Sauteed Yellow Turnips (Swede or Rutabaga)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is our absolute favorite way of eating Rutabaga. Had it done this way in a Mennonite Restaurant in St. Jacobs, Ontario and I was hooked. Try it, you won't be disappointed! (Use your food processor for the grating to save time!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet and sauté the turnips until soft and deep yellow in colour.
  2. Season with salt, pepper and brown sugar.
  3. Serve hot.


Most Helpful

Wow! This was SOOO good! What a nice change from 'boring old yellow turnips'. Added some onions, too. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!

**Just made it again - fried up some slab bacon & threw it in..... to die for - literally!

bonniesarazin April 22, 2011

I adore this and DH likes it too. I do add some chopped onion, like a few others do, which I cut pretty small in the blender because grating it doesn't work very well. I think I use extra butter and have replaced it with olive oil before which was good as well. This is the first rutabaga recipe I've tried and I fell in love. Definitely will make this again.

UmmBinat November 22, 2010

I loved this! I had never cooked rutabaga and I had only eaten it as a part of roasted root vegetables. My large rutabaga gave me 5 shredded cups, and I cooked it in 3 tablespoons butter. I seasoned lightly with salt and pepper, and I used maple flakes--crystallized maple syrup--in place of the brown sugar.

angelak January 23, 2010

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