Rutabaga Smash with Bacon

Bacon provides a simple addition to this tasty side dish that’s made with rutabagas and carrots.

  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 8

2
rutabagas (about 1 lb), peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
4
large carrots (about 3/4 lb), cut into 1-inch cubes
1
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter
1
large sweet onion, thinly sliced, slices cut in half
1/4
cup whipping cream
1/2
teaspoon freshly ground pepper
5
slices thick-sliced bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled (1/3 cup)
Fresh rosemary sprig, if desired

  • 1 In 3-quart Dutch oven, place rutabagas, carrots and enough water to cover; add 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 30 to 35 minutes or until tender. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt 1/4 cup of the butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until very tender.
  • 3 In large bowl, mash rutabagas and carrots until almost no lumps remain. Add onion, whipping cream, pepper, remaining 1/4 cup butter and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir until well blended. Sprinkle with bacon. Garnish with rosemary.

Expert Tips

Rutabagas are easy to peel with a vegetable peeler, or gently scrape them with a knife.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
199
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
),
Sodium
595mg
595%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.