Here is another side dish we now have for the holidays. This one was also brought to us by my wife Charlene. She grew up eating mashed rutabaga for Thanksgiving dinner.
Rutabaga or turnips can be used in this recipe. These are usually called a rutabaga in Florida and are different from turnips here. These are sometimes called a turnip up north where my wife grew up.
Peeling them is not too hard, but they have a heavy wax coating on them so it’s not as easy as a potato.
Be careful cutting them into cubes. They are hard to cut; rutabaga are solid.
Boil them until fork tender then drain them well. If not, they will be watery.
Add seasoning and serve!
- 1 large rutabaga
- salt & pepper
- Peel the rutabaga. Make sure to remove all the peel and the wax. Cut rutabaga into even size cubes.
- Boil until fork tender, approximately 30 minutes. Drain well.
- Mash with hand masher. Add salt and pepper to taste.