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.