Garlic-Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes Recipe
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Garlic-Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes Recipe

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My family absolutely loves mashed potatoes. I created this recipe to lighten up the calories and sneak in a serving of rutabagas. If you have the time, boil the potatoes in chicken broth to add even more flavor. —Rosemary Tatum, Sterlington, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4 cups)
  • 2 medium rutabagas, peeled and cubed (about 5 cups)
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 to 1/3 cup warm buttermilk

Nutritional Facts

2/3 cup equals 220 calories, 4 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 478 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 6 g protein.


  1. Place potatoes, rutabagas and garlic in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Drain; return to pan. Mash potatoes, gradually adding butter, salt, pepper and enough buttermilk to reach desired consistency. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes in Taste of Home December 2013

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Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"I like rutabagas but I prefer them mashed with brown sugar and the potatoes separate."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

"I've never used rutabagas before and the addition was yummy! I will definitely make this dish again!"

Reviewed Dec. 4, 2013

"This was my first time to cook a rutabaga. The dish was good, but I think I prefer regular mashed potatoes over these. But I am glad I tried and encourage others to try as well.

Field Editor since July, 2013"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"Made this for Thanksgiving. I used turnips instead. I also fried bacon and used the dripping too !!!! Very Good !!!!!"

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