Category Archives: Rutabaga

Rustic Winter Vegetables

4 cups cleaned and diced winter vegetables*
1 piece thick sliced bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces (optional)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 oz. feta cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium-sized bowl, toss together vegetables, bacon, olive oil, thyme and garlic powder. Spread mixture into a shallow baking pan. Roast in oven about 35 minutes, stirring vegetables every 10 minutes,
until tender. Remove from oven and sprinkle with feta cheese. Serve hot over toasted baguette slices, pasta or crackers

*Choose any mixture of winter squash (butternut), carrots, parsnips, brussel sprouts, turnips, sweet potatoes or rutabagas. Note: vegetable mixture may be cooked ahead of time and reheated prior to serving.

Makes about 3 1/2 cups.
Per 1/2 cup serving: 130 calories, 7 g fat, 4 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 250 mg sodium.

Sweet Rutabaga Stir Fry

1 Tbsp. light sesame oil
1 small onion, sliced lengthwise into crescents
1 red pepper, cut into strips
1½ cups rutabaga, cut into strips
¾ tsp. grated fresh ginger
¾ cup apple cider
1½ cups cooked lean beef, cut into strips*
salt and pepper to taste

Set a wok over medium-high heat. Add sesame oil and swirl to coat the inside of pan. Add onion and stir-fry for 3 minutes or until it softens and appears translucent. Add the rutabaga and pepper; continue cooking for 3 to 4 more
minutes. Stir in ginger and cider; bring the liquid to a simmer. Reduce heat; cover and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes. Add beef and continue to cook 5 to 10 minutes more, or until the meat is heated through and the vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste.
*Precooked fajita beef is available at most grocery stores and can be used in this recipe

Serves 4. Per serving: 220 calories, 9 g fat,
19 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,
650 mg sodium
*This recipe is a Foot Steps to Health recipe providing a serving of fruit or vegetable and is 500 Club approved.

Colorful Lemon Carrots and Rutabaga

4 carrots, cut into 3-inch julienne strips
1 large rutabaga, peeled and cut into 3-inch julienne strips
½ cup water
2 Tbsp. butter
1 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
½ tsp. grated lemon peel
¼ tsp. dried dill weed
Salt and pepper to taste*
1 Tbsp. grated Romano or parmesan cheese
Directions: In a large saucepan over high-medium heat, combine carrots, rutabaga and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook for 15 minutes; drain. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine remaining ingredients; cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes or until butter is melted. Add butter mixture to vegetables. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes or until vegetables are glazed. Season with salt and pepper; top with cheese.

*not included in analysis
Serves 5 (about 1 cup each) Per 1-cup serving: 140 calories, 5 g fat, 3 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 90 mg sodium

Oven-Roasted Autumn Vegetables

Ingredients
1/2 pound each rutabaga, carrots, and parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 pound yams or sweet potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 TBS unsalted butter
1 TBS extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp fresh chopped thyme
2 tsp freshly chopped sage
1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup Marsala
Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to 450. Bring a pot of boiling salted water to a boil. Add the rutabaga, carrots, parsnips, and Brussels sprouts and simmer until they give slightly with a fork, about 5 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon. Add the cauliflower and simmer 1 minute. Drain.
2. In a large roasting pan, place the rutabaga, carrots, parsnips, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and yams or sweet potatoes. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and add the oil, thyme, sage, and nutmeg and stir. Drizzle the butter mixture over the vegetables and toss to coat them completely. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour the Marsala into the bottom of the roasting pan. Cover tightly with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil, toss the vegetables, and continue to bake until the Marsala is evaporated and the vegetables can be easily pierced with a knife, 20 to 30 minutes.