If you don't cook with rutabaga, you should try it out. And this is one of the easiest recipes to start with. If you can make mashed potatoes, you can make mashed rutabaga. It's pretty much the same; peel, chop, boil, mash, season, serve.
What you'll need:
Rutabaga (I used 2, but I was counting on enough for dinner and lunch for us)
Seasonings of choice
Optional: Crumbled bacon and shredded cheese
Just like potatoes, start out by peeling and chopping the rutabaga and then boiling under tender
I like to put in the butter and seasonings during the mashing part just to really work them in. I used some dried onion flakes, 3 tablespoons butter, salt and pepper and some poultry seasoning. Once it's mashed down with a few chunks remaining, whip in milk until it's thick and creamy, just like mashed potatoes.
I like to top it off with a few pieces of crumbled bacon and some sharp cheddar cheese.
Rutabagas have about half the calories and carbs of potatoes, which makes a nice swap if you're counting those kinds of things.