Mashed Rutabaga (Yellow Turnip or Swede) and Potato

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Engrossed

This is from "The Frugal Gourmet Celebrates Christmas". I made the entire "Swedish Winter Feast" for a past Christmas and it was wonderful! I'll post the other recipes next. The whole meal is: Swedish Corned Pork Roast, Swedish Sauerkraut, Swedish Green Split Peas with Bacon, Mashed Rutabaga, Turnip, and Potato & Sweet and Hot Mustard, served with Rye Bread. I expected not to like anything and ended up LOVING everything!

Top Review by Kamark

This is quite good. I had more turnip than rutabaga, so I ended up reversing those proportions. I also used soy cream rather than whipping cream. I think those changes worked out well. This dish is a really nice alternative to mashed potatoes. It's got a bit of a different texture and is waterier, but has a nice, mild bite. We had it with cranberry sauce and think it would go well with gravy too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 34 lbs rutabagas, peeled and quartered
  • 1 12 lbs turnips, peeled and quartered
  • 1 lb russet potato, peeled and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted (1/2 a cube)
  • 12 cup whipping cream
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Place the rutabaga in a 6 quart pot with ample water and a pinch of salt. Boil for 15 minutes.
  2. Add the turnips and potatoes and boil 15 minutes more, until all the vegetables are tender.
  3. Drain well.
  4. Mash the vegetables with the remaining ingredients. (I do it right in the pot.) You can also use an immersion blender to puree them.

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