These air fryer turnip fries are insanely crispy, super delicious, and low net carb! With only 3 ingredients, the family will love this keto turnip recipe in the air fryer! Say hello to your new weeknight diabetic friendly vegetable side.
Ingredients Needed in our Air Fryer Turnips
Tips on Buying Turnips
Look for smaller turnips that seem ‘heavy’ for their size. If you are buying turnips and greens are attached, make sure the greens have no yellowing. Large turnips tend to have a more stronger flavor than smaller ones.
Store loosely wrapped in plastic in the refrigerator. They will last 2 weeks. Frozen turnips will last up to 8–10 months when stored in an air-tight container.
Salt (or seasoning of choice).
I love to use Redmond Real Salt, but I invite you to use your favorite seasoning in this recipe.
Extra Light Olive Oil
I purchase my olive oil at local grocery stores, however many of my patients purchase olive oil at various speciality shops.
Why You Will Love My Air Fryer Turnip Fries
- Makes the perfect keto French fry recipe. Cooking our turnip fries in the air fryer will give the turnip an amazing crisp and be the perfect keto french fry replacer.
- The flavor is amazing. Since we are selecting smaller turnips and cooking the turnips in the air fryer, the typical ‘strong’ flavor in the turnip goes away.
- Quick and easy clean up. Cooking our turnip fries in the air fryer is so much faster than roasting in the oven and hello, it’s just the air fryer to clean up!
- It’s low carb! One full turnip is 8 grams of carbs. Don’t panic! Our recipe calls for 2 turnips (4 servings), so the carbs are 4 grams.
How to Prepare Air Fryer Turnip Fries
Wash turnips. If greens are on turnips, remove.
Using a vegetable peeler, peel turnip.
Using a sharp knife, cut turnips into thin strips (similar to fries)
Place sliced turnips in a bowl.
Drizzle 1-2 tsp over turnip fries. (IMPORTANT – do NOT add too much oil. This will make the fries soggy)
Sprinkle ½ tsp of salt (I use Redmond Real Salt). Toss.
Pour mixture in the air fryer.
Air Crisp (or air fry) at 360 degrees for 15 minutes.
Open basket. Shake basket.
Air Crisp (or air fry) for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Check Out Our Video Giving You Step-by-Step Directions on Making Crispy Air Fryer Turnip Fries.
What Air Fryer Did You Use?
I used a Ninja Foodi Programmable 10-in-1 5qt Pressure Cooker and Air Fryer.
I don’t own a Ninja Foodi? Can I use any other Air Fryer in this Recipe?
Yes! This recipe will work in all Air Fryers. Follow the exact directions and you will be thrilled with the results.
How to Store Leftovers?
Leftovers? You probably won’t have any! I am super serious! But if you have leftovers, store in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.
Can I Freeze this Recipe?
I would not. For some reason, I feel as though the fries would get super soggy.
How Long Does it Take to Reheat?
Place it back in the air fryer OR Ninja foodi at 360 for 3-5 minutes to ‘re-crisp.’
What Can I Do with Leftovers?
Eat them as is!!!!!
What Else Can I Serve with Turnips in the Air Fryer?
I would combine it with any one of my Keto Meatball Recipes.
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What are the carbs in turnips?
Turnips are a low carb vegetable. 1 cup of turnips is 7.8 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber. Don’t be scared by the 7.8 grams. 1 cup of turnips is a lot!!!
What are the net carbs in turnip?
Net carbs are calculated as total carbs – dietary fiber. With 1 cup of turnips at 7.8 grams of carbs and 3 grams of fiber, the net carbs in turnip is 4.8 grams.
Net carbs in turnips = 7.8 grams of carbs – 3 grams of dietary fiber = 4.8 grams of net carbs.
Is this a turnip keto recipe?
Yes! My air fryer turnip fries is an awesome turnip keto recipe. Taking the place of French fries, a serving of this dish comes in at 4.8 grams of net carbs.
Are turnips anti-inflammatory?
Turnips improve heart health. Hello fiber! While you all know I am a low carb girl, I push LOTS of fiber!!!! I love fiber since it helps to protect our heart!
Turnips help with weight loss. Are we still talking about fiber? YES! Fiber keeps us full and coming in at 3 grams of fiber in a cup, can we just bring turnips in our life? If fiber keeps us full, it will prevent us from crazy snacking during the day!
Turnips benefit our skin. Turnips are a great source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is important for the production of collagen, the main protein in our skin.
This recipe seems a little bland. Can I add other seasonings?
Yes and yes! Please remember, I give you all a base recipe. Please please feel free to use your FAVORITE seasonings and spices.
Air Fryer Turnip Fries
- 1 Air Fryer Ninja Foodi
- 2 turnips washed
- 2 tsp olive oil extra light
- 1/2 tsp salt Redmond Real Salt
- Wash turnips. If greens are on turnips, remove.
- Using a sharp knife, cut turnips into thin strips (similar to fries)
- Place sliced turnips in a bowl.
- Drizzle 1-2 tsp over turnip fries. (IMPORTANT – do NOT add too much oil. This will make the fries soggy)
- Sprinkle ½ tsp of salt (I use Redmond Real Salt). Toss.
- Pour mixture in the air fryer.
- Air Crisp (or air fry) at 360 degrees for 15 minutes.
- Open basket. Shake basket.
- Air Crisp (or air fry) for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Do not OVER oil the turnips. If you do this the fries will be soggy.
- Cut the turnips THIN. The thicker the cut the longer you will need to cook.