Honey-Braised Rutabagas

Preparation info
  • Serves

    4 to 6

    as a Side Dish
    • Difficulty


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By Diane Morgan

Published 2012

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Opt for golden rutabagas instead of potatoes as a side dish for roast chicken or lamb. This simple braise delivers terrific flavor with the addition of honey and nutmeg.


  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 lb/910 g rutabagas, ends trimmed, peeled


  1. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat and swirl to coat the pan bottom. Add the rutabagas, stock, honey, and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat so the liquid just simmers, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the rutabagas are fork-tender but not falling apart, about 20 minutes.
  2. Uncover the pan, increase the heat to high, a