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Mashed swede with nutmeg

Mashed swede, or rutabaga, is a wonderfully easy way to prepare this delicious root vegetable. I like to add a little nutmeg to give the naturally sweet swede a little flavour boost.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine British
Keyword mashed swede
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Cook Veggielicious


  • 1 swede (weight approx 600g)
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp dairy free spread
  • Salt and pepper


  • Peel the swede and chop into equal sized pieces.
  • Place in a pan of boiling water and cook until soft, around 20 minutes.
  • Drain and return to the saucepan with a pinch of ground nutmeg, 1 tbsp dairy free butter and some salt and pepper. 
  • Mash well until smooth and serve immediately.