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Revved Up Rutabaga Puree

Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: mash, puree, rutabaga, side dish
Servings: 4
Author: Virginia Willis


  • 4 cups homemade chicken stock or reduced fat low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 large rutabaga peeled and cubed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the stock, cubed rutabaga, and butter in a medium saucepan and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil over high heat then reduce the heat to simmer. Cook, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until the rutabaga is tender to the point of a knife, about 30 minutes.
  • To make the puree, using a slotted spoon, transfer the cubes to the work bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade or the jar of a blender. Add the garlic and process until a smooth puree. If the mixture is too thick, add some or all of the cooking liquid, if necessary. If too thin, transfer to a clean saucepan and cook over low heat to evaporate some of the moisture. Add thyme leaves and pulse to combine. Taste and adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. If needed, re-warm the puree over medium-low heat. Serve immediately.