This is the way that my mother prepared rutabaga for the family. The apple rounds out the slight bitterness of rutabaga without adding sugar, enough to appeal to the finicky palate of kids. I find that most people don’t know how to prepare rutabaga, so I offer this simple recipe. My mother added cream, but it isn’t necessary. Don’t be afraid of butter (if not dairy sensitive); butter from grass-fed cows is full of nutrients.
- 2 lbs rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks
- 2 apples, peeled and cut into chunks
- salt & pepper
- butter, to taste
- cream, optional
- Place cut rutabaga and apples into a medium saucepan with salt and cover with cold water. Simmer until rutabaga is tender.
- Drain water. Mash with butter to taste, about 2-3 tbsp, along with a splash of cream if desired. Add salt and pepper to taste.