Recipe: Honey-roasted Swede (or rutabaga)

This recipe isn’t mine, we found it several places on the web. It works, and the result is delicious!

  • 1 swede (rutabaga) peeled and cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • 3 tbsp of honey
  • 3 tbsp margarine or butter, melted

Heat the oven to 400F. Mix the honey and melted margarine, put the swede cubes into the mix and make sure they are all covered. Put the cubes into a Pyrex dish, pour some of the remaining liquid in the dish, and put in the oven for 45 minutes. Every ten minutes, take the dish out and turn the cubes. They will turn brown and crispy on the edges when they’re done, and soft inside like a cooked potato.

Swede/rutabaga is almost guaranteed to boggle the grocery store checkout people. I have to point out which vegetable it is, or it’ll get held up with a "what IS this?" or rung up as a turnip.

2 thoughts on “Recipe: Honey-roasted Swede (or rutabaga)”

  1. EEEEUUURRRGGGHHHH!! Yuck! Phooey!

    Swedes and parsnips were the banes of my existence as a kid.

    I *eventually* got to like sweet parsnips, carefully selected, in *small* quantities, as a flavouring mashed in with roast potatoes. Swedes? [SHUDDER] Forget it.

    Thank God they’re an easily recognisable colour! =:o

  2. I love rutabagas! My parents cooked them when I was a kid with just butter because mom said her mom always cooked them sweet and she hated them that way.

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