Glazed Turnips with Thyme

Glazed Turnips with Thyme

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: 4 Servings

These turnips make a sweet and buttery side dish that pairs well with roasted meats and poultry dishes.

Photo by Romulo Yanes.


  • 2 pounds small to medium (2-inch) turnips
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme


  1. Place the water and the salt into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the turnips to the pot and return to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain the turnips and set aside.
  2. Put the butter into a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once melted, add the sugar and thyme, stirring continuously until all the sugar has dissolved. Add the turnips to the pan; bring the mixture to a boil and then reduce the heat and cook over medium-low for 10 minutes.


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