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Hasselback Rutabaga

Updated: Aug 24, 2022

Never be bummed about getting rutabaga in your CSA basket again. I’ll show you how to cook rutabaga like a champ with my Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe.

How the idea for Hasselback Rutabaga came about

What I’ve learned by researching on Foodgawker for the most gawked recipe photos of all time (at least in Foodgawker time) is that that people like carbs. Comfort food. I’m with ya. Potatoes, chocolate chip cookies, mac n cheese – and anything that is golden in color.

I’ve found a way to make our comfort food a little lighter.

Seasonal Produce idea!

Let’s change the foodgawking world with some seasonal veggies! Especially if we make them look and taste like our carby friends….rutabaga is a great stand-in.

Rutabaga vs. potato

Just for giggles I compared rutabaga to potato and found that this tasty substitute will give us a carb savings of 20.8 grams, calorie savings of 91.3 and an addition of another 1 gram of fiber. Roasted garlic, crispy onion and sweet rutabaga. Even if you don’t think you like them, you must try this. Especially if you get them with your CSA and don’t know what to do with them.

This is the tastiest rutabaga I’ve ever had!

Hasselback Rutabaga

Serves 2

Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Hasselback Rutabaga
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2 rutabagas

2 cloves garlic, sliced

2 slices of red onion

Olive oil spray

1/8 tsp garlic powder

1/8 tsp sea salt


1. Preheat oven to 425F. Cut root part of rutabaga off so it stands up. Cut slits in the top and stuff with alternating red onion and garlic slices.

2. Place each on a square of tin foil; spray each rutabaga with a very quick spray of olive oil, sprinkle garlic powder and salt evenly over both. Wrap and bake for 30 minutes or until inside is soft. Remove foil and bake an additional 10 to 15 minutes or until outside is golden.*

*Please note that I’ve gotten lots of comments that cook time is too short. Know that cook times will vary with the size of vegetable! Mine were small. For a larger size try increasing bake time with foil to 45 minutes and without foil for 15 to 20 minutes.

**For completely oil free you can try spraying with broth before roasting vs. olive oil, but I haven't tested this yet.

Nutrition Facts

2 Servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 193.2

Total Fat 5.3 g

Saturated Fat 0.7 g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g

Monounsaturated Fat 3.4 g

Cholesterol 0.0 mg

Sodium 223.8 mg

Potassium 1,350.3 mg

Total Carbohydrate 34.6 g

Dietary Fiber 10.1 g

Sugars 17.9 g

Protein 5.2 g

Vitamin A 0.2 %

Vitamin B-12 0.0 %

Vitamin B-6 24.0 %

Vitamin C 164.3 %

Vitamin D 0.0 %

Vitamin E 8.6 %

Calcium 19.1 %

Copper 8.7 %

Folate 21.0 %

Iron 11.9 %

Magnesium 22.9 %

Manganese 36.7 %

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