Mashed Garlic Rutabagas #ketofriendly

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I always love to try new food products that I see at the grocery store. The other day, in the produce section, I noticed a strange looking veggie called a rutabaga. I had, of course, heard of them before but realized that I had never actually eaten it before. So I did a little research and found out that they are related to the turnip and can be used similarly to potatoes – so I gave Mashed Garlic Rutabagas a try and they were a total hit.

Mashed Garlic Rutabagas

What is amazing about rutabagas is you can get the same creamy texture as a potato but with a QUARTER the carbs! Yes you read that right – one -fourth the carbs as a potato. That means that you can stay on Keto no problem with this side dish! And they appear to be just as versatile as a potato – going to to be making fries, chips, and using them in soups next!

Mashed Garlic Rutabagas

I served this side dish with Lemon Garlic Pork Chops – a super easy to make pork main dish. It’s all about the marinade, the longer you let it sit the more flavor you get. So it’s perfect for when you know you won’t have much time after work – you can get the pork in the marinade before you start your work day.

Lemon Garlic Grilled Pork Chops w/ Mashed Garlic Rutabagas

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!


Mashed Garlic Rutabagas

A yummy – keto-friendly – side dish alternative with so much flavor!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Garlic, keto, keto friendly, rutabaga, side dish ideas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • lb Rutabaga peeled and cut in ¾-inch chunks
  • 1 qt Chicken Broth
  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp White Pepper
  • ½ cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 tsp Parsley


  • Prepare all of the ingredients.
  • In large pot over medium-high heat, add rutabagas, garlic, and chicken broth. Add enough water to cover. Place lid on top and cook for 30 minutes. Rutabagas should be fork tender.
  • Drain in colander and transfer to bowl. Add butter, salt, pepper, and heavy cream. Use an hand blender to mash rutabagas and combine ingredients. If a creamier consistency is desired – use an immersion blender.
  • Serve immediately with Parsley as a garnish.

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6 thoughts on “Mashed Garlic Rutabagas #ketofriendly

  1. deborahbrooks14 – Moms Run This Town Chap leader, RRCA Run Coach, Avid runner & Peloton Fantatic. Healthy living & fitness blogger, healthy plant based and pescatarian recipe developer. Successfully raising 2 young adults and a husband in Northern Virginia. Lover of active wear
    deborahbrooks14 says:

    I need to start cooking with rutabega! Thanks for the inspiration

  2. Thanks so much for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party. It’s people like you and your amazing food that has made this party successful!! Have a wonderful day!

  3. I have been loving mashed cauliflower lately as an alternative to mashed potatoes, but I had not considered rutabaga as an option. This is fantastic and I will definitely try it! Thanks for sharing and linking.


  4. Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons – Oakland, CA – I live in Northern California of the USA, splitting my time between our home and large garden on the coast in Fort Bragg and a smaller place outside San Francisco. I have always love spending time in the kitchen, sharing meals with family and friends. My English born mother was educated in France and ran one of the first traditional French cooking schools in Florida, I learned by being her sous chef and eventually teaching classes with her. Three years ago I was proud to earn my certificate as a Mendocino County Master Gardener, although I had already been gardening in Oakland (ornamental and veggies) for 25 years. There is always so much to learn. I am starting the garden in Fort Bragg and am looking forward to sharing my progress. My family on both sides have always gardened. I have fond memories of my grandparent's garden outside London; and digging potatoes with my father in his vegetable garden in Florida. My education is in microbiology; I worked in labs and biotech for 25 years, often traveling extensively for work. But even with a busy schedule I have managed to have a few of my own fresh vegetables in the back garden. Welcome and thank you for coming along.
    Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons says:

    I have never tasted rutabaga, celeriac yes but rutabaga no. Celeriac can be mixed with potatoes and has similar properties. Thank you for inspiring me to try it. And thank you for bringing it to Fiesta Friday.

  5. Hello, this is one of my favorites for Encouraging Hearts and Home, this week! I hope you stop by and say hello, this post has been pinned! Thank you for being a part of Encouraging Hearts and Home, we appreciate all that you share. Have a great week ahead!

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