top of page

Cooking with Food Plot Turnips

Time to eat! Here is a quick simple recipe to turn your food plot turnips into good eating!

Turnips! Turnips! Turnips!

My official favorite vegetable since being introduced to these purple-top beauties in a Missouri food plot in 2018. Yum! Turnips are not only delicious and a deer attractant, they are low in calories and packed with vitamins and minerals.

According to, one cup of cubed raw turnips contains 36 calories, 8 carbs, 2 grams of fiber, 1 gram of protein, 30% of the DV for Vitamin C, 5% of the DV for folate, 3% of the DV for calcium and phosphorus.

Purple top turnips are commonly planted in food plots. So if you are blessed with a bountiful harvest, and the deer haven't pillaged them all, here is a simple recipe for you to try.

Boiled Turnip Recipe


  • 6 turnips (add as many will fit in the sauce pan!)

  • 3-4 tbsp salted butter

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Polska kielbasa sausage (if you want to make a meal!)

Tools Needed:

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Sharp knife

  • Saucepan

  • Turnips

  • Skillet


  1. Wash Turnips

  2. Peel turnips with the vegetable peeler

  3. Cube the turnips

  4. Add turnips to the saucepan

  5. Submerge turnips in water

  6. Boil turnips for 7-8 minutes until desired softness

  7. Drain turnips and stir the butter into the turnips

  8. If you want to add polska kielbasa, heat in skillet on medium for 5-10 minutes.

  9. Add sausage to the turnips and enjoy!

For more how-to recipes and archery knowledge subscribe to my YouTube channel,

348 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All
bottom of page