Every Sunday I go to my local farmers market armed with a tote bag and cash that I will spend every last penny of. I love all of the fresh produce and knowing I'm supporting local farms. I'm always sad to see the bountiful harvests of summer go, but the root vegetables and winter squashes that fall brings provide me with a feeling of comfort.
Rutabagas are easily in my top three favorite fall/winter vegetables. They are versatile, hearty, and easy to work with! Not to mention they are chockful of vitamin C, which my body desperately needs this time of year to avoid getting sick.
This mashed rutabaga recipe makes a great side dish to any protein of your choice. I paired mine with a seared top sirloin steak. Needless to say it was a mouthwateringly delicious dinner that satisfied every ounce of my bones. I got the seal of approval when my boyfriend licked his plate clean!
The creaminess comes from thick greek yogurt. If you care to healthfully indulge, go for the full fat stuff. (I use nothing but Fage. Fage's legit.) Otherwise, you can use 0% fat, which I in fact did for this, and have an even healthier version that is still just as creamy and tangy.
Creamy Garlic Mashed Rutabaga
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25-30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
You Will Need:
What are your top three favorite fall/winter vegetables?
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