This side dish is the perfect thing to serve for dinner - air fryer turnips! Small turnips cook evenly in the air fryer and have a subtly sweet flavor you'll adore.
Why you'll love it
Even if you aren't familiar with what a white turnip tastes like, I bet you will love these air fryer turnips. Cut them into small cubes or make them into turnip fries - they are so easy to change up.
Roasted turnips have such a mild and understated flavor that you can use your favorite spices and herbs to really make them taste just how you want them to.
When you air fry these root vegetables, they taste and look just like roasted potatoes. So, when you are craving French fries, chop up a medium-sized turnip.
Roasted vegetables are healthy for you. You just have to pick out the ones that are low in carbs. And, these easy roasted turnips are low-carb, keto-friendly, and fantastically gluten-free.
These roasted turnips have just a few ingredients that are easy to find at the grocery store. Here's more information about what you'll need.
It goes without saying - you'll need a turnip. Use as many turnips as you want. This is a fantastic recipe to use in your weekly meal prep.
Use your favorite low-carb cooking oil. Avocado oil is a healthy choice too.
Sprinkle the turnips with your favorite spices. I used a combination of garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and salt and pepper.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
- Grease the air fryer basket. This will prevent the turnips from sticking to the basket and help them become nice and crispy.
- Shake the air fryer basket. Halfway through cooking time, turn the turnips over or shake the basket; this helps them roast evenly.
- Cut turnip pieces evenly. If they are all the same size, they will roast at the same rate.
It's incredibly easy to make roasted turnips in your air fryer. The most time-consuming part is cutting up the veggies!
Chop and oil the turnips
Cut up the turnips into small cubes (or long thin pieces if you are making turnip fries). Then, add oil to the turnips and make sure they are coated evenly.
Toss the turnips in your spices to combine them really well. All of the pieces should be evenly covered.
Air fry the turnips
Now you are ready to cook them! Air fry the turnips until they are golden brown. It should take about 10-15 minutes.
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The best thing about air fryer turnips is that they go with almost any meal you make for lunch or dinner. They are also the perfect things to add to your weekly meal prep.
There are so many ways to make roasted turnips. Here are a few different changes you can make to the recipe. If you switch it up, let me know in the comments.
- Make air fryer turnip fries. Cut the turnips into thin strips instead of cubes. Add some crushed pork rinds to make them crispy.
- Add some heat. Add cayenne pepper and chili powder to make the turnips taste spicier. Serve with some sriracha.
- Serve with a dip. Serve them with your favorite mayo or another keto-friendly dip. They are so mild that you can add any kind of dip with them - even guacamole!
Here are some questions people often ask about making roasted turnips in the air fryer. If you don't see your question in this list, please leave it in the comments.
Store leftover roasted turnips in an airtight container. Keep it in the refrigerator for up to three days. After about three days, the texture will soften.
Yes, you can freeze roasted turnips. Store them in a freezer-safe container and keep them in the freezer for up to six months. When you are ready to eat them again, just let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Then, reheat them in the air fryer or oven.
Yes, turnips are a low-carb root vegetable. There are 5.8 grams net carbs in one medium turnip.
The process of making oven-roasted turnips is almost identical to the air fryer instructions. Bake them at 400F for about 15 minutes. Halfway through cooking, flip the pieces over.
Yes, turnips are fantastic for your health. In fact, prepared turnips are high in vitamin C and fiber and are known for lowering blood pressure.
Fiber is the best thing about turnips. There are 2.2 grams of fiber in one medium turnip. This feeds the good bacteria in your gut, which helps you stay healthier.
If you enjoyed these air fryer roasted turnips, here are some more keto air fryer recipes you should make next! They are some of my favorite delicious recipes - and I'm sure you'll agree!
- Keto Air Fryer Pork Chops are crispy on the outside and incredibly juicy on the inside.
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Bites are fun to serve at parties or eat for a flavorful lunch.
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers are easy to make when you use your air fryer.
- Air Fryer Steak is so simple to make that you'll want to eat steak more often.
- Keto Air Fryer Fried Pickles are a super-fun and crispy snack and the best party appetizer too!
Air Fryer Turnips
- 3 medium turnips peeled and cut into cubes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- salt, pepper, and red chili flakes to taste
- parsley for garnish
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
- Add the turnips to a mixing bowl.
- Drizzle the turnips with the olive oil.
- Sprinkle the seasonings over the turnips.
- Toss to combine well.
- Place the turnips on your air fryer rack, or onto a greased tray.
- Air fryer for 10-15 minutes, shaking halfway through.
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Notes on Nutritional Information
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