Mrs. Carver's Buttered Rutabagas

Photo: John Kernick
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins

Adapted from Anne Quatrano's Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating With Southern Hospitality (Rizzoli).


  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 4 medium rutabagas, skin and lighter-colored layer just under skin peeled and discarded, cut into ¾-inch cubes

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat; season generously with salt. Add rutabagas, reduce heat to medium, and simmer until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Drain. Transfer rutabagas to a bowl and toss with butter and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper; serve immediately.

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