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Recipes Tagged with “Turnip”

Cabbage and Turnips

Side Dish Cabbage Carrot Turnip


  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 turnip, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
  • 1 head savoy cabbage, about 2 lb., quartered, cored and sliced crosswise into strips 1/4 inch wide
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Add the turnip and carrot and sauté until lightly browned, about 7 minutes. Add the cabbage and sauté until wilted, about 2 minutes. Stir in the stock, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until the cabbage is tender and most of the cooking liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. Serve immediately. Serves 6.

Williams Sonoma

Farro with Creamy Root Vegetables

Main Course Side Dish Carrot Farro Turnip Untested Vegetarian


  • 2 1/2 c. water
  • 2 1/2 c. chicken stock
  • 2 c. farro
  • 4 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots
  • 1 1/2 lb. turnips (3-4), peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 lb. carrots, chopped (4 medium)
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 c. white wine
  • 1/2-1 c. chicken stock
  • 1 c. parmesan cheese, grated
  • 3 tbsp. chopped parsley
  • salt
  • pepper


Cook the farro according to package directions, cooking 1 minute short of the time used on the package, using half water and half chicken stock (5 cups liquid to 2 cups farro). Drain. The grain should have a slightly chewy texture. In a large frying pan, heat 3 tbsp. olive oil. Add shallots and cook until caramelized and still slightly firm, about 6-8 minutes. Add turnips, carrots, and garlic and cook for about 1 minute, just until fragrant. Stir in the farro and the white wine, scraping up the browned bits. Add enough stock to barely cover the veggies and farro and cook over medium until reduced by half and the turnips are tender. Remove from heat and stir in cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. Drizzle with olive oil and serve.

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