How long do cooked rutabagas last in the fridge or freezer? The exact answer to that question depends to a large extent on storage conditions — refrigerate rutabagas within two hours of cooking.
To maximize the shelf life of cooked rutabagas for safety and quality, refrigerate the rutabagas in shallow airtight containers or resealable plastic bags.
Properly stored, cooked rutabagas will last for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.
How long can cooked rutabagas be left at room temperature? Bacteria grow rapidly at temperatures between 40 °F and 140 °F; cooked rutabagas should be discarded if left out for more than 2 hours at room temperature.
To further extend the shelf life of cooked rutabagas, freeze them; freeze in covered airtight containers or heavy-duty freezer bags.
How long do cooked rutabagas last in the freezer? Properly stored, they will maintain best quality for 8 to 10 months, but will remain safe beyond that time.
The freezer time shown is for best quality only — cooked rutabagas that have been kept constantly frozen at 0° F will keep safe indefinitely.
How long do cooked rutabagas last after being frozen and thawed? Cooked rutabagas that have been thawed in the fridge can be kept for an additional 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator before cooking; rutabagas that were thawed in the microwave or in cold water should be eaten immediately.
How to tell if cooked rutabagas are bad? The best way is to smell and look at the rutabagas: discard any that have an off smell or appearance, do not taste first.
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