University of Illinois Extension

R is for Rutabaga

What do you get when you combine a turnip and a cabbage plant – it's a rutabaga! It is a root vegetable. It looks like a great big brown ball. It can be eaten after taking the skin off. You can eat it raw, in salads, baked, or boiled. Before there were pumpkins, rutabagas were hallowed out and carved with faces and made into lanterns for Halloween.