Rutabagas, also sometimes known as turnips, are root vegetables.Show more
Rutabagas, also sometimes known as turnips, are root vegetables.
You can eat the bulbous root part, and the leaves, making this very useful. Rutabagas can have a beautiful, rich, buttery taste when they are cooked, so one of our favorite ways to enjoy them on the table is mashed. So, you'll love Rutabaga Champ, a dish that mixes the great taste of rutabagas with the creamy flavor and texture of potatoes. You can also get to the root of how delicious rutabagas are with a serving of Glazed Rutabaga.
Here, butter, brown sugar, and orange juice form the foundation for a classic coating that makes these baked vegetables taste amazing. Of, of course, you can enjoy the rutabaga as a simple southern classic, and fry it. Our recipe for this treat adds in the tart taste of a little white vinegar and the zest of a little salt. Or, if you want to take the humble rutabaga to the next level, consider the Rutabaga Soufflé, which pairs the smoky-salty flavor of bacon with the fluff, lightness, and richness of egg whites. Have fun with the name—rutabaga—but enjoy the taste even more.