Rutabaga Bacon Breakfast Hash

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OMG. I’m obsessed with rutabagas right now. I don’t really know why, but I think it’s because they are a never-before-used vegetable in my world. I love new things. And I obsess over them. Maybe that’s why I’m single. I usually can’t like a guy for more than a few weeks because I get bored. If I like a guy for over a month, they must have something special because I have an extra short attention span.

I didn’t drink this weekend! Go me! I did sleep 10 hours a night though. And felt great in the mornings. And made breakfast with Laura. And went shopping. And grabbed dinner with my girlfriend Brier at Finley’s Pub. And went running in the park with Laura. It’s just amazing the things you can get done when you’re not hungover. It’s a magical world out there.

OMG I bought so many accessories this weekend. I freaking love accessories. Like orange earrings. They’re awesome. And orange juice. My god, orange juice is amazing. I’m drinking it right now. Pretty sure that’s why I have a sugar buzz going on. And I keep changing the subject every other sentence.

Ooo I plan on making pumpkin chocolate meltaways for tomorrow’s post. See, subject change. Damn my attention span.

Hey have you heard about the Paleo FX coming this March in Austin, TX? OMG, it looks crazy cool. Mostly because there are going to be an amazing array of speakers there. Listen to some of these top names: Robb Wolf, Sarah Fragoso, Diane Sanfilippo, Melissa Jouwlan, Michelle Tam, Bill and Hayley, and like, a thousand more. It’s crazy. I’m even speaking at this event. Can you believe that?? So weird, especially since all I talk about is

I’m obsessed with this website right now. I seriously looked at it for a good 3-4 hours yesterday. Not kidding. Thank you so much to the reader who recommended it. I will now go broke because of you. I just bought a cardigan. Thank gosh I can find love in clothes, at least. The website makes me want summer reaaaaaaal bad. Because then I can buy summer dresses. Instead of jeans. Jeans are so dumb. I swear, my bum is just an awkward shape that no jeans actually fit into correctly.

I’m seriously obsessed with this song and video right now. And I don’t care who knows it!!!

I really want to go on a beach vacation soon.


Rutabaga Bacon Breakfast Hash

  • Yield: 2 1x


  • 1/2 rutabaga, peeled and shredded (I used half of a medium one)
  • 1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 pound bulk pork breakfast sausage
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons bacon fat (or other kind of fat)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • diced avocado (to garnish-optional-but smart)


  1. Peel your rutabaga in the food processor using the shredding attachment. I also ran my yellow onion through the food processor as well.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the 2 tablespoons of bacon fat along with the minced garlic clove.
  3. Then add the rutabaga and onion, press down into the pan and cook on both sides for 4-5 minutes per side, or cooking until brown and crispy.
  4. While your rutabaga is cooking, add the slices of bacon to a medium pan over medium heat and cook on both sides until crispy. Remove from pan and place on a plate with a paper towel. When cooled, dice up your bacon into pieces.
  5. When the rutabaga is done cooking, place in a bowl for later and add in the breakfast sausage to the still hot pan.
  6. Use a spatula to break up the pork sausage and cook until completely cooked through and there is no pink left.
  7. When sausage is done cooking, add the rutabaga back in along with the bacon, then crack the eggs directly into the pan.
  8. Salt and pepper everything then use your spatular to mix everything together and whisk your eggs.
  9. Once everything is done cooking, top with avocado and eat up. OMGood.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


45 thoughts on “Rutabaga Bacon Breakfast Hash”

  1. Isn’t ModCloth amazing (and terrible for your budget)?? I’ve ordered two purses, a set of bowls, about six dresses, and a bunch of other random objects that I decided that I absolutely needed–all over the past month. It’s horrible, I have to stop going onto their website because every time I do, I end up ordering something else!

  2. That is the best clothing website ever, and you’re so right, dresses are the best. I have all but given up on jeans…once I went to the mall and tried on 17 pairs and none of them fit. Gahh!

    And yes paleo fx is going to be amazing! I signed up like a month ago with the leftovers of my financial aid check, lol…. Can’t wait to check out Austin, I’ve never been there but I keep hearing how awesome of a city it is.

  3. I have officially given up on pants. I just made the switch over to skirts and dresses with tights for the wintertime and I am infinitely happier. No more rogue buttcrack for me!!! I highly recommend it.

    PS This recipe looks bombin. Bacon + sausage = automatic win.

  4. This recipe is epic! Took me a while to work out what a rutabaga was…we call it a swede in the UK. they are super cheap over here and awesome to have a new recipe for them! Happy days.

  5. i’m like cracking up right now. as soon as you mentioned a new website you are obsessed with and spend 3-4 hours on, i was thinking “it has to be modcloth.” then i click the link and that’s what it is. i am the same. i just bought a pair or orange suede boots on there- you have to look them up. they are the “veggie” boots or some weird name like that. i also got a black and white zigzag skirt on there. uhh it’s so addicting. if i ever get a job, my whole paycheck will go to that site.

