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Overhead view of the bright orange cubed pieces of cooked Instant Pot Rutabaga inside the inner pot after it has been pressure cooked.

How To Make Instant Pot Rutabaga

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
How To Make Instant Pot Rutabaga quickly so you can make all of your favorite rutabaga recipes like mashed rutabaga side dish recipes for the holidays. This winter root vegetable is a great substitute for mashed potatoes. Cooks in less than 30 minutes when pressure cooked.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 67 kcal


  • 4 lbs fresh rutabaga
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
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  • Peel the rutabaga with a vegetable peeler. 
  • Carefully cut the whole rutabaga in half with a sharp knife, and then cut the halves into 2 inch cubes.
  • Place the cubes of rutabaga into a bowl filled with cold water as you peel and cube it to keep it from browning.
  • Place a steamer basket or silicone sling into the bottom of the Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Drain the cubes rutabaga in a colander and run cold water over the pieces to remove all of the food grade wax pieces.
  • Pour the cubed rutabaga into the Instant Pot inner pot.
  • Twist the lid on and set the valve to the sealing position.
  • Press the manual button and set the pressure cooking time to 4 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off allow the to steam to naturally release for 10 minutes. Twist the valve to the releasing position and allow any remaining steam to release.
  • Carefully twist the IP lid off and lift it away from your face to prevent a steam burn.
  • Lift the silicone sling by the handles and transfer the cooked rutabaga to a bowl by tilting the silicone sling or steamer basket (if using) over a large bowl. If you have used the trivet that came with the Instant Pot you will need to use a large spoon to transfer the cooked rutabaga pieces to the bowl.
  • Use the cooked rutabaga in your recipe.
  • Makes about 5 cups cubes cooked, cubed rutabaga.

Recipe Expert Tips

  • Keep the uncooked rutabaga covered in cold water to prevent browning.
  • Cooked rutabaga can be frozen.


Serving: 0.05cup | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 256mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg
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