Try a Hearty Breakfast-Inspired Skillet for Dinner Tonight

By: Nikhita Mahtani
Show: Chopped
Turnips CDC

On this week's Chopped Dinner Challenge, the chefs of Food Network Kitchen chose to feature the basket ingredient turnips. In order to create a hearty and quick weeknight dinner that the whole family will love, the chefs decided to roast turnips and top them with eggs to create a filling breakfast-inspired skillet in this Roasted Baby Turnips with Miso Butter and Fried Eggs recipe. The recipe also makes great use of the turnip greens to bump up its nutritional factor and includes miso for a pop of umami. This dish is a satisfying and comforting twist on eggs and hash that's perfect for a weeknight dinner.

First, preheat an oven to 425 degrees F. Heat a large cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.

Toss the baby potatoes, onions and turnips with two tablespoons of vegetable oil and a light sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add them to the pan and place in the oven until the vegetables are golden-brown and cooked through, about 20 to 25 minutes.

While the vegetables are roasting, prepare the miso butter by adding butter, miso, garlic, ginger and half the scallion greens in a bowl and stirring until combined.

Thickly slice the remaining turnip greens and stems into 1/2 inch pieces.

Stir the turnip greens and scallion whites in the pan with the roasted vegetables until just wilted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the miso butter to the pan and coat the vegetables. Return the skillet to the oven to keep it warm while the eggs are being prepared.

Heat the remaining oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Crack 4 to 6 eggs in a pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until the whites start to set, 2 to 3 minutes, and then cover with a lid and continue cooking until the whites are set but the yolks are still runny, 1 to 2 minutes.

To serve, top the roasted vegetables with the fried eggs and garnish with the remaining sliced scallions.


The Chopped Dinner Challenge is a series of recipes showing you how easy it is to cook like a winning Chopped competitor. Every week, FN Dish will showcase a recipe created by Food Network Kitchen that uses at least one of the Chopped basket ingredients from an episode, plus basic grocery goods and simple staples. Consider it your very own Chopped challenge. Just take this frequent tip from the judges: Don't forget to season!

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