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Rutabaga Oven Fries Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Rutabaga Oven Fries

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"Rutabagas crisp well with only a little bit of oil. Here is a healthy but delicious way to eat this unusual vegetable! Use a 1 1/2-pound rutabaga."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Combine rutabaga spears with oil, minced rosemary, garlic, and salt. Toss until evenly coated.
  3. Lay rutabaga spears onto a baking sheet, leaving space between for even crisping. Bake until rutabaga fries are cooked through and crisped on the outside, about 30 minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 01, 2013

I love rutabage fries. I coat mine with smoked paprika and sprinkle with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. I don't like rosemary, so I don't use that, but garlic powder is tasty, too. I don't use fresh garlic, because I think these need to cook at a higher temp and for longer than 30 minutes, and the garlic would burn. I would suggest at least 425 for really nicely browned pieces. Mine never get super crispy, but I don't care...I love them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2014

These were just okay for us. It was our first time trying rutabaga. The flavor was good, but the texture did not meet our expectations. I followed the recipe, but mine did not crisp up at all, they had a limp and somewhat soggy texture.


18 Ratings

Apr 16, 2013

I followed this recipe exactly, and it is so tasty! Love the rosemary. Thank you!

Dec 26, 2012

These were really really tasty and smelled wonderful cooking. I found the cooking time to be off though. At 30 mins my fries were still undercooked and not browned at all. I think maybe a slightly hotter oven might work better. I had a hot spot in my oven so some of them got a little too dark, but those were yummy too.

Jul 23, 2014

Surprisingly good! However, it requires w-a-y more time in the oven!

Mar 21, 2014

I bought a rutabaga for the first time the other day and decided to try cooking one. Found this recipe and decided to try. I love the distinct flavor of the rutabaga and coating with the rosemary and garlic worked well. The only con was that they didn't get as crunchy as I'm use to with fries. I cooked 30 mins and then flipped and cooked another 10 mins. I may have had too many on the pan, because they were close together and maybe that's why they weren't as crunchy or maybe this is just how they are. They were a great snack though, will make again.

Aug 07, 2013

These are so good! Taste like a cross between a potato, sweet potato, and a carrot. We used kosher salt, pepper, and garlic powder. When they were done we sprinkled paprika. I would suggest flipping them a few times since ours burnt a little on the bottom.

Mar 13, 2013

I admit, I was skeptical, but these were great. I used smoked paprika and cumin instead of rosemary, but honestly - - this would work with just about any spice.


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  • Calories
  • 50 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 2.6 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 1.3 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

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

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