A twist on Mash…with Pear and Rutabaga

Time to enjoy the fruit of the fall in a new and interesting way with this alternative to

mashed potatoes.

Makes 10 servings

Cook time: 50 minutes


3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 large rutabagas, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks

2 frim-ripe Anjou pears, peeled, cored and quartered

1 teaspoon salt (optional)

¾ cup water

Pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add rutabagas, pears, and salt. Cover, and cook,

stirring occasionally, until partially tender, about 25 minutes.

Add water, cover and simmer over medium-high heat until completely tender and water has

mostly evaporated, about 25 minutes.

Mash with a potato masher. Add pepper to taste.

Adapted from http://marthastewart.com/938825/rutabaga-pear-mash on September 11, 2014 @ 2pm by the Barrie Community Health Centre.

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