30 Recipes With Celery and Carrots

Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
Photo: Snack in the Kitchen

Looking for something to do with leftover celery and carrots? Don't even think about throwing them away! Use your leftovers to make something delicious. Whether you're in the mood for a satisfying soup or stew (everyone will love this Cracker Barrel Chicken 'n Dumplings Copycat, and Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup is perfect for busy winter weeknights), a quick and easy pasta (try this Classic Macaroni Salad or these Lo Mein Noodles), or a comforting casserole (try this chicken pot pie-inspired Chicken and Biscuit Casserole), you'll find something for everyone in this collection of recipes with leftover celery and carrots.

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Lo Mein Noodles

Lo Mein Noodles

"This is the best lo mein I've ever made," according to reviewer *Sherri*. "Great recipe for tweeking to your taste. I added pork and broccoli. This recipe is a keeper."

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Beef Stew VI

closeup of a white bowl filled with chunks of beef, pearl onions, carrots, and potatoes garnished with a sprig of rosemary

This top-rated recipe has almost 3,000 five-star ratings from happy Allrecipes users. Make sure to allow at least two hours for cooking — recipe creator Paula Antoniou says the longer this simmers, the better.

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Chef John's Classic Macaroni Salad

closeup of a spoonful of macaroni salad being scooped from a square yellow bowl
France C

"Whether it's sitting next to some smoky ribs or just a humble hot dog, this deli-style macaroni salad will always be a crowd favorite, as long as you pay attention to a few key details," says Chef John.

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Dad's Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

turkey pot pie with a fork cut in

Put your turkey leftovers to good use with this top-rated pot pie. If you have time, try this Butter Flaky Pie Crust. If you're in a hurry, though, store-bought crusts are fine.

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Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup

Chef John's Ham and Potato Soup
Photo by Sherri.

"You can never have too many soup recipes," according to Chef John. "This hearty soup is definitely filling enough to serve as a main course."

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Mulligatawny Soup I

Mulligatawny Soup I

Mulligatawny means "pepper water," according to recipe creator L. Peter. What's the secret ingredient for this time-tested soup? Curry powder.

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Fast Chicken Soup Base

Fast Chicken Soup Base
Photo by abapplez.

You'll want to have this quick and basic recipe on hand for when you need a comforting soup fast. Keep it simple or soup it up with different spices (pun intended).

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Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast

closeup of a shallow bowl filled with pot roast and carrots on mashed potatoes, garnished with parsley
Chef John's Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast. Chef John

Make Chef John's juicy set-it-and-forget-it pot roast in your slow cooker. According to Chef John, it's important to sear the meat before the long, slow braising.

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Angie's Dad's Best Cabbage Coleslaw

Angie's Dad's Best Cabbage Coleslaw

"An absolutely delicious coleslaw, more tart and tangy than the creamy kind," according to recipe creator DOTMAYTRX. "Can make this up to 2 weeks ahead of serving and it only gets better."

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Real N'awlins Muffuletta

Real N'awlins Muffuletta

"The spicy, tangy olive salad is what really sets this meat and cheese sandwich apart," according to recipe creator jenn. "A genuine muffuletta should be made on oven-fresh Italian bread topped with sesame seeds."

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Award Winning Chili

Award Winning Chili
Ms. Chef Esh

This award-winning chili won second place at recipe creator Jennifer's chili cook-off. According to Jennifer, this delicious recipe is even better the next day.

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Christmas Prime Rib

Prime rib with juicy-looking pink interior on a white ceramic serving dish

Though this prime rib roast is certainly worthy of your fanciest holiday celebration, you'll want to make it all year long. You'll need about 11 hours from start to finish, so make sure to plan accordingly.

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Chicken and Biscuit Casserole

Chicken and Biscuit Casserole
Photo by Snacking in the Kitchen.

This comfort food is a cross between traditional chicken pot pie and chicken and dumplings. Two cups of buttermilk baking mix makes it easier than it looks!

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Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers

Chorizo Stuffed Bell Peppers
Tory Johnson

"Bell peppers are stuffed with a spicy blend of chorizo, onions, garlic, fresh herbs, Worcestershire, three kinds of cheese, and rice," says recipe creator MALAPSO. "If you have a taste for spice, you'll love them."

