cut them into 1-inch cubes. Do not soak peeled turnips in water as they are spongious and will absorb water. Smaller turnips generally tend to taste better.
Cooking turnip in a pot
Cooking turnip in a pot. Boiling turnips is a classic way to cook them, and it’s perfect for making turnip puree. Here’s how to do it:
1. Fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil.
2. Add the turnips to the boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes or until they are tender.
3. Drain the turnips and season with salt.
If you want to, you can mash the turnips with a potato masher or puree them in a food processor for a smoother texture.
Cooking turnips with a pressure cooker
Cooking turnips with a pressure cooker. If you want to steam turnips in a pressure cooker, here’s what you should do:
1. Wash and peel the turnips. Preferably choose turnips of roughly the same size. If they are too big, dice them. Put them in the pressure cooker and add water.
2. Simply let them cook for approximately 10 minutes after the pressure valve starts spinning/whistling.
Cooking turnips in an oven
Cooking turnips in an oven. Roasting turnips is a simple and delicious way to cook them. Here’s how to do it:
1. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
3. In a large bowl, mix the turnips with the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the turnips evenly on the baking sheet.
4. Roast the turnips for 20-25 minutes or until they are tender and slightly browned.
Cooking turnips in a pan
Cooking turnips in a pan. Sautéing turnips is a quick and easy way to cook them, and it’s perfect for adding to stir-fry dishes. Here’s how to do it:
1. Heat a large pan over medium heat.
2. Add the olive oil or butter to the pan and swirl to coat.
3. Add the turnips to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes or until they are tender and slightly browned.
4. Season the turnips with salt and pepper.