Mashed Rutabaga, Turnip & Potato

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"This is from "The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas". I made the entire "Swedish Winter Feast" for a past Christmas and it was wonderful! I'll post the other recipes next. The whole meal is: Swedish Corned Pork Roast, Swedish Sauerkraut, Swedish Green Split Peas with Bacon, Mashed Rutabaga, Turnip, and Potato & Sweet and Hot Mustard, served with Rye Bread. I expected not to like anything and ended up LOVING everything!"

Original recipe yields 8-12 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (255.6 g)
  • Calories 172.5
  • Total Fat - 8.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 23.6 mg
  • Sodium - 131.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 23.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.2 g
  • Sugars - 8.3 g
  • Protein - 3 g
  • Calcium - 80.2 mg
  • Iron - 1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 47.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step 1

Place the rutabaga in a 6 quart pot, cover with enough water to allow for the other ingredients. Add a pinch of salt. Boil for 15 minutes.

Step 2

Add the turnips and potatoes and boil 15 minutes more, until all the vegetables are tender. Drain well.

Step 3

Mash the vegetables with the remaining ingredients. (I do it right in the pot.) You can also use an immersion blender to puree them.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


This was a great combination and helps keep the carbs at bay, which is an added plus for me. My family loved them and even the little ones ate them. I had them the first time for Thanksgiving but will be making them again for our Christmas dinner. Such a great change!

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(22 Dec 2015)

Derf "RIP" Forever in our Kitchen

these are a regular on our menus, very tasty , but i make mine just with the potato and rutabega , thanks for posting, we love them.  made to go with our Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

(8 Oct 2012)


Delicious! Great flavors and fewer carbs than regular mashed taters. Cut recipe in half with no problem.

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(31 Jan 2012)