14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1

Great alternative to potatoes! A rich creamy homemade cheese sauce pepped up with a few select spices makes a great accompaniment to any meal!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring rutabaga to a boil into a large pot of salted water over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain.

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in melted butter until golden, about 5 minutes.

  • Whisk flour into garlic mixture until smooth.

  • Slowly whisk milk into flour mixture until thickened and creamy, about 5 minutes.

  • Stir Cheddar cheese into milk sauce until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.

  • Transfer rutabaga to the prepared baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over rutabaga.

  • Sprinkle bread crumbs and paprika over rutabaga.

  • Bake in preheated oven until sauce is thickened and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

299 calories; 19.2 g total fat; 56 mg cholesterol; 368 mg sodium. 20.9 g carbohydrates; 11.5 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
This dish was very good. I like rutabaga anyway but adding cheese just brings it up a notch. I made a smaller quantity with just one rutabaga and I still have enough leftovers for a couple more meals. It could become a one dish meal with some diced ham added. I will make this again. Thank you.
(9)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/22/2013
Not bad. I used more rutabaga and carrot than what was called for. This is a tasty way to use veggies but I think I'm taking points off for not being a casserole type person. Plus who needs to cover everything with cheese in order for it to taste good.
14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2012
This dish was very good. I like rutabaga anyway but adding cheese just brings it up a notch. I made a smaller quantity with just one rutabaga and I still have enough leftovers for a couple more meals. It could become a one dish meal with some diced ham added. I will make this again. Thank you.
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2012
really easy tasted yummy. will make again for sure!
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
04/15/2012
F'in delish! Got some rutabagas kinda randomly and cooked this up with a little blue cheese thrown in for taste! Way yummy!
(4)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2014
This was my first time eating or cooking rutabaga. It was absolutely delicious! I added a little bit more garlic but kept the rest of the recipe the same. I have also learned that dicing rutabaga is one of the best workouts you could ever do--they're hard to cut!!
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2016
Love this recipe. The first time I made it I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious. The second time I made it I didn't have any milk so I substituted with unsweetened almond milk. The sauce turned out just as well as with dairy milk. My fiancé could not tell the difference. I boiled the rutabaga and placed in buttered dish as instructed and added chopped frozen green and yellow beans carrots broccoli and thawed chopped spinach tossed to mix well. Sprinkled the veggies with red pepper flakes and then poured the sauce over. Topped with seasoned bread crumbs and added some parmesan. Baked for about thirty minutes. My fiancé loved it and said he preferred the added veggie version. Thank you for this recipe:)
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
10/16/2015
Will definatley make this again. My husband was thrilled with this dish! He had 4 helpings! What I plan on doing next time: making the cubes smaller (about 1/2") and adding whole kernel garden corn. We had corn on our dinner plates as well and ended up getting it mixed in and it was delicious! Overall this dish was quite simple to make. Thank you!
(2)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2012
So delicious! The only thing I did differently was add more cayenne. Otherwise the recipe stayed the same and we LOVED it!
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2017
I followed directions as written and all the family here for the holidays declared it a winner.
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2014
I tried this in my brother's home. I like it my brother was less enthused I told him let's keep trying rutabaga recipes until you find one you really like.Let's keep trying new vegetables and new recipes to add to our repertoire. I will keep trying
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