Clapshot (Potatoes, Carrots & Rutabaga)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins

This is a very intriguing dish. The flavours blend so well it is hard to identify any one of the componants; instead it seems like some new, mysterious veggie.


  1. Peel the rutabaga and cut it in thin slices.
  2. Put it in a large pot with plenty of water and bring it to a boil.
  3. Meanwhile, peel the carrots and cut them in thick slices.
  4. When the rutabaga has been cooking for about 10 minutes, add the carrots.
  5. Meanwhile, peel the potatoes, and cut them into large chunks.
  6. When the rutabaga has been cooking for 20 minutes (total) add the potatoes, and cook for about another 20 minutes.
  7. When all the vegetables are tender, drain them and mash them with the butter, salt and pepper.
  8. These are delicious mashed somewhat coarsely and served as-is.
  9. You can also purée them very well, beat in the egg, and turn them into a buttered casserole dish, then bake them until lightly toasted on top.
Most Helpful

Soooo good! When I serve it, people think it tastes like the best mashed potatoes ever. Followed instructions exactly and you won't be disappointed. One of my favorite recipes.

Maxine B. October 24, 2015

Nice mash! I had to use turnips. Great directions, everything was done at just the right time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Lucky in Bayview January 16, 2014

Easy and tasty. Added a teaspoon of minced garlic at the end because we love everything garlicky here. Definitely a keeper. Thanks for sharing!

joop January 13, 2014