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Produce Info, Storage Tips and Recipes

Rutabagas

Rutabagas

The Basics

A rutabaga is a root vegetable that originated as a cross between a cabbage and turnip. The vegetable is so popular in Sweden that the British actually call rutabagas "swedes"! (Read more on Wikipedia.)

Preparation

Rutabagas can be prepared just like turnips, potatoes, and many other root vegetables. Wash and peel the skin, cut into cubes or slices, and then cook by either boiling, roasting, steaming, or baking. Try using rutabagas in place of potatoes in mashes, soups, and stews to add a little more variety to your meals.

Storage Tips

Store root veggies in a plastic bag in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Rutabagas contain high amounts of fiber and vitamin C, and are a great source of minerals like potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, and manganese. (See more rutabaga nutrition facts at Self.com.)

Seasonality

Jan, Feb, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec,

Recipes

BORSCHT (BEET SOUP)
Carrots and Rutabagas with Lemon and Honey
Fall Foliage Lemongrass Soup
Hearty Rutabaga, Carrot, Parsnip and Sausage Soup
Mashed Potato, Rutabaga, Parsnip Casserole w/ Caramelized Onion
Mashed Rutabagas
Potato and Rutabaga Gratin
Roasted Rutabaga
Root Vegetable Gratin
Root Veggie Chowder with Collard Ribbons
Rutabaga a la Greque
Rutabaga and Celeriac Puree with Seared Scallops
Rutabaga and Greens Fritatta
Rutabaga Casserole
Rutabaga Chipotle Soup
Rutabaga Hash with Onions and Crisp Bacon
Rutabaga with Caramelized Onions and Apples
Savory Cabbage and Rutabaga Slaw
Shepherds Pie With Sweet Potatoes
Trusted Roasted Root Vegetable Recipe