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Southern Style Turnip Greens


From Lisa's Carolina Kitchen: The following is my mother's recipe for turnips. ~Lisa Carter Waring

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  • 8 cups turnip greens, torn
  • 1 large turnip, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Servings 8
Adapted from


Step 1

Wash about eight cups of torn turnip greens and slow boil the greens for about two hours in a large pot filled with eight cups of water and 1 tablespoon of salt.

At the same time, in a smaller saucepan, slow boil 1 large, peeled and diced turnip root in three cups of water, two tablespoons of butter, a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of pepper.

Add more water to both pots during the cooking process, if necessary.

Next, combine the cooked root to the large pot of cooked turnip greens. Add 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper and stir.

Serve with white cider vinegar or hot pepper sauce.


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