Roasted Rutabaga with Maple Syrup and Thyme


  • 1 large or 2 small rutabaga

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (see notes)

  • salt

  • 1 tsp dried thyme

  • black pepper

  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme (for garnish - optional)


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/390ºF. Place a roasting tin the oven to heat up.

  2. Peel the rutabagas and cut them into large chunks.

  3. Place the rutabagas in a and dress with the olive oil, maple syrup and dried thyme.

  4. Add in a good sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss to combine well.

  5. Spoon the rutabaga into the roasting tin, reserving any dressing that has pooled at the bottom of the bowl.

  6. Roast in the oven, for 25 minutes, then drizzle over the reserved dressing and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden.

  7. Serve with a sprinkling of fresh thyme (Or chives works well too!)

Recipe Notes:

Use real maple syrup here, the flavored syrups burn quickly and don't have the depth of flavor you need.

Parmesan Mashed Rutabaga


  • 1 rutabaga

  • 2 tbsp butter

  • 1/4 cup cream

  • 1/3 cup grated fresh parmesan

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  1. Peel and chop rutabaga into chunks and toss into a pot of boiling water.

  2. Cook for about 20 minutes, until easily pierced with a fork.

  3. Drain, return to pot, and add butter, stirring to coat and melt.

  4. Mash with a fork or potato masher.

  5. Mix in cream and parmesan, and salt and pepper to taste.