Cheesy Rutabaga Bake

Cheesy Rutabaga Bake

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"Great alternative to potatoes! A rich creamy homemade cheese sauce pepped up with a few select spices makes a great accompaniment to any meal!"
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50 m servings 299 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Carbs:
  • 20.9g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Bring rutabaga to a boil into a large pot of salted water over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  3. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic in melted butter until golden, about 5 minutes.
  5. Whisk flour into garlic mixture until smooth.
  6. Slowly whisk milk into flour mixture until thickened and creamy, about 5 minutes.
  7. Stir Cheddar cheese into milk sauce until cheese is melted and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper.
  8. Transfer rutabaga to the prepared baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over rutabaga.
  9. Sprinkle bread crumbs and paprika over rutabaga.
  10. Bake in preheated oven until sauce is thickened and bubbly, 20 to 25 minutes.


  1. 10 Ratings

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really easy, tasted yummy. will make again for sure!

Most helpful critical review

Not bad. I used more rutabaga and carrot than what was called for. This is a tasty way to use veggies, but I think I'm taking points off for not being a casserole type person. Plus who needs to ...

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really easy, tasted yummy. will make again for sure!

This dish was very good. I like rutabaga anyway, but adding cheese just brings it up a notch. I made a smaller quantity with just one rutabaga and I still have enough leftovers for a couple mo...

F'in delish! Got some rutabagas kinda randomly and cooked this up with a little blue cheese thrown in for taste! Way yummy!

So delicious! The only thing I did differently was add more cayenne. Otherwise, the recipe stayed the same and we LOVED it!

Will definatley make this again. My husband was thrilled with this dish! He had 4 helpings! What I plan on doing next time : making the cubes smaller (about 1/2") and adding whole kernel garden ...

I tried this in my brother's home. I like it, my brother was less enthused I told him let's keep trying rutabaga recipes until you find one you really like.Let's keep trying new vegetables and n...

This was my first time eating or cooking rutabaga. It was absolutely delicious! I added a little bit more garlic but kept the rest of the recipe the same. I have also learned that dicing rutabag...

I could eat this everyday! I boil the rutabagas for at least an hour. I don't think you can over cook them.

I don't like rutabagas that much plain but this was delish! I accidentally over boiled them but they were still really good.

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