Recipe: Caramelized Turnips

by | Jun 11, 2014 | Blog, Cooking Demonstrations, Healthy Recipes, Volunteers | 0 comments

Lake City-based Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) works to bring food to local families and now seniors through its Healthy HIP Packs Program, meal programs, and by advocating for our hungry neighbors.

HIP’s volunteers and staff are back at North Helpline Food Bank each week, showing how to make healthy dishes easy and delicious. Check back here on The HIP Stockpot for new recipes each week.

Caramelized Turnips
Makes 4 servings

Root vegetables, like turnips and beets, are often overlooked because we might not know what to do with them or how. It’s too bad, because most root vegetables are really good for us! They provide us with energy, fiber, and various nutrients and vitamins that keep us healthy both physically and mentally. Here’s one way to enjoy turnips and other root vegetables of your choice!

3 cups diced turnips
1/4 – 1/2 cup chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons sugar
Salt to taste


  1. Place the turnips into a skillet with chicken broth over medium heat, and simmer until the water has evaporated and the turnips are tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Stir in the butter, let butter melt, and sprinkle on the sugar.
  3. Gently cook and stir the turnips until the butter and sugar cook into a brown, sticky coating on the turnips, about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve hot!

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