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Easy Mashed Rutabaga in a bowl topped with chives

Easy Mashed Rutabaga Recipe

  • Author: Chef Cindy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Mash: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Cooked
  • Cuisine: Healthy
  • Diet: Vegan


My Easy Mashed Rutabaga Recipe is the perfect seasonal side dish for any winter meal. You’ll enjoy the earthy, smoky and buttery flavor.



34 ounces rutabaga, 1 1/2 large large cubed

2 tbsp vegan butter

1 tsp Maldon Smoked Sea Salt

1 tbsp chives, chopped


  1. Scrub, peel, slice, and cube the rutabaga into chunks. Tip: large chunks are easier to cut, but small chunks will cook quicker.
  2. Place in a medium-size pot, cover with water and 1/2 tsp salt. Cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes until fork tender.
  3. Strain the water from the pot using the lid. Add vegan butter and hand-mash the rutabaga directly in the pot.
  4. Stir in the smoked sea salt, adding extra to your taste buds.
  5. Heat in the pot until the desired temperature. Stir in half the chives and top with remaining to serve.


Options: If you want creamier mashed rutabaga, add in 1/2 cup oat milk.

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