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Maple Glazed Rutabaga and Carrots

Maple Glazed Rutabaga and Carrots

If you’ve never tried rutabagas before, this is the recipe to start with. The maple syrup brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots and rutabagas. You can use honey if you prefer, no problem! It’s easy to make and really delicious! Below is a video demonstration of the recipe. Following the video is the recipe. Enjoy!

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Maple Glazed Rutabagas and Carrots
Makes 3 to 4 Servings

1 small rutabaga, peeled and diced*
1 large carrot, peeled, cut into good sized bite-size pieces
1 Tbsp butter
Pinch of sea salt
1/8 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp maple syrup (or honey, if preferred), or to taste
About 1 cup water, divided
Additional thyme for optional garnish

Heat a skillet over just above medium heat. Melt butter in skillet. Add prepared vegetables and sprinkle them with salt and thyme. Sauté the vegetables until they start to brown, about 6 to 7 minutes. Add about ½ cup of the water and the maple syrup; stir.

Place a lid on the skillet. When the water starts to boil, lower the heat to a simmer and monitor the water level closely. Allow the vegetables to cook, adding more water as needed until they are as tender as you like them. If there is still water in the pan when the vegetables are cooked to your desired tenderness, remove the lid and allow the water to evaporate, leaving a light glaze on the vegetables. Remove from heat and serve. Can be garnished with more thyme, if desired.

Tip: The carrots will cook faster than the rutabaga, so it’s helpful to cut the rutabaga into smaller pieces than the carrots to have them all cook within about the same amount of time.


Honey Glazed Rutabaga

Wondering what to do with an extra rutabaga that’s begging to be eaten? Try this easy recipe for Honey Glazed Rutabaga. It’s all done in one pan in two simple steps: boiling the rutabaga first, then glazing it. It’s simple and delicious and the flavorings can be adjusted based on your preferences. The recipe is below. Enjoy!

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Honey Glazed Rutabaga
Makes 4 Servings

1 medium to large rutabaga
2 Tbsp butter, or to taste (more if the rutabaga is very large)
2 Tbsp honey, or to taste (more if the rutabaga is very large)
Pinch of ground ginger, optional

Peel and cut the rutabaga into small cubes. Boil the rutabaga in salted water for 15 minutes, or until fork tender. Drain and return the cooked cubes to the same pan. Add butter, honey, a pinch of salt, and a pinch of ground ginger (if desired), and stir the mixture to coat the rutabaga. Place the pan over medium heat and continue stirring/tossing the rutabaga until any remaining water is evaporated, the glaze turns clear, and the rutabaga cubes begin to brown, about 5 to 7 minutes, depending on the size of your pan. Serve and enjoy!

Tip: Preparing this in a skillet will help in the glazing step, allowing more of the rutabaga to glaze/brown at the same time, versus doing it in a saucepan.