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Best Mashed Rutabaga Recipe

Best Mashed Rutabaga Recipe

Last Updated on 17th December 2021 by

If you plan to invite guests for dinner, why not serve creamy and nutritious mashed rutabagas instead of mashed potatoes? The sweet dish is a low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.

Are you curious about the mashed rutabaga recipe? In this article, I am going to share my recipe for mashed rutabaga with you. You can add cream and unsalted butter to make the healthy mashed rutabaga recipe more creamy and flavorful. 

What Is Rutabaga?

For the best-mashed rutabaga recipe, the main ingredient that you need is rutabagas. The vegetable, also known as a Swedish turnip, is the plant’s root. You will experience a bittersweet taste in your mouth after biting into rutabaga.

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Recipe for Mashed Rutabaga

You can serve mashed rutabaga as a side dish. Your guests or family members will love to eat it with meat or eggs. Now without any further adieu, let’s take a look at the best-mashed rutabaga recipe.
It takes a total of 45 minutes to make mashed rutabagas. In these 45 minutes, the bulk of the time goes into cooking for almost half an hour. To gather the ingredients for the cooking, you will need 15 to 20 minutes. The ingredients that you will need are mentioned below:


  • Fresh Rutabagas
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Sour cream
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper


The mashed rutabaga recipe is mentioned below step by step.

  • Wash the rutabaga with cold water after bringing them home from the food market.
  • Peel the skin of the rutabagas, and after that, chop them into smaller chunks. The pieces should not be more than 1 inch.
  • Put the rutabagas pieces in a boiling pan. Pour some cold water into the pan.
  • Turn on the heat and let the water boil along with the rutabagas. Add a pinch of salt to the water. Let the rutabagas boil for at least a half an hour.
  • Drain water and keep the rutabaga pieces in the pan. Also, reduce the heat of the oven to low.
  • Wait for a minute or two to let the rutabaga steam. Then use a masher to mash the rutabaga chunks.
  • Add butter, sour cream to the mashed rutabagas. This is done to make the dish more creamy.
  • Finally, taking the pan out of the oven, add some freshly grounded black pepper and Kosher salt to the meal. Season it properly to add the magical touch at the end.

How To Store Mashed Rutabagas After Following The Best Mashed Rutabaga Recipe

You can even store the rutabagas after peeling them and cutting them into chunks. Freeze them in a container, or you can also freeze the rutabaga after pureeing the pieces. Keep the mixture or chips in an airtight container. This method of storing will keep the rutabaga fresh, and you can use it in 3 to 5 days.

Things To Remember While Following Mashed Carrots And Rutabaga Recipe

Mixing grated carrot with the mashed rutabaga will make the recipe a whole lot better. There are few things that you need to keep in mind while making mashed carrots and rutabaga. The same thing is applicable for the best-mashed potato recipe with rutabaga.

  • Don’t use oversized rutabagas to prepare this dish, as you will face difficulties while grating the rutabagas.
  • Instead of a masher, you can also use a hand blender to get the desired thickness that you are looking for.
  • If you add carrot or potato, boil them with the rutabagas.  
  • Don’t add too much salt while boiling as it is done to absorb the inner moisture out of the rutabagas, carrot, and potato.
  • If the rutabagas taste very bitter, then you need a tablespoon of sugar to add some sweetness. Stir the sugar into the water until it dissolves. The bitterness will be gone if you apply this method. 

Variations Of Healthy Mashed Rutabaga Recipe

There are several variations of the healthy mashed rutabaga recipe. You will love all the variations that I am going to mention here. 

  • You can serve the mashed rutabagas with tasty and creamy sage brown butter sauce.
  • Instead of sour cream, you can use plain yogurt and garnish it with freshly chopped parsley or dill.
  • As I have mentioned earlier, you can use a combination of rutabagas and any other root vegetable such as carrots or potatoes.
  • In the last step of the recipe, you can add roasted garlic and even caramelized onions.
  • Other than that, you can add a few tablespoons of buttermilk, one tablespoon of maple syrup to increase the sweetness.

Nutritional Benefits Of The Best Mashed Rutabaga Recipe

It is better to know about the nutritional benefits that rutabagas have to offer. You can retain these dietary benefits after preparing mashed rutabagas. All the nutritional information that I will mention in this article are estimated values. The data may vary with the cooking methods and products you use for the mashed rutabaga recipe. However, you will be more encouraged after knowing the nutritional facts about rutabagas.

  • You will obtain 10 gm of saturated fat along with 6 gm of unsaturated fat. From all the amount of fat, you will get almost 30 mg of cholesterol.
  • A high amount of Potassium with another mineral, Calcium, is also present in rutabagas. A minimal amount of Iron, approximately 1 mg, is present in the vegetable.
  • Vitamins such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C are also present in rutabagas.
  • You can also gain a minimal amount of dietary fiber and protein after consuming rutabagas in raw and cooked forms.
  • After eating a plate full of mashed rutabagas, you will get approximately 150 calories.

Final Words

I hope I have taught you a new dish, and trust me; your family members will love this recipe. Prepare mashed horseradish and serve it alongside your main course.

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