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What's So Great About Rutabagas?

By Tom Midford

Mashed Rutabagas Recipe


  • 2 to 3 pounds rutabagas

  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided

  • 1/3 cup butter

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Peel rutabagas and cut into chunks.

  3. Put the rutabagas in a large saucepan and cover with water.

  4. Add 1 teaspoon of the salt.

  5. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 25 to 30 minutes or until tender.

  6. Drain and let the rutabagas dry in a colander or in the pan with the top ajar.

  7. Mash the rutabagas with the butter, remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, and the black pepper.

  8. Serve and enjoy.

Rutabaga Benefits

  • Rutabaga contains various nutrients, such as manganese, potassium, and iron, along with vitamins C, E, and K.

  • Rutabaga may have anti-cancer properties.

  • Rutabagas can help prevent premature aging.

  • Rutabagas can boost the immune system.

  • Rutabagas may lower blood pressure.

  • Rutabagas contain many minerals that can help prevent osteoporosis.


  1. (BASc, J. B. S. (2021, June 24). 9 Interesting Benefits of Rutabaga. Organic Facts.

Easy Mashed Rutabagas. (2022, July 20). The Spruce Eats.

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