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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: 220 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 478mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 7g fiber), 6g protein.

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bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 131856
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

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

ejshellabarger User ID: 3870843 177400
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2014

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

pdarwin User ID: 7144531 123270
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.

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gucci65 User ID: 7131119 177398
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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