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Mashed Rutabagas

Mashed rutabagas are a delicious side dish for Thanksgiving!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: mashed rutabagas, thanksgiving side dish recipes
Servings: 10 -12
Calories: 98kcal


  • 2 large rutabagas Swede, yellow turnip peeled and cut in chunks
  • 1 tbs salt may be omitted
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • To avoid long cooking times and to insure the rutabaga is soft enough to mash, I use a pressure cooker to cook them so the directions are for that appliance
  • Place rutabaga chunks in the pressure cooker
  • Add salt if using and the water.
  • Seal pot and process for 15 minutes at 10 psi or "vegetable" setting on electronic models
  • Let the pressure release naturally, i.e. don't open the vent.
  • When pressure has dropped, open pot and drain the rutabagas
  • Add the butter and pepper and mash with a potato masher or electric mixer.


Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 758mg | Potassium: 471mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 1mg