12 Ways with Rutabaga (Swede)


The vegetable known as Swede, or rutabaga in the US, is related to turnips. Although described as a root vegetable, it is not a true root, but the bulbous base of the plant's stem. While it comes in white fleshed varieties, the type commonly sold commercially has yellow flesh that intensifies in hue when cooked. With a sweeter taste than turnips Swede is especially suited to roasting, braising, pureeing, and mashing.