Rutabaga with Cheese Sauce Recipe

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Rutabaga with Cheese Sauce Recipe

If you like Rutabaga this Rutabaga with Cheese Sauce Recipe makes a great side dish. This recipe is mildly seasoned and requires only a few ingredients.  It does take a little time to cook because of the hardness of the vegetable. This recipe calls for Monterey Jack Cheese but I think cheddar cheese would also work out very well.

The next time you want to fancy up your vegetable dish give this Rutabaga with Cheese Sauce Recipe a try; it’s really good.



Rutabaga with Cheese Sauce Recipe
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Recipe type: side dish
Serves: 4
  • 1 rutabaga (about 1 pound- cut like French fries about 1/ 2 inch thick)
  • 1 medium sweet onion (sliced)
  • 2 stalks of celery (thinly sliced)
  • 1/ 2 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • 1/ 8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1¼ cup water (divided)
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)
  1. Prepare vegetables according to ingredients list.
  2. Place the vegetables in a medium size sauce pan. Add the salt and pepper and 1 cup of water. Bring the mixture to a boil; reduce heat to simmer, and cook covered until vegetables are tender. (about 20 minutes) Drain the vegetables reserving the liquid.
  3. in a small glass mix 1/ 4 cup water with the cornstarch until smooth. Using a small sauce pan bring the reserved vegetable sauce to a boil, add the cornstarch mixture; cook and stir until thickened and then mix in the cheese until melted.
  4. Serve sauce over veggies garnished with paprika.

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