Sweet-and-Sour Skillet Glazed Turnips

These slightly sweet turnips with a splash of vinegar are as easy as simmer, stir, season.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 35 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 1/2 pounds turnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 teaspoon sugar

1 to 2 teaspoons white balsamic or white wine vinegar

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Spread the turnips in a single layer in a large skillet with a lid. Add enough water to cover the turnips halfway and then add the butter and sugar. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Partially cover with the lid and simmer until the turnips are tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Uncover, increase the heat to high and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid almost completely evaporates and the turnips are glazed. Remove from the heat and stir in the vinegar and chives; season with salt and pepper.
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