Did you know that rutabaga is a cross between turnip and cabbage? They have less than a third of the carbs and less than half of the calories of potatoes. If you’ve never had rutabaga before, you might be wondering what to do with them. I had mine like mashed potatoes—with a little butter and nutmeg. They were yummy.

Here are a few other ideas:

  • Cube, boil and serve rutabaga mixed with cubed, boiled carrots.
  • Make oven-baked rutabaga fries. Slice rutabaga into 1/4″ thick rounds or fries (strips). Toss in olive oil, salt, pepper and put them on a baking sheet. Cook for 12 minutes making sure to turn them. When they are golden brown, take them out. You can sprinkle them with garlic powder or paprika if you like.
  • Peel and cube rutabaga and boil in water. Add a tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Add some curry powder and a little brown sugar. Boil, then simmer until tender.
  • Mash boiled rutabaga into your mashed potatoes for a little kick!

Hope you enjoy this tasty little root vegetable.