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Turnip top pasta recipe

If you’re aiming for zero waste cooking, this recipe from Simone’s Kitchen is for you!

The bitterness of the turnip tops works perfectly with the garlic and chilli to create this super simple dish full of delicious flavours.

A unique recipe you’ll love to come back to, it’s a great one for making the most out of your HeroGo delivery.


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4 people



50g breadcrumbs

250g pasta

500g turnip greens, washed & dried

4 cloves of garlic, peeled & sliced

1/2 chilli, chopped

Salt & pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a little oil in a pan and fry the breadcrumbs until golden brown. Set aside.

  2. Cook the pasta following the packet’s instructions.

  3. Prepare your turnip greens by removing the hard pieces and slicing the leftover bits. Save the hard pieces to make homemade stock (click here to find out how - just remember to only add the hard turnip stalks for a couple of minutes at the end so the stock doesn’t taste too bitter).

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in the large pan over a low heat.

  5. Add the garlic and cook until lightly browned.

  6. Add the chilli and cook for a few more minutes.

  7. Add the turnip greens. 

  8. Once they’ve wilted, add the cooked pasta and seasoning, then mix everything well.

  9. Serve in bowls topped with the breadcrumbs.

Storage tips

We recommend eating this dish straightaway.


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