Cheesy Rutabaga Bake Recipe -
Cheesy Rutabaga Bake Recipe
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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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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    50 mins


  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.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 10, 2012

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

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 22, 2013

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 cover everything with cheese in order for it to taste good.


9 Ratings

Aug 05, 2012

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 more meals. It could become a one dish meal with some diced ham added. I will make this again. Thank you.

Apr 15, 2012

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

Oct 16, 2012

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

Dec 07, 2014

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 new recipes to add to our repertoire. I will keep trying

Jun 20, 2014

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 rutabaga is one of the best workouts you could ever do--they're hard to cut!!

Apr 29, 2014

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


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.9 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Fat
  • 19.2 g
  • 30%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 11.5 g
  • 23%
  • Sodium
  • 407 mg
  • 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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