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Plate of baked turnip fries and a ramekin of ketchup. The fries are sprinkled with a little parsley.
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Turnip Fries

Easy turnip fries make a healthy and low carb alternative to your typical potato French fries. Seasoned with garlic, cumin, and paprika and made in the oven or air fryer for a healthy French fry. Naturally gluten free, keto, vegan, paleo, and Whole30.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Turnip Fries
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 109kcal
Author Kelly


  • 2 pounds turnips, peels and stems removed (about 2-4 depending on size)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • for serving: ketchup, honey mustard, ranch, chipotle mayo...


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit and line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Peel turnips. Decide which way you are going to cut them. You want to slice them so you can get the longest fries. It will depend if you have a taller or fatter turnip. For example, if the turnip is more fat than tall, place it on it’s side and slice into 1/2 rounds. If taller, cut the opposite way (from stem to end). Cut the rounds into strips so you have matchsticks, or French fry shapes.
  • Place cut turnips on a large baking sheet. Pour over avocado oil and spices and mix well to combine. Spread out evenly on both baking sheets, making sure they are not touching or too close together. Roast for 25 minutes, flip and move baking sheets around, and roast for another 15 minutes. If you want them more cripsy, place on broil for 1 minute. Let cool for a minute and serve with your favorite dipping sauce and enjoy!


Air Fryer Turnip Fries
Season the turnips according to the instructions (you could probably use a little less oil) and place in your air fryer basket. Set on 400 degrees for 15 minutes, remove basket and shake, and set for another 10-15 minutes on 400 until crispy and golden brown on the outside and cooked all the way through.
I have a large air fryer so I can fit all the fries, but you might have to do it in two batches depending how big yours is.


Serving: 1/4 of recipe | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 0.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.6g | Potassium: 433.1mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 8.6g | Vitamin C: 47.6mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 0.7mg