Recipe by Julesong
From the 2003 Penzey's holiday catalog. "Holiday gatherings bring family and friends together to share conversation, laughs, and a good meal. If you find yourself in a rut with your veggies, making the same thing every year, try this casserole for a change." Posted by request.
- 1 -2 good-sized rutabaga (about 2 to 3 pounds total)
- 1 lb carrot, peeled and sliced
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon marjoram
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic granules
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 3 cups milk
- 1⁄2 cup grated cheddar cheese
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Peel and cube the rutabagas into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Place cubed rutabagas in a pot and add water to cover by 2 inches; bring water to a boil and let simmer for 10 minutes.
- While rutabagas are simmering, make the white sauce: melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat and add the chopped onion, pepper, salt, marjoram, and garlic and cook until the onion softens, about 5 minutes; stir in flour and cook 3 minutes; add milk and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a near boil for 3 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
- Add carrot slices to the pot containing rutabagas and cook for 5 minutes.
- Drain cooked vegetables in a colander then put them into a 2-quart casserole or a 9x13-inch pan.
- Pour the white sauce over vegetables in pan, top with grated cheddar cheese, then lightly cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F until hot and bubbly, about 20 to 30 minutes.
- Remove foil and broil for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is browned to your preference.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Notes: Rutabagas"resemble a large turnip and are coated with wax to help preserve them; it is a bit of an effort to cut and peel them, but is well worth it"- leftovers from this dish taste great reheated!