5 Mashed Rutabaga Recipes to Try This Season

mashed rutabaga in a white dish
Photo: France C

If you're looking for a lower-carb alternative to mashed potatoes, you've come to the right place. Mashed rutabagas are the nutrient-dense side dish that will be welcome on any table, whether you're cooking for the holidays or for a busy weeknight dinner. From basic ideas to make with just a few ingredients to hearty casseroles that highlight root vegetables, you'll find something you love in this collection of our best mashed rutabaga recipes.

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Mashed Rutabaga

Mashed Rutabaga

Mashed rutabaga is whipped to fluffy perfection with buttermilk, milk, salt, pepper, and a pinch of cinnamon. "The cinnamon nicely offsets the slightly bitter taste of the rutabaga," according to reviewer Kar.

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Mashed Rutabagas with Bacon

Mashed Rutabagas with Bacon

Make this simple mashed side dish with just rutabagas, bacon, and butter. The leftovers freeze well, according to reviewer lmbookworm, so it's a great make-ahead option.

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Easy Mashed Rutabaga

Easy Mashed Rutabaga
Beth Wand Sidell

This is a "creamy, slightly sweet, and a great low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes," according to recipe creator Beth Wand Sidell. "The broth infuses the mashed rutabaga with wonderful flavor."

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Mashed Potato, Rutabaga, And Parsnip Casserole With Caramelized Onions

potato, rutabaga, parsnip casserole in white dish

Shake up your Thanksgiving spread with this satisfying casserole made with mashed rutabagas, potatoes, and parsnips. Caramelized onions take an already flavorful recipe over the top.

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Instant Pot Rutabaga Mash

mashed rutabaga in a white dish
France C

Use your trusty multi-functional pressure cooker to make this simply seasoned mashed rutabaga, which recipe creator and Allrecipes Allstar France C calls a "lower-carb alternative to mashed potatoes."

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