Are you by chance looking for a slightly healthier alternative for to regular mashed potatoes for your Thanksgiving menu this year? Look no further then a bowl of these creamy and delicious Mashed Rutabagas.
Rutabaga is an interesting vegetable that is a cross between a turnip and a cabbage. It cooks similarly to a potato, and isn't bitter like a plain turnip. Rutabaga has a earthy, robust flavor.
Rutabagas have a thin wax coating and skin that needs to be peeled off. Start by cutting off the bottom of the rutabaga - this gives you a stable platform to work. Then, you can easily start peeling with a vegetable peeler or paring knife. Make sure to get all the skin removed.
During the last couple of months, I've fallen in love with this rather underused vegetable. I love big chunks of diced rutabaga in soups and stews. I plan to grow rutabaga's in my garden next summer!