Baked Maple, Ginger, Thyme & Rosemary Turnip

So far, as part of the ‘Feeling Lazy’ series, we have:

Season 1, Episode 1, Baked Carrots Ginger & Thyme chips

Season 1, Episode 2, Baked Nutmeg Parnsip Chips

On with Season1, Episode 3!

To be honest, I wasn’t even familiar with turnip (or rutabaga) a year ago, until culinary school introduced me to it (or them).

Turnip or white turnip is often confused with rutabaga and vice versa.  

A turnip is a root vegetable, smaller in size, with white flesh. It can be eaten raw in a salad.

Whilst rutabaga is a hybrid of wild cabbage and turnip, with yellow flesh, often called yellow turnip. Rutabagas are also called swedes… Confused? Maybe a little…

Regardless of whether or not you master the differences between turnip and rutabaga, I’m sure you’ll be able to master this easy peasy recipe.

A quick, flavorful side dish with an ingredient that you may be less familiar with… but why not try something new?  

All you have to do is peel, cut, drizzle and wait.


Serves: 1 person

Prep time: 5 mins

Bake time: 25-30 mins

Total time: ±35mins


  • 1 Turnip


  • 1 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • ½ or 1 tsp Ginger
  • 1 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Rosemary
  • Pinch of Sea salt

Topping suggestions

  • Pimento de cayenne
  • Chili flakes


  1. Preheat the oven to 190 Celsius or 375 Farenheit
  2. Peel the turnip, cut into small cubes/rectangles and place on parchment paper
  3. Mix your glaze/drizzle ingredients in a bowl and pour over evenly
  4. Place in the oven, bake for ±25mins  
  5. Once they are cooked and slightly browned, take them out of the oven and enjoy


Sweet & Herbaceous



Post-oven close up

Post-oven close up