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On a scale of “yay” to “yawn,” turnips aren’t the most thrilling veggie in the pantry…or so we thought. Sweet and earthy, turnips are a neutral root veggie that are just as delicious in a cheesy gratin casserole as they are in a plate of fries. (And don’t forget the tasty greens.) Try these 17 new ways to prepare them.

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Black Sesame Soba Noodles with Miso-Glazed Turnips

You’ll never look at soba the same way.

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Parmesan-Crusted Crushed Turnips

Fact: Parmesan makes everything better.

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Turnip Pomegranate Salad

The whole family can get behind this.

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Cheesy Vegan Roasted Broccoli with Smashed Root Vegetables

Two side dishes make one great main entrée.

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Chinese Turnip Cake

Meet lo bak go, our new favorite Chinese dish.

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Turnip and Greens with Cashew Cream Sauce

P.S. It’s gluten-free and low carb.

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Turnip Dhal

Takeout be gone.

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Turnip Fries

Hello, “healthy” fries.

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Mashed Turnips with Miso Butter

Kick potatoes to the curb.

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Moroccan Nourish Bowl

We’re feeling healthier already.

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Root Vegetable Tacos

“Turnip” taco Tuesday. (Just had to.)

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Jicama Turnip Slaw

It’s so much more than a condiment.

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Turnip Gratin

See ya, scalloped potatoes. There’s a new root vegetable in town.

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Turnip Salad

Prep time: five minutes. (Enough said.)

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Pan-Fried Turnip Cake with XO Sauce

Bring on the umami.

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Poached Turnips

Give it a shot.

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Turnip Noodle Pesto Pasta Salad

Give zoodles a rest.

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