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Creamy Mashed Rutabaga & Potatoes


  • 1 large rutabaga, peeled and cubed
  • 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 stick of butter, cut in 5-6 pats
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • kosher salt
  • cracked pepper


  1. Gather the ingredients plus two saucepans
  2. The rutabaga will take a little longer to cook than the potatoes so cook your rutabaga and potatoes in separate saucepans.
  3. When both are tender, remove from heat. Rutabaga will take about 25-30 minutes and the potatoes will take about 20 to 25 minutes.
  4. Drain the rutabaga and potatoes. Mash or rice well.
  5. Add butter, cream, salt & pepper to taste and stir. Do not over stir.
  6. Garnish with chives or chopped parsley, if desired.


  • To lighten this dish up use whole milk or make it vegan with non-dairy milk.
  • I like butter but you can use half a stick or instead of butter, use a good quality olive oil.
  • Want some more flavor? Try steeping a bay leaf and a few thyme sprigs in your cream or add some garlic. You can even try nutmeg.