What Does a Rutabaga Taste Like? The fact that rutabagas are a cross between turnips and cabbage is evident in the flavor. The taste is a bit milder than a turnip's when raw, and buttery and sweet-savory, though still a bit bitter, when cooked. They taste like Yukon Gold potatoes with a lot of attitude.
Rutabaga Goes Well With:
- Dairy: milk, butter, cream, cream cheese, and Parmesan cheese.
- Produce: apple, pear, carrots, parsnip, onion, potatoes, and sweet potatoes.
- Spices: rosemary, garlic, paprika, nutmeg, cinnamon, olive oil, molasses, black pepper, mustard, and brown sugar.
- Savoury: egg, beef, poultry, pork, and lamb.
Are rutabagas healthier than potatoes? (YES!)
Rutabaga (per 3.5 ounces: 36 calories, 8 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams fiber, 6 grams sugar). They're higher in sugar than the other potato swaps, but they still have less than half the calories of potatoes or sweet potatoes. ...
Or try thinly sliced raw rutabagas on salads.