Rutabaga Recipes

Rutabaga is the signature ingredient in Cornish pasties. It's also terrific in soups and stews, roasted, or mashed. Trusted rutabaga recipes will show you how to use this distinctive root vegetable.

Staff Picks

Mashed Potato, Rutabaga, And Parsnip Casserole With Caramelized Onions

Rating: 4.5 stars 37
This is great with Apricot Glazed Turkey and Green Beans With Walnuts And Walnut Oil. This dish can be made one day ahead. The broth made in this recipe can be used as stock for turkey soup.
By Christine L.

Roasted Root Vegetables With Apple Juice

Rating: 4 stars 104
Caramelized roasted vegetables made with a white wine syrup. Originally submitted to
By Christine L.

Pasties II

Rating: 4.5 stars 178
A traditional Upper Peninsula of Michigan treat! Complete with rutabaga! I am from the UP and this is the real deal! Rub pasties with a little milk for a golden color.

Rutabaga Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 25
A delicious Midwestern dish.
By LaDOnna

Roasted Winter Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4 stars 25
This is a tasty and satisfying pureed soup that makes the best of the humble produce that winter farmers' markets have to offer.

Cornish Finnish Michigan Pasties

Rating: 4.5 stars 169
I make these pasties about once a month for my family and extended family. I weigh my ingredients for accuracy and flavor.

Instant Pot® Rutabaga Mash

Rating: 5 stars 2
This lower-carb alternative to mashed potatoes can easily be made in a fraction of the time using a pressure cooker. The mash has a nice creamy and chunky texture, which complements any meat. I especially enjoy it with corned beef.

Sean's Mommy's Roasted Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 61
I wanted to do something different as a vegetable side dish. It was Thanksgiving, so I got a bunch of root vegetables and roasted them. They were a hit and are now a staple at our holiday table. I cook them during the year sometimes, as well.

Rutabaga Oven Fries

Rating: 4 stars 38
Rutabagas crisp well with only a little bit of oil. Here is a healthy but delicious way to eat this unusual vegetable! Use a 1 1/2-pound rutabaga.
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Stewed Potatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 6
Diced potatoes stewed with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and rutabaga in broth. Chicken, beef, or vegetable broth may be used.

Roasted Winter Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
This simple, time-saving recipe lets you prepare winter root vegetables in advance for Thanksgiving dinner. Parboil parsnips, rutabaga, and carrots, freeze or refrigerate them until needed, then toss them with vegetable oil, salt, pepper, and dried basil before roasting them to bring out their natural sweetness.
By rupps
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Chef John's Root Vegetable Gratin

Rating: 3.5 stars 18
I cheated and added some potatoes to mellow things out, but this is still a very delicious and enjoyable way to eat root veggies.

Inspiration and Ideas

5 Mashed Rutabaga Recipes to Try This Season
If you're looking for a lower-carb alternative to mashed potatoes, you've come to the right place.
Cawl (Traditional Welsh Broth)
Rating: Unrated 22
The recipe that follows is one that is popular with, and derived from, the local farming community of Cardiganshire. There are regional variations throughout Wales as to what meat is used; some use Pork or Mutton we use Shin Beef. The quantities used here are based on my own requirements for two to three days, as this soup is one that improves on subsequent re-heating. Serve with lightly buttered bread and a good mature Cheddar cheese
Rutabaga Stew
Rating: 4 stars 15

My mom has been making the stew for many years and it is by far the BEST stew I have ever tasted. It is hearty, filling, and inexpensive not to mention extremely delicious and fairly easy to make. The hardest part and the most time-consuming part for this stew is preparing the vegetables. I chop and dice all my vegetables by hand and so it can consume a little bit more time, but it is very much worth the extra time it takes. Pork, beef, or venison are all good in this recipe, too.