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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Potato Rutabaga and Carrot Casserole

Not a very nice name for this - but I can't think of anything else to call it ... I copied it from somewhere and sort of modified this recipe - the original may have used parsnips - I know it was once published in Gourmet in some form or other ...

  • 7 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 3 pounds baking potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/2 pounds rutabagas, peeled and cubed
  • 1 1/4 pounds carrots, peeled or parsnips
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
Combine chicken broth, potatoes, rutabagas, carrots/parsnips, and thyme in a large pot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and cover partially. Simmer until vegetables are very tender, about 30 minutes. Drain.
  1. Transfer vegetables to large bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter. Using a potato masher, mash until it is still a bit chunky. Season with salt and pepper (quite a bit of pepper). Transfer mashed vegetables to a buttered 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish. This can be prepared the day before.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake, uncovered, for 25 minutes, or until heated through and top begins to crisp.