Faux Potato Quest: Mashed Rutabagas

Faux Potato Quest: Mashed Rutabagas

In my last post I was trying to recreate hash browns using Rutabagas. Today I will recreate the old standby, mashed potatoes.  Even though the Rutabaga is not quite as low carb as I thought it was, its still a decent vegetable for this process.  For the same volume as this recipe, 300g, Cauliflower is 16 carbs, 8 fiber.  Potatoes come in at 54 carbs and 4 fiber and Rutabagas come in at 24 carbs and 8 fiber (all per MFP).  So this recipe has more carbs than just using cauliflower but far less than actual potatoes.Mashed RutabagasHere is the finished product; looks just like mashed potatoes!Boiling RutabagasStart by skinning the Rutabaga and chopping it into cubes.  They don’t have to be as small as this.  I prechopped the rutabaga for my breakfast rutabaga hash browns so they were already small.  Bring to a boil and simmer until soft.  This means you can fork it and the cube falls off the fork.Drain the RutabagasDrain the Rutabagas.  I had some shredded rutabaga left over from breakfast so I threw that into the water as well.Rutabagas in Food ProcessorThrow the Rutabagas into your food processor with the chopping attachment installed.  Pulse it until the Rutabagas are broken into small pieces.Chopped RutabagasHere is the chopped Rutabagas. At this point, I threw in some sour cream, cheese and butter and pulsed it again.  Once that was melted and incorporated, I removed the blade and folded in some bacon.  You can put whatever you want into your mashed Rutabagas.  Other ideas could include green onions, cream instead of sour cream, etc.Mashed Rutabagas PlatedHere is the final product, plated with some pork carnitas! Enjoy!!

Mashed Rutabagas
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 4
  • Serving size: 1
  • Calories: 334
  • Fat: 28
  • Carbohydrates: 9
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 11
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Ingredients
  • 400 g Peeled, Cubed Rutabagas
  • 8 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 4 Oz. Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Slices Bacon
Instructions
  1. Peel the Rutabaga and cut into cubes
  2. Place in a pan and cover with water
  3. Boil Rutabagas and reduce to simmer
  4. While Rutabagas are cooking, fry up two slices of bacon
  5. Rutabagas are done when you fork them and they slide off the fork
  6. Place Rutabagas into a food processor and mix
  7. Add cheese, sour cream and butter and process more
  8. Fold in crumbled bacon with a spatula
Cuisinart 9-Cup Food Processor
I first got this food processor as a wedding gift and I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Well, let me tell you, its been a godsend on keto! I shred cheese, slice brussels sprouts, and rice cauliflower like a boss!
Large 8 Quart Stockpot
In addition to a cast iron skillet, you’ve really got to have a stockpot. Useful for cooking stovetop chilis or just cooking up some meat, its a great addition to any kitchen.

4 comments

  1. I wonder how well a ratio of cauliflower and rutabaga would come out to help lower the carb count some? Anyhow, looks fantastic!

    • That’s a really good idea, if you mixed the cauliflower and Rutabaga it would definitely lower the carbs!

      • Yes, but did you LIKE it is the burning question? I have not had much experience with rutabagas (turnips) except that they are quite pungent, as is cauliflower. I made cali-rice the other night and my whole kitchen smelled like I had a pile of bad garbage somewhere. Was it as strong-smelling/tasting when all is said and done?

  2. I did half and half today – half cauliflower, half rutabaga. I think the rutabaga has a better texture to it than the cauliflower does, but halving it lowered the carb count!

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