What do rutabagas taste like? Well, they taste a little bit like a potato only sweet with a slightly peppery undertone. It is a cruciferous vegetable often called a yellow turnip and it is high in vitamin C. I love the golden color as it looks buttery to begin with.
Peel it and cut it into junks, the smaller the size the quicker it will cook. My preferred cooking method is to steam or boil it as you would potatoes. It takes about 25-30 minutes, you want the rutabaga to be fork tender, meaning that when you insert a fork into a cooked piece the fork releases easily. This entire bowl full of cooked rutabaga came from that one giant rutabaga!
You can mash rutabagas with your usual method for mashed potatoes.
Serving Size: 1 cup cooked rutabaga, 66 calories, 0.4g fat, 3.1g fiber, 1.68g protein, 11.38g carbs