Maple Glazed Rutabaga with Crispy Herb Panko

This is an excellent side dish recipe that will please everyone. Delicious rutabaga is slowly cooked and then sweetened with a little maple syrup. This dish is finished off with an herby panko mixture to add a little texture and crunch. 

1 ½ lbs Rutabaga, peeled and cubed

3 Tbsp butter

3 Tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp salt

¼ cup panko or breadcrumbs

¼ tsp thyme

¼ tsp ground sage

¼ tsp pepper

¼ tsp salt

In a large cast iron skillet melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cubed rutabaga, cover and cook, stirring every couple of minutes, for about 10-15 minutes until the rutabaga is tender.

Meanwhile, mix the panko, thyme, sage, pepper, and salt in a small bowl.

Remove the lid from the rutabaga, add the maple syrup and turn the heat up to medium high, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes until the rutabaga is slightly caramelized. Turn the heat off and add the panko/herb mixture. Stir and transfer to a serving bowl. Taste and add any extra salt or pepper if needed.

~ Recipe and Photos by Meghan Feilmeier

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