Mashed Rutabaga and Chives

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Rutabaga is becoming one of my favorite root veggies to cook with due to its sweet flavor and low calorie count. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 large rutabaga peeled, and cut into large 1" inch chunks

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt for the water

  • 2-4 tablespoons of chives (or green onions), depending on your taste and size of the rutabaga, plus more for garnish

  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In a large pot, full of cold salted water, add cut up and cubed rutabaga -- bring to a boil.

  2. Cover, and reduce heat and simmer until tender 12-15 minutes depending on the size of the pieces.

  3. Drain through a sieve and place rutabaga in a large mixing bowl.

  4. Mix with a hand mixer, mashing up the rutabagas. Add chives, salt and pepper to taste. Be generous with the salt. Mash until you have desired consistency.

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