Ginger & Orange Rutabaga (Yellow Turnip or Swede)

Total Time
Prep 7 mins
Cook 20 mins

Rutabagas are an under rated veggie - there are so many ways you can serve them - I love the touch of ginger with fresh orange juice used in this recipe. Not bad for calories either

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 medium rutabaga, peeled, diced 1/2 inch dice (apprx 3-4 cups)
  • 14 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt & pepper


  1. Cover& cook the rutabaga until tender apprx 20 minutes.
  2. Drain& Mash, stir in remaining ingredients Serve HOT.


Most Helpful

Bergy, this takes the lowly turnip to a new high! I used a teaspoon of freshly grated ginger and the butter. I too, loved the orange flavour, perhaps it would be good with a little fresh orange zest?? A good one Bergy!

Elly in Canada April 12, 2004

Rutabaga is one of my favorite vegetables and is so often overlooked. This is a terrific way to enhance it's mildly sweet flavor! After I mashed and tasted I added an extra splash of Orange Juice and it was just delicious. Even DH who is not that familiar with Rutabaga really enjoyed it and said I could start fixing it more often. Thanks for sharing this keeper!

SloppyJoe August 08, 2010

Wonderful, fragrant dish!!! This marinade just enhances the slightly orange scent of the rutabaga!!! I chose to steam mine for twenty minutes to cook them. They smelled so good cooking that I didn't mash them all the way because I was too hungry to try them!! This is a great, easy recipe and will definitely make again!! Thanks Bergy!!

Chef*Lee October 24, 2008

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