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Recipes Using Rutabagas

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Sweeter than its cousin the turnip, the rutabaga is a delicious, often overlooked root veggie. This is a guide about recipes using rutabagas.


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May 5, 2011

Cook the rutabagas in salted water about 15 minutes or until tender. Drain and mash. Soak bread crumbs in cream; add cinnamon, salt and beaten eggs.

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April 13, 2011


  • 2 medium rutabagas, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 Tbsp. butter


Cover and cook the rutabagas in salted water until soft, approximately 20-30 minutes. Drain well and mash.

Soak the bread crumbs in the cream; add the nutmeg, salt and the beaten eggs. Add the remaining ingredients to the mashed rutabagas. Place into buttered casserole. Dot with butter and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour until the top is lightly browned. Serves 6-8.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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April 1, 2009

As most know the rutabagas you get in the stores are so hard you can not cut them. I always heat mine in the microwave for a few minutes. This makes it softer so it is easier to peel and cut into small pieces.


By kathleen williams from Dothan, AL

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December 10, 2008

Does anyone have good recipes for rutabagas? My grandmother used to cook them almost like carrots in water, but added something for seasoning. Thanks!

Peggy from Cortland, OH


By Claire (Guest Post)
December 11, 20080 found this helpful

Peggy, I use Rutabags in everything like any vegetable. For soup, I just add some like any other vegetable. Sometime I cook it with potatoes, carrots and onions. Then mash all together. Very good. My mother in law, cook rutabagas, carrots in some tomatoes just then mash all together. That make a creamy soup.

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December 11, 20080 found this helpful

I'm from the south so I use am little fat back meat. If I don't have any I save the grease from the bacon, I fried for breakfast and use that.

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By GraNita (Guest Post)
December 11, 20080 found this helpful

My Mom used to cut them up & boil like potatoes till soft and then add butter, milk , salt & pepper and mash...


Anita from Montclair, NJ

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By Kathleen (Guest Post)
December 11, 20080 found this helpful

I use bouillon cubes in all my veggies,as you know you should wash & peel the rutabagas, dice them, if too hard warm them before you try to peel them,add enough water to cover them,cover with lid, boil till very tinder, drain & save the water after they are done, taste to see if you need to add black pepper & salt to them, mash them as in mash potatoes, then put part of the liquid you saved on top of them so they want be so dry, very good with southern cornbread.

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December 11, 20080 found this helpful

Hi...I boil them like potatoes and when they are done..I drain them and add brown sugar and margarine or butter and beat them and enjoy

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By NokomisNims (Guest Post)
December 14, 20080 found this helpful

This is one of our favorite vegetables. I usually prepare them (as the others have stated) then cook until tender with sliced carrots, diced potatoes, and even sliced turnips if they are available.


Drain, mash all together, add butter, a little salt, black pepper. This combination (all mashed up) also makes a wonderful thickener for soups (taking into account the strong flavor of the rutabagas and turnips.)

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January 18, 20090 found this helpful

Go to: http://www.reci  es/carnation037/

look under vegetables and you will find
the recipes below there using rutabagas:

Rutabaga, baked, mashed #1
Rutabaga, baked, mashed #2
Rutabaga, baked chunks, w/honey + onion
Rutabaga, creamed, baked
Rutabaga, glazed, cubed

Rutabaga, Ham + Cabbage #1
Rutabaga, Ham + Cabbage #2
Rutabaga, sliced
Rutabagas + Carrots, roasted
Rutabaga + Apple Whip

Rutabaga + Bacon
Rutabaga + Potato Casserole, grated
Rutabaga + Potato Casserole, mashed
Rutabaga + Steak
Rutabaga Au Gratin

Rutabaga Casserole, mashed #1


Rutabaga Casserole, mashed #2
Rutabaga Casserole w/streusel topping, mashed
Rutabaga Patties
Rutabaga Puff Casserole

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