Turnip Fries

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If you haven't had Turnip Fries then you are really missing out, these amazing low-carb turnip fries are the perfect alternative to fries. They are flavorful and so indulgent.

Turnip Fries


Easy Turnip Fries

Just like my Jicama Fries and Zucchini Fries, these turnip fries are low calorie and delicious. You get to enjoy your treat without the guilt. The beauty is turnips are plenty here in Florida this time of the year.

I purchased turnip greens including the roots from the local market, used the leafy greens to make my Southern-Style Mixed Greens recipe, then use the roots to make this amazing turnip fries recipe.

What Is Turnip?

Turnip is a round root vegetable from the cabbage family, both its root and leaves are edible. Turnip looks like rutabaga or swede and can be used interchangeably. 

2 turnips with purple and white skin to make turnip fries

What Do Turnips Taste Like?

They remind me of carrot but they are less sweet, slight bitter undertone but with a sharper flavor.

Turnip Health Benefits

Turnip is a great source of antioxidants, minerals, and fiber. For someone trying to lower their carbohydrate intake, lose weight or improve their health, these keto-friendly fries are perfect. 

Turnip Vs Potato

  1. One medium potato gives you about 30 grams of carbohydrates versus 1 medium turnip gives you only 8 grams of carbohydrates.

Turnip Fries Prep

How To Make Turnip Fries?

  1. For these low carb turnip fries, Preheat oven at 425 degrees F.
  2. Peel turnips and cut into 1/4 inch matchsticks.
  3. Place turnip into a large bowl and toss with oil then remaining seasonings
  4. Place in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately.

Keto Turnip Fries

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 100 kcal / 418 kJ
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Carbs: 9 g

Cooking Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 30 min
  • Ready in: 40 min
  • For:
  • 2 Servings



  1. Preheat oven 425 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray with oil and set aside. Peel turnip, cut into 1/4 inch matchsticks and place in a medium bowl.
  3. Toss turnip with olive oil, and add the remaining seasonings. Transfer the seasoned turnips on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake for 30 minutes or until they are done, turning halfway. Serve immediately.
  4. Turnips are different from potatoes so don't expect the same crispy texture as potatoes. They have a delicious flavor and a great low carb substitute.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  1. Cindy Bisson
    February 27, 2021

    Made these and they are delicious. This recipe will be used many times in our household.

  2. Jani
    June 17, 2020

    Delicious! Will make again.

  3. Pat
    January 29, 2020

    I am just about to make the turnip fries.😊 and I have also subscribed.

  4. Carole
    June 28, 2019

    I am so looking forward to trying this recipe, as soon as I can get some turnip. Normal fries had to go out of my diet due to type 2 diabetes so this should be awesome!

  5. Martha
    June 5, 2019

    Yummy taste but mine were not crispy..any ideas on making them crispy?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      June 5, 2019

      Thank you Martha, I’m going to work on another recipe if you are looking for that crisp result as potato fries, stay tuned. I could tell you bake it longer but it might burn for you but there are two recipe ideas/method that popped in my head.

  6. Charnele
    April 30, 2019

    I never knew a way to eat turnips, but someone gave me a batch over the Christmas holiday. I found this recipe, and I made it for my mother in law and I. We both loved it. I love all of your fry recipes. I’ve trying to eat fries that are less starchy, so this was exactly what I needed

    • Michelle Blackwood
      April 30, 2019

      Charnele, I’m so happy you enjoyed the turnip fries. Thank you very much for your encouraging comments.

  7. Look For Lex
    April 25, 2019

    Yummy. I definitely want to try this recipe.

  8. Ketah
    December 8, 2018

    I’m going to try this in my new Air Fryer.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 8, 2018

      Cool, hope you enjoy it.

  9. Diana
    December 7, 2018

    I’m excited to try these, thank you for sharing!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 7, 2018

      You are welcome Diana, hope you enjoy.