Fully Loaded Baked Turnip Fries (206 Calories!)

Aug 29 2017

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We understand that you may be skeptical of, or even unfamiliar with, turnips. But trust us when we say that these smothered fries will win you over!

Hungry Girl's Healthy Fully Loaded Turnip Fries Recipe

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1/2 of recipe: 206 calories, 7.5g total fat (3.5g sat fat), 792mg sodium, 25.5g carbs, 6.5g fiber, 15.5g sugars, 10.5g protein

value 4*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes


1 1/2 lbs. turnips (about 2 turnips)

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

2 slices center-cut bacon or turkey bacon

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

3 tbsp. light sour cream

2 tbsp. chopped scallions

Optional dip: ketchup


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.

Peel turnips, and cut into fry-shaped spears.

Place spears on the sheets, evenly spaced, and sprinkle with seasonings.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook bacon until crispy, either in a skillet over medium heat or on a microwave-safe plate in the microwave. (See package for cook time.)

Flip turnip spears. Bake until tender on the inside and crispy on the outside, about 14 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop or crumble bacon.

Arrange spears on the center of one baking sheet. Top with cheese. Bake until cheese melts, about 3 minutes.

Top with sour cream, bacon, and scallions.


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