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Miso-Honey-Glazed Turnips

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

These turnips may not look like much, but one bite will make you say “wow.” The savory miso combined with sweet honey and peppery turnips is pure magic.


  • 1 lb. trimmed and peeled turnips, cut into 1-inch wedges (about 2-1/2 cups)
  • 1 oz. (2 Tbs.) unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. white miso
  • 1 Tbs. honey
  • Kosher salt

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 110
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 50
  • Fat (g): 6
  • Saturated Fat (g): 3.5
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Cholesterol (mg): 15
  • Sodium (mg): 330
  • Carbohydrates (g): 13
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 1


  • Put the turnips in an 8-inch-wide, 3- to 4-quart saucepan and arrange snugly. Add butter, miso, honey, 1/2 tsp. salt, and enough water to just cover the turnips (about 2 cups). Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Cook over high heat, shaking the pan occasionally, until most of the liquid has reduced to a syrupy glaze and the turnips are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. (If the glaze is done before the turnips, add about 1/2 cup water and continue to cook. If the turnips are done first, remove them and boil the liquid until syrupy.)
  • Lower the heat to medium and toss to coat the turnips with the glaze. Season to taste with salt and serve. (The glazed turnips can be kept warm, covered, for about 20 minutes.)


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Reviews (4 reviews)

  • Hirsheys | 06/12/2021

    So, so delicious. I used kohlrabi and had to cook a bit longer. Love this recipe!

  • Megan5663 | 02/15/2017

    My CSA has been full of turnips lately and they aren't something that I would normally buy. This recipe may have changed that though! I loved the slightly sweet, savory, buttery turnips and am already looking forward to making my next batch.

  • mamafoodie | 10/02/2013

    This was one of the tastiest things I have ever made. I couldn't get enough!

  • ndchef | 06/22/2013

    You can't imagine how good these taste. Even for non-turnip-lovers, the combination of sweet, salty and bitter is delicious!

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