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Mashed Rutabaga in a pink bowl topped with fresh chopped chives
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Easy Mashed Rutabga Recipe

You'll love the earthy, smoky, and buttery flavor that comes out in this Easy Mashed Rutabaga Recipe. Rutabaga is a root vegetable that can easily substitute potatoes in many recipes. You can get creative and enjoy rutabaga throughout the winter season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 130kcal
Author: Chef Cindy


  • 34 ounces rutabaga 1 ½ large large cubed
  • 2 tablespoon vegan butter
  • 1 teaspoon smoked sea salt Maldon
  • 1 tablespoon chives chopped


  • Scrub, peel, slice, and cube the rutabaga into chunks. Tip: large chunks are easier to cut, but small chunks will cook quicker.
  • Place in a medium-size pot, cover with water, and ½ teaspoon salt. Cook on medium heat for 20-30 minutes until fork tender.
  • Strain the water from the pot using the lid. Add vegan butter and hand-mash the rutabaga directly in the pot.
  • Stir in the smoked sea salt, adding extra to your taste buds.
  • Heat in the pot until the desired temperature. Stir in half the chives and top with remaining to serve.


Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 656mg | Potassium: 739mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 61mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg