Caramelized Turnips , Carrots and Parsnips

"Turnips that are sufficiently young and tender need only be rinsed and dried before cooking; older purple-top turnips will need to be peeled. Make sure the veggies are about the same size. If you enjoy Garlic a couple of clove added to this is wonderful!"
photo by Swirling F. photo by Swirling F.
photo by Swirling F.
photo by Swirling F. photo by Swirling F.
photo by Swirling F. photo by Swirling F.
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  • Preheat oven to 425°F 2. Toss the turnips carrots, parsnips, and garlic in a bowl with a generous splash of olive oil and salt and pepper. Spread them out in an even layer on a baking sheet and roast them for about 10 minutes, then toss them once (if tossed more frequently, they tend to break apart as they become tender).
  • Roast for 5 minutes more and check for doneness - depending on the water content of the veggies, they can take from 15 to 30 minutes. The turnips are done when they are fork tender and nicely caramelized.

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  1. Lalaloula
    Oh mmmmmmmmm! I luv roasted anything and especially root veggies. This recipe did not disappoint-the veggies were flavourful, roasted and oh so yummy! They did caramelize ever so slightly, which enhanced their natural sweetness and made them extra delish! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing this wonderful recipe with us! Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #20 March 2010.
  2. Bernice B.
    This was very good. I used rainbow carrots and turnips. They did caramelize but it took about 30 minutes. First time ever roasting turnip. This recipe is a keeper as I am a fan of roasted veggies. Up until today the only turnip I ever knew was boiled and mashed.
  3. Mary A.
    Skipped the oil and added broccoli. Delicious!
  4. yogiclarebear
    This was ok...we didn't think that the vegetables were really "carmelized." The parsnips were very overpowering, but the turnips and carrots were good together. I sprinkled some thyme on after tasting it and it seemed to help a bit. Will try this again, sans parsnips...maybe with some butternut squash instead.
  5. Akikobay
    Wonderful. We didn't have the parsnips, but had really fresh Japanese turnips and the carrots. I also added a sliced sweet onion to the mix. We left the garlic in the skins and just took apart the head down to the individual cloves to make sure they cooked through. My kids each ate several helping each of this! Thank you Rita L, this has already been requested for tomorrow night's meal as well.



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