  6. I really got to stop clicking on “open in new tab” on your links before reading on. Had some co-workers question my motives when I had Sweet fashion clothes” and Justin Beiber going strong in my office. Thank You LOL

  7. This looks delicious! I too, hate jeans, I am however a HUGE fan of Buckle. You should check them out if you haven’t already. They are a little pricey, but also have a million different types from those of us who…ahem…got back.

  8. OMG I love rutabagas and up until now I thought the only thing you could really do with them is bake them. I’m totally making this for breakfast RIGHT NOW! I was having trouble finding inspiration (I design clothing and jewelry) and now that you mention your love for the colour orange and wanting to go on vacation I think I’m going to design some bright orange and peachy coral coloured jewelry to match a beach bag I designed! Yay! Thanks for this!

  9. Made rutabaga browns (ruta-browns?) the other day off your recipe and they were awesome. Funny story though….never had seen a rutabaga. Initially tried to “peel” it as directed using a carrot peeler. After 5 minutes of getting no where and not a little bit of sweating, I thought “Balls! I’m going to be peeling this mofo for an hour.” That’s when I realized the impenetrable shell could be EASILY chopped off with a knife. *sigh* Btw, making this tonight.

    1. Note: YOU did not direct us to use a carrot peeler obviously…I chose that method on my own ’cause I like to make sh** hard 🙂

  10. Ok I know it says “breakfast hash”, but made it for my lunch today. OMG (heehee) yummy. I did add Kale.. Felt like I needed my greens.

  11. This hash kicked ass. I made it with shredded beef instead of sausage, because I had lots of shredded beef. You’re right about the intelligence of adding avocados, too. Thanks!

  12. Bought a rutabaga yesterday with the complete intention of making “naughty paleo hashbrowns”. My husband and I just finished eating this hash and are totally stuffed and delighted. What a satisfying breakfast! Thanks 🙂

  13. Made this today…OMG!! Love it! Though I used two whole rutabagas cause otherwise it would have been like all sausage. But OMG!! The rutabaga is my new go-to yumm-ness!!! Thanks Juli!! (Notice I managed to leave the hateful “e” off…though my iPad and I may have had a slight arguement to make sure it stayed that way (just had to triple check my double check))

  14. Hmm, so when is the best time to add the onions to the cooking process? I’m guessing it should be cooked with sausage (though it could very easily be added with the ‘baga at the beginning), or at least that’s how I’m doing it right at the very moment…

    Also, I added some fresh, chopped jalapenos to the mix.

  15. This looks delicious! Putting rutabagas on my grocery list now! Never ate one before. I’m looking for new ideas and of course as always I scored a great looking recipe here! Speaking of scoring a new recipe, have you ever made borscht? I want to try it. Thought I’d ask you to make some and test it for me. 🙂

  16. At 9am morning I had never had a rutabaga in my entire lift. As of 10am I had a new favorite breakfast. This is awesome! Thanks Juli – love your site!!

  17. Had this for breakfast today…so good! I actually made it last night stopping just before the eggs are added. Then this am, I threw it in a skillet to reheat and then added the eggs. I am so not a morning person and would never have had this on a work day. Worked out so well. In fact, I doubled the recipe and have my next batch just waiting for me tomorrow morning! Thanks so much!

  18. This is an awesome recipe! I was kind of surprised at how good it was…not knowing what a rutabaga tasted like! Thank you for all the awesome recipes

  19. Eatn em now. Yum, my teenage son thought they were regular hashbrowns. Delish. Gotta luv root veggies. Oh. And i am sooooo with u on the jeans thing. U can let it get n ur head so it is good to see others n the same hard earned “got back” boat.

  20. Made this for brunch today and it was absolutely fantastic! I didn’t think I would love any hash more than I love the Mexican sweet potato hash, but this is right up there with it!

  21. Wow — this is amazing. We’re totally new to Paleo but I wanted a breakfast hash to try out while snowed in this weekend. I’ve never had a rutabaga and I admit, I was nervous (I hate turnips!) but this — this was AWESOME. Thanks so much — delish!

  22. I made this for my husband and I this morning. Awesome recipe to give us that yummy Sunday breakfast! We made a larger amount of hash, so we can heat it up tomorrow morning before work. This was a nice change and made us feel so satisfied while on L1D7 of the 21DSD. Thank you!

  23. Like someone else noted, there isn’t really clear directions on when the onion should be added. Since I’m crazy, I follow instructions to a T when making something the first time which led to no onion in my hash! That’s my only critique of the recipe. On to the good stuff…

    My grandma makes mashed rutabagas for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I don’t know why it had never occurred to me that I could also cook with rutabagas since I love them so much. Last week I made a pot roast with rutabagas instead of potatoes and the standard carrots, celery and onion and it was amazing. So I went out in search of other things to put rutabagas in and found this gem! I’ll definitely be making this again, with onions 🙂

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