For a steakhouse-style meal at home, serve these crispy fries (and very zippy ketchup!) with roast chicken or grilled steak. 

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Whole30 Herbed Rutabaga Oven Fries with Spicy Garlic Ketchup

Whole30 Herbed Rutabaga Oven Fries with Spicy Garlic Ketchup
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Whole30 Herbed Rutabaga Oven Fries with Spicy Garlic Ketchup

Herbed Rutabaga Oven Fries with Spicy Garlic Ketchup from Cooking Whole30

3.49 from 39 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 2 medium rutabagas or 1 large rutabagas (about 1½ pounds)
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano ,crushed
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 tsps clarified butter or ghee
  • 1 cloves garlic ,minced
  • ½ cup Whole30 Ketchup or Whole30-compatible ketchup
  • 1-2 tsps Whole30-compatible hot sauce


  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Cut the rutabagas into 1⁄2-inch-thick sticks. Pat the sticks dry with paper towels and place them in a bowl. Add the olive oil, rosemary, salt, oregano, garlic powder, and pepper. Gently toss to coat the rutabaga with the oil and seasonings. Arrange in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  • Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden and crisp. Sprinkle with the parsley and thyme.
  • Meanwhile, in a small skillet, combine the butter and the minced garlic. Cook over medium heat, stirring, for 1 minute. Whisk in the ketchup and hot sauce; cook until just heated through.
  • Transfer to a small bowl and serve alongside the fries for dipping.
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Melissa Urban is a 7x New York Times bestselling author (including the #1 bestselling The Whole30) who specializes in helping people establish healthy boundaries and successfully navigate habit change. She has been featured by the New York Times, People, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Today Show, and Good Morning America, and is a prominent keynote speaker on boundaries, building community, health trends, and entrepreneurship. She lives in Salt Lake City, UT with her husband, son, and a poodle named Henry.