Irish Rutabagas(Swedes or Yellow Turnips) With Caramelized Onion

Recipe by Bergy

Turnips became popular in Ireland as human food during the great famine and have remained popular. I especially like this combination of turnip and onion. Easy and economical to serve. For my way of cooking this recipe has far too much butter & oil. I would use a "No OIl" spray for the onions and perhaps 1 tbsp of butter. _ I love butter and I love the flavor it gives but------------------

Top Review by Gay Gilmore

Oh the onions make it! I cut back on the butter (substantially -- gotta watch my fats), but I didn't miss it one bit with the sweet rutabagas. Why does something that look so bad taste so good? Excellent side dish, I'll do it again and again. Bergy, perfect!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat Olive oil in a heavy skillet add the onions, cook over low heat for approximately 45 minutes or until they are golden and caramelized.
  2. Meanwhile boil the rutabagas in salted water, cook until soft, drain and mash well then beat in the butter.
  3. Stir in the caramelized onions, taste and adjust seasoning.
  4. Serve piping hot (reheat in the oven if necessary).

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