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Twice Baked Rutabagas

The Cooking Bride original
Course Sides
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 4
Author Lisa B.


  • 2 small rutabagas peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 slices cooked bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 green onions sliced, divided
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar grated, divided
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place rutabaga in a large microwavable bowl. Add 2-3 tablespoons of water to the bowl. Cover loosely with a lid or plastic wrap and microwave on high about 3 minutes. Stir the rutabaga, cover again, and microwave for 4 more minutes or until rutabaga is fork tender.
  • Mash rutabaga using a potato masher or ricer. (I prefer a ricer or running it through a food mill a couple times to get out all the lumps.)
  • Add the bacon, butter, garlic powder, and heavy cream. Add the green onions and cheese, reserving a small amount of both for garnishment. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Spoon the rutabaga mixture into (4) six-ounce ramekins. Top each with reserved cheddar cheese. Bake for 20 minutes until the cheddar on top is melted and bubbly.
  • Garnish with reserved green onion, if desired.