Pasta With Turnip Tops

Pasta With Turnip Tops

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Servings: 4
Calories: 409


  • 14 oz turnip tops
  • 14 oz pasta shells
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 small red chilli pepper
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  • Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil ready for the pasta.
  • Trim the larger stems and ribs from the turnip tops and discard, together with any wilted leaves. (Substitute broccoli if wished.)
  • Wash well, drain and cut into small pieces. Sprinkle the pasta into the fast boiling water to prevent it coming off the boil and cook for 14 minutes before adding your chosen green vegetable, the peeled, whole garlic cloves and the whole chilli pepper.
  • Cook until the green vegetable is only just tender and still a little crisp (about 10-11 minutes). Reserve a little of the cooking liquid when draining the contents of the saucepan.
  • Remove and discard the garlic and chilli pepper. Transfer to a large, heated serving dish, sprinkle with a little of the reserved liquid, the olive oil and freshly ground pepper.
  • Serve at once, on individual heated plates.
Calories: 409 kcal
Carbohydrates: 83 g
Protein: 15 g
Fat: 2g
Saturated Fat: 1 g
Sodium: 47 mg
Potassium: 563 mg
Fiber: 7 g
Sugar: 4 g
Vitamin A: 11604 IU
Vitamin C: 77 mg
Calcium: 216 mg
Iron: 3 mg
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