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Breaded Turnip Patties

The best way to eat your turnips. Breaded with a parmesan crust and pan fried.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins


  • Pressure Cooker if you like, but not required.


  • 3 large turnips
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • 4 Tbs butter for pan frying


  • Cook the turnips either in the Instant Pot or boil on the stovetop. First peel the turnips. If you are using the Instant Pot, you can leave the turnips whole. If you are boiling the turnips chop them into chunks like you would for mashed potatoes.
    For the Instant Pot steam for 6 minutes and either quick release or let it naturally release.
    For stovetop, boil for approximately 10 minutes or until fork tender.
    After the turnips are cooked and cooled a bit, strain as much liquid as you can. This is easier to do with a tea towel or cheesecloth.
    Next, mash the turnips and sprinkle in a tsp of seasoned salt.
    Using your hands, make the mashed turnips into small patties.
    Mix ½ cup bread crumbs and ½ cup parmesan cheese add ½ tsp garlic salt. Coat both sides of the turnip patty in the mixed breading.
    Melt about 4 tbs butter in a skillet.
    Pan-fry the turnip patties for a few minutes on each side over medium-high heat. Don't flip until nice and golden brown, otherwise, the patty will fall apart.
    Place on a paper towel-lined plate. Enjoy!