Penzey's Rutabaga and Carrot Bake

READY IN: 1hr 5mins
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.

Top Review by budniakster

I made this recipe when it first was published in Penzey's catalog and it was such a hit! I'm glad it's posted here because I had lost the recipe. Thanks for posting it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Peel and cube the rutabagas into 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Add carrot slices to the pot containing rutabagas and cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Drain cooked vegetables in a colander then put them into a 2-quart casserole or a 9x13-inch pan.
  7. 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.
  8. Remove foil and broil for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is browned to your preference.
  9. Serve and enjoy!
  10. 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!

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a