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Baked Rosemary and Garlic Rutabaga Fries

By March 3, 2019Recipes
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Rutabaga is a gem of a root vegetable. It not only has a pleasant and slightly sweet flavor, but it also provides a plethora of nutritional benefits. The rutabaga looks similar to a turnip, but it is a bit more yellow in color and slightly bigger than a turnip.

Baked Rosemary and Garlic Rutabaga Fries

This veggie is so versatile and can be a welcome addition to any meal, but my favorite way to prepare them is to bake them into rutabaga fries. They are a flavorful and healthy alternative to white potato fries.

These rutabaga fries come together in just over thirty minutes and are perfect to serve as a snack or as an appetizer with your favorite dip.

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Baked Rosemary and Garlic Rutabaga Fries

The rutabaga is so versatile and can be a welcome addition to any meal, but my favorite way to prepare them is to bake them into fries.

Category Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetables
Compliance Level Kickstart, Lifestyle, Performance
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 2 large (or twice that many small)
Author Tulika Venugopal


  • 2 rutabaga
  • 2 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil
  • 1/2 tsp avocado oil in addition to the 1 Tbsp above
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary
  • 1 sprig fresh thyme for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel and slice rutabaga into matchsticks, approximately 1/2-inch thick, and place into a bowl.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon avocado oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and rosemary to the bowl and stir to coat.
  4. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray or drizzle 1/2 teaspoon avocado oil onto the foil.
  5. Place the rutabaga fries onto the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, remove the baking sheet to flip the fries, and then bake for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven and garnish with fresh thyme.

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Tulika Venugopal
Tulika Venugopal is a food and fitness enthusiast. She is a biomedical engineer by day, and she is also a certified yoga and fitness instructor who shares her passion for health and fitness in her spare time.

Tulika has always enjoyed cooking healthy meals to complement her active lifestyle, and she especially loves creating recipes that are accessible for anyone to follow. She has been a vegetarian for her entire life and was diagnosed with Celiac disease in 2014, which inspired her to become even more creative with her meals.

Tulika lives with her husband and puppy in Seattle, Washington. She chronicles her gluten-free and vegetarian recipe creations, her Seattle food adventures, and her curious love of arm balances and handstands on her Instagram account.

She writes about various food and wellness topics in her blog, Karma Eats, and has been featured in a podcast in the Glutenfree Globalicious Magazine.