I really like turnips, but they always seem to take a long time to boil on the stove. I found out that they are much easier to cook in the microwave.
I wash the turnips and get rid of any rough spots. Then I put them in a glass bowl with just a little bit of water so they won’t stick to the bottom. If they are small, there is no need to cut them in half. Though, I would cut larger ones in half to cut down on the time. If you’re cooking them whole, poke a couple of holes with a fork. Put a lid on the top of the bowl, but leave an opening for the steam to escape.
Depending on the size of the turnips, microwave on high for 2 to 3 minutes. They’ll be soft. You can mash them or cut them up after they are cooked.