Rutabaga Mash

This side dish is one of Norway’s staple dishes and is one of my favorite things to eat!! Rutabaga mash goes well with salty and smokey dishes. See video below on how to make it.

Rutabaga Mash

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 small rutabaga (or half of a big one)
1 medium potato
2 carrots
0.5 dl cooking cream (non-dairy based milk can replace this)
1 tbs neutral vegetable oil (optional)

1. Peel and dice the vegetables into cubes. Put them in a pan with some water and a bouillon cube. Boil for 25 minutes.
2. Mash the ingredients with a fork/masher. Add salt, pepper and cooking cream for taste. Many like to also use margarin/oil, but I don’t. Feel free to experiment here.
3. Serve warm and enjoy!

This side dish goes well with vegan sausages, tempeh and potato dumplings.


A big thanks to my sister for teaching me how to make this dish!! 🙂

Potato Dumplings

This is a staple side dish in Norway. Before I went vegan I used to eat potato dumplings with rutabaga mash and smoked or salted pork/lamb. Now as a vegan I still serve them with rutabaga mash and dishes that are smokey and/or salty, like tempeh bacon and seitan sausages . You can view my video of how to make it at YouTube by clicking here. For the ingredients and directions see below.

Potato Dumplings

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 10 potatoes
  • 400 gram (1 & 1/2 – 2 cups) of barley flour or whatever flour you have at hand
  • Pinch of salt & pepper (optional)
  • Bouillon cube (optional)


1. Peel and grate the potatoes. Remove the excess water. Add 100 grams (about half a cup) of flour at a time until the dough gets shapeable. I ended up using 400 grams (almost 2 cups). Shape into balls the size of golfballs.

2. Place a bouillon cube in a large pan of water and boil the potato dumplings for about 1 hour. You can place a wooden spoon over the pan if it keeps boiling over.

3. Serve warm with your favorite vegan dish and enjoy!

Raspeballer, Külrabistappe, Tempeh-bacon og Seitan pølser

Yes I forgot a picture of the bouillon in the beginning of the video. ^_-

Special thanks to grandma for teaching me how to make this. 😀