Give Rutabagas a Chance.

Mashed Rutabaga

The rutabaga, sometimes called a yellow turnip, is not the most attractive vegetable on the stand. You might even call it ugly. However, you should give it a chance, especially considering how nutritious it is.Rutabagas are high in vitamin C and fiber. They’re also a good source of potassium and calcium. Their unique flavor is sure to win you over, especially in when you combine rutabagas with the sweetness of coconut milk, as in this featured recipe.

Mashed Rutabaga

2 large rutabagas (about 2 pounds), peeled, cubed (about 6 cups)
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 teaspoon salt

Place rutabaga in a large saucepan with about 8 cups water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover. Simmer 30-40 minutes, or until softened. Drain in a colander. Add coconut milk, and mash with a potato masher until desired consistency. Stir in salt, and serve.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about ½ cup)

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Calories per serving: 126
Carbohydrates: ­16
Fat: 6
Protein: 3
Sugar: 11
Calcium: 8


  1. Rosie Jones says:

    Tried this for the first time, not bad, but still not a fan of rutabaga. I gave it a chance and I will probably try it again. I usually try all the recipes at least twice since the second time around is surprisingly better. Hopefully, this will be the case for rutabagas! .

    Side Note: I have recommended your site to several of my friends and my daughter is actually going to start eating the foods on here the beginning of Sept. I told her it would be a wonderful cleanse and she would see a difference in a week. Thank you Kristen for your site.

    • Rosie, thanks for being brave and trying something new! I’m proud of you. 🙂 Also, I appreciate your recommendation of my website. I pray the information is a blessing to your family and friends!