Oxbow Farm & Conservation Center

Maple-Miso Roasted Turnips

The small, round, mild white turnips need little intervention to knock your taste bud’s socks off. But the sweetness of the maple and the umami-ness of the miso work beautifully with this peppery turnip. From my kitchen.


  • 1 bunch turnips, remove greens* leaving about 1"of stem
  • 1 T miso
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 T olive oil

  • Preheat oven to 425°F

  • Stir together miso, maple syrup and olive oil. You will have more than you need, consider lightly sautéing the greens with the excess.

  • Coat the turnips with the miso-maple mixture and spread on a cookie sheet. Roast for 10-15 minutes, until starting to brown and caramelize.

  • *Note: Don’t toss those greens! While the turnips are roasting, I like to sauté the greens and serve the turnips nestled in their greens. Coarsely chop the greens – cut in half or thirds. Sauté in a little bit of olive or toasted peanut oil, add a little garlic if you like, and a hearty splash of sake or crisp white wine. Season w/ salt & pepper to taste and enjoy.