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Mashed Rutabaga with Nutmeg

Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 people
Author: Caroline Lindsey
Mashed rutabaga is a delicious, naturally sweet low-carb Thanksgiving side dish made even better with a little nutmeg. You won't want to go back to potatoes!
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium rutabagas about 3 lbs
  • 3 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • Brown sugar optional

Instructions

  • Peel and roughly chop rutabagas.
  • Bring large pot of salted water to a boil and add chopped rutabagas. Boil for 30-45 minutes or until fork tender.
  • Drain and return to pot or large bowl. Mix with cream, butter, salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and mash with a fork or potato masher until it reaches the desired consistency. Taste and add brown sugar, if desired.
  • Serve with baked chicken or as a Thanksgiving side dish, plain or topped with gravy. Enjoy!

Notes

Rutabagas are very hard to cut through, so get a couple smaller vegetables rather than one large one to make it easier on yourself!