Mashed Rutabaga
NOVEMBER 21, 2022
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Many of you may have noticed a large root like vegetable in your box. That’s a rutabaga! A cross between turnips and cabbage with a slightly bitter flavour and taste like a less-sweet carrot. When cooked, rutabagas become sweeter and taste similar to potatoes. That is why one of the best and easiest ways to cook rutabaga is to mash them! They become creamy, hearty, and a delicious dish.


  • 2 to 3 pounds rutabagas, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup full-fat sour cream (more or less to taste)
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or chives


  1. In a large pot, cover the chopped rutabaga with about 1 inch of cold water. Add a generous pinch of salt and boil until tender, about 30 to 40 minutes. Drain and return the rutabagas to the pot.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and let the rutabaga steam for a minute or two. Then, mash with a potato masher.
  3. Add the butter and sour cream, then season to taste. Just before serving, mix in the chopped dill or chives.
  4. Serve, and enjoy!

Source: Simply Recipes | Mashed Rutabaga