While "rutabaga" is the term for this cross between a turnip and cabbage here in the United States, you may hear the term "swede" in places such as England, Australia, and New Zealand. Try rutabaga in Root Vegetable Soup or Andes Pork Stew. It's also a standard ingredient in the New England Boiled Dinner.

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How to Cook Rutabagas

Sure--you've mastered carrots and beets, but why not learn how to cook rutabagas so you have another vegetable to add to the fall rotation?

How to Cook Rutabagas

Learn how to cook rutabagas and add another vegetable to the fall rotation. Loaded with vitamin C,calcium, potassium and fiber, this root vegetable is a great addition to any meal.

DeSoto House Pot Roast

Midwest Living

A quartet of root vegetables combines in this tender, herbed pot roast dinner.

Cider-Glazed Roots with Cinnamon Walnuts


Here we roast a variety of roots with a brown sugar-cider glaze. Make them instead of candied sweet potatoes at your Thanksgiving celebration. If you include red beets, the whole dish will take on a gorgeous ruby hue.

Total: 1 hr 35 mins

Farmer's Market Vegetable Soup

Better Homes and Gardens

Root vegetables simmer in the slow cooker, giving way to a healthy vegetable soup for dinner tonight.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Fall For Them Leaves

Country Crock

Substitute any root veggies you like, or whatever's available locally, for this dish.

Total: 1 hr

Braised Brisket & Roots


This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from the earthy-sweet flavors of carrots, parsnips and rutabaga.

Total: 5 hrs 30 mins

Harvest Root Vegetable Salad

Midwest Living

A tarragon vinaigrette dresses this side-dish salad, which is based on five root veggies. It adds bright color to your plate and nutrients to your diet.

Roasted Root Vegetables

Taste of the South
Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Pork Tenderloin with Root Vegetables


Start with a pre-marinated tenderloin, or follow Paula Deen's marinade recipe to make your own.

Total: 45 mins

Root Vegetable Gratin


The rich flavor of Gruyere cheese brings out the nutty flavor of the roots in this creamy gratin. Any combination of roots works in this recipe, but if you use red beets, they will streak the gratin with bright color. A delightful side dish for any roasted meat.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Herbed Root Vegetable Cobbler

Better Homes and Gardens

Root Vegetable Stew with Herbed Dumplings


This root vegetable stew is flecked with sausage and topped with whole-wheat herbed dumplings. Turn up the heat by using hot Italian sausage or make it crowd-pleasing with sweet sausage. If you find beets or turnips with their greens still attached, the greens of one bunch should yield just enough for this dish. Otherwise use whatever dark leafy greens look fresh at the market.

Total: 1 hr

Savory Baked Vegetable Stew

Midwest Living

An array of assorted garden veggies packs this hearty stew. Serve the stew with a tossed salad for a low-fat, yet satisfying meal.

Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

Better Homes and Gardens

Kielbasa with Kraut

Better Homes and Gardens

Savor some flavors of Germany--sausage, apples, beer, bacon, and mustard--in this one-dish meal.

Total: 50 mins
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