Mashed Rutabaga With Onion

Consider growing and cooking rutabagas this year – particularly this Mashed Rutabaga With Onion recipe – for an easy way to give your dinner some roots. Mash them, slice them or throw them in a casserole.

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  • 1 rutabaga, diced (about 4 to 6 cups)
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Cook rutabaga and onion in small amount of boiling salted water until tender. Drain and mash well. Add butter, salt and pepper. 

This unique root vegetable is worth a try, and it can be cooked in several drool-worthy ways: Rutabagas can be cut into thick slices and cooked whole, cut into bite-sized chunks or mashed rutabagas with butter, salt and pepper. In Norway, rutabagas are even mashed with butter or soup stock, milk or cream to create a puree known as “rotmos.”

Growing and Cooking Rutabagas: The Every-Person Root

You can take a more traditional route with your rutabagas by following this simple recipe for Mashed Rutabaga with Onion.

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