Baked Garlic & Herb Shoestring Rutabagas
Cuisine: American
Author: Rachel Hanawalt
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 35 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Change it up a bit and give the rutabaga the place it deserves at your dinner table with this sweet, savory, and nutritious side dish that's a breeze to make.
Baked Rutabagas
  • 2 lbs rutabagas
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp fresh finely grated parmesan or nutritional yeast to taste
Garlic Herb Oil
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5-6 garlic cloves minced
  • ½ C fresh chopped parsley
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Peel and cut the ends off of 2-3 rutabagas (about 2 lbs). Run the rutabagas through a spiralizer on the finest setting.
  3. Place the spiralized rutabagas on a parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle with 2 Tbsp of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Evenly coat the rutabagas with the olive oil and seasoning by gently mixing with your hands.
  4. Evenly spread the spiralized rutabagas out on the baking sheet and cook at 400ºF for 30-35 minutes. You will know that the rutabagas are done cooking once they become soft, darker in color, and slightly translucent.
  5. Make the garlic herb oil while the rutabagas are cooking. Heat 1 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat and add 5-6 cloves of minced garlic. Cook 1-2 minutes and remove from the heat. Stir in the fresh chopped parsley right before serving.
  6. Once the rutabagas are done cooking, serve immediately, drizzled with the garlic herb oil and then sprinkle with a little freshly grated parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast for a vegan alternative.
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