Elegant vegetable puree - country living holidays

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 mediums (about 10 oz) carrots, peeled
2 mediums (about 10 oz) all-purpose potatoes, peeled
1 medium (about 1 1/4 lb) rutabaga or yellow turnip, peeled
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
½ teaspoon Salt
⅛ teaspoon Ground black pepper
3 Baby carrots, cooked (opt.)

1. Finely dice carrots, potatoes, and rutabaga. In 4-quart saucepan,place vegetables and add enough water to cover. Cover saucepan and heat water to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer vegetables 30 minutes or until tender.

2. Drain off water from vegetables. stir butter, salt, and pepper into vegetables and using potato masher, mash into a puree. If not serving puree immediately, transfer to container; cool, cover, and refrigerate. Rewarm in in microwavable dish in the microwave oven or in saucepan over low heat, stirring often.

3. To serve, spoon vegetable puree into serving dish; garnish with baby carrots.

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