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Garlic-Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes Recipe

Garlic-Mashed Rutabagas & Potatoes Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

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.