Miso-Glazed Turnips

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For such a simple recipe, you won’t believe how good these miso-glazed turnips are. Turnips are root vegetables that are high in Vitamin C. Miso is a fermented soybean paste full of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It has a wonderful sweet/salty flavor that enhances many dishes. Try adding some to your homemade salad dressing.

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2 pounds small turnips, trimmed, scrubbed, cut into 1″ wedges
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or clarified butter)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Sea salt, freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. Combine turnips, miso, butter, and honey in a skillet, then add water just to cover vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook turnips, turning occasionally, until they are tender and liquid is evaporated, 15–20 minutes.
  3. Once all the liquid has cooked off, keep cooking turnips, tossing occasionally, until they are golden brown and caramelized and the sauce thickens and glazes the vegetables, about 5 minutes longer.
  4. Add lemon juice and a splash of water to pan and swirl to coat turnips. Season with salt and pepper.

Note: I often make this dish with carrots and/or parsnips, in addition to the turnips.

Adapted from Bon Appetit