1. 5 stars
    Rutabaga is one of my Mom’s favorites! She always requests it for dinner on the holidays! I love how quick and easy it is in the Instant pot!

    1. Did yours turn a rust orange/ brown colour when.cooked? Wondering if I cooked too long.recipe I had said 8 minutes.

  2. 5 stars
    Rutabagas have been grown here in the US for a long time. I like roasting them with other root veg. I still haven’t broken down and bought an instant pot… I just might have to do that now!

  3. 5 stars
    I feel like rutabagas are so underrated! They do deserve a better spot at my dinner table!! No doubt about it!

  4. 3 stars
    I love rutabaga but this recipe says it is high in carbs but I did not see a serving size. Oh but it is so delicious

    1. Hi Rob,

      If you are adding alot more rutabagas up the time by 25% but if it is just a small amount leave it the same ?

  5. In a town called Cumberland, Wisconsin in the US, there is a summer festival devoted to the rutabaga. It is called Rutabaga Fest. Also, here, we pronounce it Rootabeeggie or Rootabeguh

    I make them like mashed potatoes. So delicious!

    1. Hi Wendy,

      Totally agree we love it with some carrots mashed together with some butter and salt and pepper 🙂

    1. Hi Ann,

      We would add the seasoning before steaming and mix it well in a bowl then put in the steamer basket, but if you want to cook them in the seasoning i would add the whole bowl that you mixed them into the IP and add an extra minute because it will take slightly longer to cook been in a bowl rather than in a steamer basket 🙂


  6. Thank you for including the underrated rutabaga. I have also found it frustrating at times with different names for things. I thought in Scotland a neep was a turnip. Could you
    please clarify this?

    1. Hi Julie,

      In Scotland they have neeps and tatties usually on burns night the 25th January. The neeps are defiantly a swede even though there is some confusion because they are from the same family. The neeps are served traditionally with the haggis and potatoes. The confusion comes from alot of people in England assume a turnip is a swede, like i did before i was a chef and had to cater for a burns night preparing the swedes/neeps/rutabaga for it and asking what they wanted me to do with the turnips, i was soon put right. Turnips are smaller and white in colour i was told!

      Hope this helps to clarify abit for you Julie 🙂

  7. I was mostly looking for the cooking time, as I’m more accustomed to boiling these on the stovetop, then mashing them. You gave me exactly the information I needed. Thank you.
    When I was growing up, my American mother always called them “turnips” (or sometimes “yellow turnips” to appease my Canadian father, who insisted that “white turnips” were the only true turnips). In the stores here in Quebec, they are referred to, under the French term, as “navettes.” Whatever name they are called by, Canada grows a lot of them, including many to the U.S.

  8. 5 stars
    We grew up in the US having Rutabagas — I think it was passed down from our English relations. It was a tradition growing up in California, and I still cook them every year. Now, I can do them so much more quickly — thanks for this recipe!

  9. 5 stars
    I love rutabaga, but as you said, cutting them is a work out!!! Do you think it would be easier if you put it in whole, steamed it for maybe a minute, cooled and peeled it and then cut it up…and put back in to finish cooking? Two things I hate having to cut – fall squash (acorn, spaghetti) and Ruttabag! I know letting the squash heat up for a few minutes softens it……

    1. Hi Katie Beth,

      Yes that might be a good idea to try, it would be trial and error as you would not want to overcook it, but it would definitely help they can be very hard to peel and chop, mostly it is the fact that they move about on the chopping board and this is why i get my hubby to do it 🙂

  10. I have found that if you pop the rutabaga in the microwave for 15 seconds on a paper towel it makes it easier to cut peel.

  11. 5 stars
    love rutabagas. have them every thanksgiving but they seem to take forever on the stovetop. the instant pot is a life saver. still they are really difficult to prep. i need my husband’s muscles!

  12. 5 stars
    Perfect IP rutabaga recipe. My go-to instructions. We love rutabaga and it is on every holiday table.
    Any thoughts on cook time for two Swedes in one 8qt pot? Will 4 minutes still be enough?
    Thank you ❣️

    1. Hi Janet

      Thank you for the nice comment. Yes 4 minutes should still be enough for 2 swedes, happy thanksgiving 🙂

  13. In some parts of the country, rutabagas are known as turnips and turnips are called rutabagas. It’s very confusing at times. I actually had to look at the pictures to see what was in the pot. If they were orange, they’re turnips as I know them. And I’m using your recipe tonight to mash them with potatoes tomorrow, that’s a Thanksgiving tradition started by my great-grandmother.

  14. 5 stars
    In Northumberland (North East England) we call them Baggie pronounced baygee. They are always better after a hard frost as this starts to intensify the taste. It’s the same with parsnips.
    As children we would make a baggie lantern for Halloween and put a candle inside as pumpkins weren’t available back then. It took great stamina and determination to hollow out a large swede with a blunt knife and an old spoon.

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