Southern Turnips and Greens

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Great flavor for a vegetable! Easily found in produce section of grocery. The root is purplish and has green leafy tops. You'll find these turnips in many southern cafes which have home cooked meals. Cornbread is the bread choice to go along with this vegetable dish.


  1. Cut turnip leaves from turnip root. Wash turnip greens 3 times in cold water and cut off bit stem sections. Peel turnip root and cut into small cubes.
  2. Place water in a large pot with lid and bring to a boil. Place turnip greens along with cubed roots into pot. Add salt and bacon drippings.
  3. Boil on simmering heat for approximately one hour. Cut turnips greens into small pieces.
  4. Serve and enjoy!
Most Helpful

I love turnips and the roots. This was great. UPDATE: I made these again and they were just as good as the first time. I have some leftovers since I'm the only one that eats them.

mightyro_cooking4u September 18, 2009