Cooked properly, turnips have a sweet flavor and aroma. They are as sweet as beets, without the earthy flavor of beets.
Turnips can be cooked in a variety of different ways. Many people like mashed turnips, a dish that combines turnips and potatoes. They go well in casseroles and, in some countries, turnips are roasted or pickled. Turnips are tasty when combined with ingredients like lemon, thyme, cheese, bacon, onions or sweet potatoes.
Turnips are small root vegetables that are white on the bottom and light purple on top. Smaller turnips tend to have a sweeter flavor, while larger turnips can be bitter and more woody than small turnips.