Turnip & Rutabaga Recipes

Often overlooked in favor of the potato, turnips and rutabagas have a mild sweetness and earthy flavor that's at home in all sorts of dishes. Try delicate Hakurei turnips roasted and served with their greens, or add rutabagas to a cheesy potato gratin.

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Rutabaga Caponata

Rutabagas are the star in this autumnal twist on the well-known Sicilian eggplant relish. See the recipe for Rutabaga Caponata »Larry Nighswander
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Turnips with Yogurt and Tomatoes

Turnips with Yogurt and Tomatoes

Marinating turnips in salted yogurt draws out their excess moisture.Ben Fink

Turnip-Potato Puree

Serve this mash with pork sausages, if you like. See the recipe for Turnip-Potato Puree »Ben Fink
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Stewed Rutabagas

Sandra McCray at Dave's Seafood Carry-Out serves an inventive take on rutabagas by stewing them with pork neck bones and ginger, then caramelizing them with sugar to deepen the flavor. See Recipe for Stewed Rutabagas » Back to Specialty of the House: Inside South Carolina's Soul Food Restaurants »Todd Coleman

Potato and Rutabaga Gratin

Potato and Rutabaga Gratin
Earthy rutabagas and aged Gruyere add intrigue to a classic potato gratin.Todd Coleman
Roasted Turnips with Buttered Greens

Roasted Turnips with Buttered Greens

Any root vegetable with greens, such as beets or radishes, can be used in this buttery, caraway-spiced dish. Acheson favors delicate Hakurei turnips. See the recipe for Roasted Turnips with Buttered Greens »Ariana Lindquist
Turnips with Anchovies