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Quick Pork Fried Rice

Quick Pork Fried Rice
Corrina M

"A few leftovers and bits from the fridge turn into a great dinner in less than 45 minutes," according to recipe creator Carrie Elizabeth. "If I have a leftover grilled pork chop or the tail of a roast, I freeze it until I have enough for this dish."

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Sauerkraut Salad

a bowl of yellowed sauerkraut with pieces of carrot and green bell pepper
Caroline C

"Great-Grandma Maida Dixon made this salad for family gatherings," says recipe creator Joan Long Dixon. "I think of her every time I make. It's sooo good."

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House Fried Rice

House Fried Rice
Yvonne Probst Dixon

This restaurant-worthy fried rice is an excellent use of leftovers, according to recipe creator LMFB64. Feel free to substitute with ingredients you have on hand.

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Celery and Carrot Soup

Celery and Carrot Soup
France C

"A quick and simple recipe for a light tasting soup that makes an excellent first course," according to recipe creator BZARNETT. "The celery and carrots lend a warm, sweet taste."

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Cream of Carrot Soup

Cream of Carrot Soup
Photo by Meredith.

"Great tasting simple soup," raves reviewer shangella. "I am not a fan of carrot soup, but I had a delicious one at a restaurant and wanted to recreate the same thing at home. This recipe was exactly what I was looking for!"

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Rigatoni alla Genovese

Rigatoni pasta with meat sauce topped with shredded Parmesan
Photo by Chef John. Chef John

"I have no idea why this amazingly flavorful Genovese-style meat sauce isn't way more popular than it is," says Chef John. "It's quite simply one of the best pasta sauces you'll ever taste, thanks to a very slow cooking process, and massive amounts of onions."

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Sauteed Carrots and Leeks

Sauteed Carrots and Leeks
Photo by BigShotsMom.

Here's a quick healthy side to make with fresh carrots and leeks. If you'd prefer not to use butter in this dish, coconut oil works quite well as a substitute.

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Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Roast Chicken and Vegetables
Photo by Frank Trujillo.

Who doesn't love an easy one-pan dinner? This recipe leaves lots of room for adjustment, so you can experiment with substitutions as much as you want.

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Slow Cooker Roast Beef

Slow Cooker Roast Beef
Photo by wannabe chefette.

You only need four ingredients (soy sauce, a package of dry onion soup mix, beef chuck roast, and black pepper) for this slow-roasted beef dinner.

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Puff Pastry Roast Beef Pot Pies

Puff Pastry Roast Beef Pot Pies in a grey bowl

Perfect for your next dinner party, a package of frozen puff pastry makes this ultra-comforting and impressive roast beef dinner much easier than it looks.

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Beef Bourguignon Without the Burgundy

Beef Bourguignon Without the Burgundy
Photo by Kim's Cooking Now!.

"This recipe for beef Merlot is one of my favorites, and a take-off on the venerable beef bourguignon, beef braised in Burgundy wine," says Chef John. "Serve over mashed potatoes."

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Chef John's Cassoulet

Chef John's Cassoulet in a red cocotte

"Cassoulet takes a lot of time and ingredients (some hard to find) and uses lots of pots and pans," according to Chef John. "So why make it? That's easy. Cassoulet is one of the most delicious dishes you'll ever have."

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Whole Chicken Pie

Whole Chicken Pie
Chef John

"Simply amazing," according to reviewer Bob Barber. "My family and guests loved it and I will make it again! The presentation is over the top. It opens like a gift for those at the table."

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Carrot-Raisin Salad (Bunny Salad)

Carrot, apple, and raisin salad in a yellow bowl

"This is great for Easter, but we love it anytime," says recipe creator Vanessa. "My kids love making and eating 'Bunny Salad', and they have no idea they are voluntarily ingesting veggies."

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Better than Cracker Barrel Chicken 'n Dumplings

Better than Cracker Barrel® Chicken 'n Dumplings
Eileen Cramer Ferrarie

"My Grandma grew up on a farm and this was her recipe — no shortcuts but still pretty easy," says recipe creator jadedgurl. "The trick is the lemon which makes the chicken tender and adds flavor to the soup."

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Beef and Wine Soup with Dumplings

Beef and Wine Soup with Dumplings

This meaty and veggie-packed soup is hearty and warming, perfect for chilly winter nights. Remember this tip when cooking with wine: Don't use something you wouldn't drink.

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