Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

This is a more modern Scottish recipe. Makes a nice change from mashed potatoes and is a great accompaniment to most beef, pork, or lamb dishes

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil the swede until tender (about 20 minutes) and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, fry the onion in the oil and after 2 minutes add the drippings and apples.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Mash the swede and add to the pan.
  5. Season and stir well.
  6. Sprinkle a little grated nutmeg on top and serve.
  7. For the Vegetarian option please use butter.
Most Helpful

This was my first time making rutabagas. Turns out I love them. I misread the recipe and didn't chop the apples as finely as I should, they were a bit chunky, but it didn't matter because this tasted great!

Gay Gilmore February 11, 2002

I like rutabagas, but they are such a pain to cut and peel. We usually only have them at Christmas and Thanksgiving. I really like this recipe and will probably make them more often, just so I can have them this way.

DevTysMOM April 12, 2002

Loved by all the family, even my daughter though she STILL says she doesn't like swede after clearing the bowl. A great accompaniment to grilled meats, especially pork and lamb. Try it with really meaty grilled pork or venison sausages and onion gravy for a delicious variation on great british bangers and mash.

Maximus the first July 21, 2007