Stuffed Turnips


Published February 22, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 4
Total Time: 45 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 30 min


An inventive way to liven up turnips, the peas in this recipe bring a new texture to a sometimes dull root vegetable while the mint sauce adds a zing of flavour.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 8 ounces
Calories per serving: 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.2g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.0g 5%
Sodium 234mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 22.8g 8%
Protein 6.5g 9%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 4 turnips
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tin (14 oz.) marrowfat peas, drained
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp. mint sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Step by Step:

  1. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, turn down low, and simmer the turnips for 30 minutes. Remove the turnips and scoop out the centres, leaving a 1/2-inch-thick wall.
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium-low heat. Add the remaining ingredients and heat for 2 minutes.
  3. Fill the turnips with the pea mixture and serve.