Mashed Roots with Buttermilk & Chives

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 1h

8 servings, 3/4 cup each

This chunky mash has a clean earthy taste enhanced by sweet garlic and tangy buttermilk. Even if you've seldom cooked with root vegetables like celery root or rutabaga, don't hesitate to try this recipe - it's delicious!

Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 2 and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Reheat in a double boiler and stir in the remaining butter and chives (Step 3) just before serving.


  • 2 pounds celery root, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 3/4 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup snipped fresh chives


Bring 1 inch of water to a simmer in a large pan or Dutch oven. Place the celery root, rutabaga and potatoes in a large steamer basket over the water, cover and steam over medium-low heat for 20 minutes. Add the garlic and continue steaming—checking the water level and replenishing as necessary—until the vegetables are fall-apart tender, 20 minutes more.

Remove the vegetables, drain the cooking liquid and return the vegetables to the pan. Add 2 tablespoons butter and mash until chunky-smooth. Gradually stir in the buttermilk, salt, pepper and nutmeg.

Just before serving, stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons butter and chives.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 9029

nutrition information per serving

167 calories; 6g total fat; 4g total saturated fat; 15mg cholesterol; 274mg sodium; 25g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 4g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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