Ditch the potatoes and fry Rutabaga's instead!

Let’s face it, we all love a good french fry now and then. That being said, it’s hard to justify eating something so greasy. If you could only have a fry or two, that’d be great, but a big stack of french fries? No way, not if you’re eating low-fat low-carb meals! Thankfully, this delicious recipe for Crispy Rutabaga Fries lets you satisfy your cravings without having to worry about cheating on a diet or sacrificing better nutrition! We’ll also let you in on a little secret… they’re not actually fried! Bake these up today for a snack or side you’re sure to love!


3 Pound Rutabaga
4 Tbsp Grape seed oil
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp Paprika
1 Tsp Onion powder


step #1

Preheat oven to 425°F.

step #2

Line a baking sheet with a piece of aluminum foil and lightly oil it.

step #3

Peel the rutabaga's, and cut into French fry-sized sticks. Place into a large bowl, and toss with oil to coat. Place the garlic salt, paprika, onion powder in a resealable plastic bag, and shake to mix.

step #4

Place the oiled rutabaga into the bag, and shake until evenly coated with the spices. Spread out evenly onto the prepared baking sheet.

step #5

Bake in the oven until the fries are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside (about 40 minutes, depending on the thickness of the turnip slices). Turn halfway though cooking. Salt to taste. Serve with sugar-free ketchup and fat-free mayo.

step #6

Ready to serve!

Did you know?

Turnips are so common in the European diet that it’s usually grouped up with root vegetables like potatoes and beets. Did you know that it’s actually a member of the cruciferous family of veggies? That’s right! The turnip is a cousin of cauliflower and broccoli, and like its family members, turnips pack in a high amount of nutrients without packing on the calories. A single cup of cooked turnip, for example, provides about 4 grams of fiber, a healthy amount of vitamin C, and can even play a role in fighting cancer. And that’s just from eating the root!

So what’d you think of this quick and easy turnip fries recipe? Let us know in the comments below, and make sure you try some of these easy substitution-based recipes next time: Low-Carb Egg Muffins Recipe, Turkey Zucchini Poppers, and Spicy Shrimp and Cauliflower Rice Bowl.

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