Sweet Potato and Turnip Swirl

Sweet Potato and Turnip Swirl

Robyn Webb 0

"The pairing of sweet potatoes and turnips could make a turnip lover out of all of us. Preparation time is 15 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association."

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 65 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 65 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.9 g
  • 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, cover the turnips and sweet potatoes with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until soft, about 15 to 20 minutes. Drain; transfer to a food processor and puree.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the ginger, margarine, sugar, and orange peel. Allow margarine to melt and mix ingredients together well. Add the puree and swirl together. Serve warm.
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  1. 9 Ratings


I decided to ignore the first review and try this anyway. The thought of fresh orange peel and ginger swirled with the yams sounded so good, and I figured the turnips wouldn't hurt it any. Well, nobody in my family liked this even a little bit, and we are pretty adventuresome eaters. Overall the flavor was bitter, not the sweet/spicy combination I had imagined.


Turnip is a bitter veggie. Boil the sweet potatoes separately as they take less time to cook. If you want turnip in your diet this recipe is flavourful without having too much fat (I use oil instead of margerine). I use orange peel from the spice rack--not fresh--therefore this recipe takes a minute after boiling. Easy!


did not move anyone in my family,added more sugar and some milk to improve