We are so close to spring and warmth, but it feels so far away today. After a couple of warmer days, the temperature dropped back to freezing today. A lot of the country got a fresh coating of snow in the past 24 hours. We are all ready for the thaw, but winter is giving up yet. Even my daffodils, which are usually in bloom by now, are saying “no way” to blooming.

There seem to be many weeks of soup making left with hearty winter root vegetables - including rutabaga. Here are some soup recipes that feature rutabaga to keep you warm.

  1. Rutabaga and Leek Soup – A lower-carb alternative to potato soup, rutabaga are paired with leeks to create a smooth, creamy pureed soup.
  2. Smoked Paprika and Rutabaga Bisque – This vegetarian soup has few ingredients but lots of flavor.
  3. Moroccan Rutabaga Soup – Lots of vegetables, lentils and plenty of spice go into this soup that’s topped with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt.
  4. Beef Barley Soup –
  5. Farmhouse Chowder – Rutabagas, turnips, carrots, onions – this chowder is a perfect for all the winter root vegetables still hanging around. Shredded chicken rounds out this soup.
  6. Vegetable Barley Soup – Use vegetable stock to make this soup that includes 5 winter vegetables plus plenty of fresh herbs vegan.
Do you have a favorite soup recipe that you make with rutabaga?

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Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

5 soup recipes with rutabaga
Since winter seems to be hanging around, we might as well make more soup.