Mashed Rutabaga is one of our family's favorite Thanksgiving sides. If you've ever wondered about that weird looking veggie, here is how you make it!
Peel the rutabaga removing the waxy outer layer using a potato peeler. Chop into 1 inch cubes.
Place in a microwave safe bowl and add 1/4 c stock. Cover and microwave on high for 15 minutes. Pierce the rutabaga with a fork - if it is tender and easily mashed it is done. If it is still firm, microwave for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Remove from the microwave and add 2T butter and additional 1/4 c stock. Using a hand masher or mixer, mash the rutabaga until a smooth consistency is reached. You may need to add additional butter and stock depending on how large the rutabaga is.
Season generously with salt and pepper. Taste the rutabaga and add additional salt/pepper and butter if desired.