ROASTED RUTABAGA: Tastes Like Potatoes, Low Carb, & So Easy!


This easy, healthy roasted rutabaga recipe is a lower carb side dish similar to potatoes. Made with just 3 ingredients (plus salt and pepper) in half an hour, it’s the perfect side for meat, chicken, or fish.
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► 1 lb Rutabagas (peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces)
► 2 tbsp Olive oil
► 1 tsp Garlic powder
► 1 tsp Sea salt
► 1/2 tsp Black pepper


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► Large Sheet Pan:
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► Sirloin Steak Recipe: – mentioned in the video
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0:00 What is a rutabaga?
1:08 Prepare your sheet pan
1:33 How to peel, slice, and cut rutabaga
3:00 Seasoning
3:47 How to cook rutabaga in the oven
4:52 How to know when this potato substitute is ready
4:57 Serving ideas and taste test

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  1. We call them Swedes in the uk. I haven't tried it like this but will make it tonight. I just happen to have one in the fridge. I just get my husband to peel and chop it lol. Some times I steam it with carrots and then mash them together with lots of butter. They also give lots of flavour to a beef/lamb stew. Its a really versatile vegetable.

  2. I was very skeptical they would replace potatoes BUT I tired it. I placed in micro for 5 min ,peeled off and it cut super easy. I cubed and fried in a little bacon grease and they were awesome! Some butter would be great too but the bacon gave it a great flavor. cook it like shown in oven or air fryer as well. You can also boil , place in processor add a little butter/ cream and create mashed taters It's my new low carb potato replacement.

  3. Olive oil does not withstand high heat, definitely use the other suggestions, for example grapeseed oil or avocado oil, or just toss in vegetable broth and place all of parchment paper instead of oiling a sheet (for those wanting to avoid the added fat), they will brown without oil. Other than that, it looks healthy and tasty. I bet they'd be great in the airfryer also.

  4. Well I guess I’ll try this one. I miss potatoes, but I am enjoying the effects of my low card diet, so I am committed. I’ve been roasting radishes and I really like them cooked, not a fan of them raw tho. It’s strange how the taste changes when cooked. I’ve never cooked a rutabaga before, so this will be interesting. 🤔 Thanks for the recipe! 😊

  5. Idk I’m skeptical. Might have to try it. I tried turnips once like this and never again. Wasn’t a fan. It’s like eating low carb noodles and expecting them to taste like the real thing. Not gonna happen but I will try anything once. Now let’s see if I can find a rutabaga.

  6. I put the rutabaga in the microwave for 10-12 minutes. The wax melts off and the rutabaga is partially cooked so it is softer and easy to cut. I usually mash it with butter and nutmeg. Would like to try this recipe but would need to reduce the cooking time after doing it in the microwave. Any idea how much time to reduce?

  7. Wow! This does look so delicious. Up here in the UP of Michigan we have rutabaga often. I peel it with a vegetable peeler. I always put rutabaga in my boiled dinners…chopped in our pasties…boil it with potatoes (which I used to eat a lot!) and mash them together…and serve it mashed with butter as a side dish. I'm looking forward to roasting it this way! Thanks.