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Air Fryer Turnip Fries

Air Fryer Turnip Fries

Air Fryer Turnip Fries are easy to make and a great lower carb, lower calorie option for french fries.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, side dish, turnips, Weight Watchers
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 98 kcal
Author Jamie


  • 2 lbs. Turnips peeled and cut into batons (about 4 medium sized)
  • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • Non-aerosol Olive Oil Spray


  1. Wash and peel the turnips and cut then into batons.
  2. In a large bowl combine turnip batons, garlic powder, smoked paprika, salt and oil. Toss to coat evenly.
  3. Preheat your air fryer to 380F, if your air fryer has a preheat option. If not, ignore this step.
  4. Spray air fryer basket lightly with olive oil, after it has preheated.

  5. Place the season turnip fries in the air fryer basket, in a single layer. You will have to do this in batches depending on the size of your air fryer.

  6. Air fry at 380F for 10 minutes, shaking basket every 3 minutes, until the turnip fries are golden.
  7. Repeat with the remaining batch of fries.
  8. Serve hot.

Recipe Notes

Oven Method:

Preheat the oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with foil. Spray generously with oil. Spread the turnip fries out evenly on the baking sheet, in a single layer, making sure that the fries are not touching or overlapping each other. Bake for 15 minutes at 400F. Flip the fries. Spread them out again, and bake for another 5 to 7 minutes, or until they are golden. Serve hot.



  • Turnips have a high water content, so the fries will shrink and shrivel up as they air fry.
  • Turnips are low on starch and will not crisp up as much as a potato fry. If you want crispier fries, you can toss the fries with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch along with the seasoning before you air fry. The nutritional profile will change and it will no longer be a low-carb recipe. The air frying time stays the same.

Weight Watchers Points:

If you follow the original recipe and air fry then divide the fries into 4 equal portions. Each portion is a serving. There is 1 point per serving for green, blue and purple plans.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Turnip Fries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 734mg32%
Potassium 454mg13%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 246IU5%
Vitamin C 48mg58%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. We are not nutritionist and this data was calculated via WP Recipe Maker to the best of our ability. Always check nutrition values yourself based on the ingredients you use.