A great side dish is nothing to look up your nose to, it’s important to have vegetable dishes that people look forward to and is not just the same old thing. I love turnips, I think their bitter note pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the carrots and honey in this recipe and the fattiness of the butter rounds everything out. This is a great side dish specifically for beef because the bitter notes in the turnips echoes the taste of horseradish which goes great with beef.


Honey Butter Roasted Carrots and Turnips

4 Large Carrots, peeled and cut into thirds on the bias

6-8 Baby turnips, washed and trimmed if the stem and top and cut into quarters

2 Tbsp Butter, unsalted

1 1/2 Tsp. Kosher Salt (Windsor)

1 Tsp Freshly ground black pepper

1 Tbsp Honey

1 Tbsp Olive oil

2-3 sprigs fresh thyme

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the cut vegetables onto a parchment lined baking sheet, mix the oil, butter, honey, salt and pepper in a small bowl and pour onto the vegetables. Toss together to coat and place into the oven for 35-45 minutes stirring once to toss. Enjoy!


Posted by:chefkari

I have been a Chef for more than twenty years, I am currently the Corporate Chef for a Franchise company specializing in high quality food made in house. I am a mom of three growing kids and a wife to my handsome Greek husband. Fitness and nutrition are important to me; I have maintained an 85lbs weight loss for over 14 years through healthy eating and exercise. This blog will include indulgent, high fat and high sugar recipes that are just worth the extra calories and I will also include recipes and tips for maintaining a healthy lifestyle without compromising taste and satisfaction. I believe balance is the key in a happy life and my hope is to add some to your day.

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