Grandma’s Green Beans and “Potatoes”

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This was quite a pleasant surprise.  My grandmother on my Dad’s side when she was still living used to invariably cook small new potatoes with her green beans and it was always surprisingly good, though I always thought it odd at the time.    I was thinking about her beans and potatoes this week and decided to substitute a turnip and add some onion and see how that would be.  Well it wasn’t potatoes, but it sure was GOOD!  Delicate and sweet.  Not at all turnip-tasting and really did remind me of Grandma’s beans and potatoes!  So add this combo to your repertoire of green bean recipes and give it a try!  This is OK for Atkins Induction, Keto diets, Primal and Paleo as well!

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1 slice bacon, chopped

2 oz. onion, chopped

2 oz. small turnip, peeled and diced

2 c. frozen green beans, pre-cooked a bit (or no-salt canned beans, drained)

DIRECTIONS:    Cook beans as usual and drain.  In a non-stick skillet, cook bacon until done and add onion and turnip and saute until both are tender and onion is slightly browned.  Add drained beans, toss saute, stirring to warm the beans up.

NUTRITIONAL INFO:   Makes 3 servings, each contains:

75 calories

3.6 g  fat

9.77 g carbs, 3.37 g  fiber, 6.4 NET CARBS

2.6 g  protein

341 mg sodium

5 comments on “Grandma’s Green Beans and “Potatoes”

  1. Ohhhh Miss Peggy… the grandma’s green beans are totally awesome.. SIL brought me a big box of turnips and i have tried many ways this week to make them different..and I LOVED THIS… I am finding small,, fit in your hand turnips have less strong flavor than a big one… I love to peel slice and eat raw.. love that.. have one small one each day.. I used bacon grease,, cut up some already fried bacon.. put the onion and turnips and home canned green beans i had drained….. in and a cup of water and i I put the lid on cocked a bit and steamed till the water boiled away with some salt and pepper.. god in heaven they were so good…THANK YOU DEAR LADY ONCE AGAIN.. FOR A TOP NOTCH RECIPE…….SHEILA IN GA


  2. do you think this would work with chunks of Daikon radish? I have easier access to that than the turnip. It looks like a great new dish to add to the repertoire, thanks for posting.


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