Rutabaga is the Unexpected Star of This Soup

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Rutabaga soup is such a delightful celebration of winter. It’s hardy, sweet, and along with carrots, it makes for the best winter treat, and there are only a few ingredients needed!


  • Two tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • One medium rutabaga 
  • Two large carrots
  • One large onion
  • Six cups of the stock of your choice, homemade or storebought
  • Salt and pepper to taste 
  • Optional: a splash of heavy cream


  1. Rinse the carrots and rutabaga well and then peel them both. 
  2. Cut the rutabaga into a small dice along with the onion. Chop the carrot into thin slices. 
  3. Put the butter into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat and add in all the vegetables. 
  4. Cook for 5-10 minutes until the onions are translucent, and season with salt as well. 
  5. Cover the pot for 10 minutes or until the vegetables have softened significantly. 
  6. Add in the stock and bring to a boil and then down to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes.
  7. Let the soup cool before blending it until smooth. 
  8. Taste for seasoning and add in more salt or pepper if necessary.
  9. If you want it to be really rich and creamy, add in a splash of heavy cream right before serving, and enjoy!