Celery Root Recipes

Celery root's delicate flavor and its root vegetable versatility shine in these top-rated gratins, soups, celery root fries, and celery root mash.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Root Vegetable Gratin

Rating: 3.67 stars
I cheated and added some potatoes to mellow things out, but this is still a very delicious and enjoyable way to eat root veggies.

Winter Root Vegetable Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars
I needed to use up root vegetables I had on hand and came up with this recipe. A creamy, savory, and slightly sweet soup that is comforting on a cold winter night.

Easy Chestnut Soup

Rating: 4.43 stars
Delightful soup made with chestnuts toasted in butter, chicken or vegetable stock, vegetables, and Madeira wine. You can substitute Marsala for the Madeira. Serve hot with a spoonful of sour cream and a light sprinkle of cayenne pepper. This soup can be made up to 2 days in advance.

Bramblett's Vegetable Stock

Rating: 5 stars
A perfect base for any number of recipes. Store some in the freezer, and you have an almost instant meal on your hands!

Dairy-Free Creamy Broccoli Soup

Rating: 5 stars
The satiny texture of this soup will make you think it's cream-based, but it's absolutely dairy-free and delicious! It's a perfect dish to use up leftover broccoli stalks that don't fit into other meals. It freezes well and makes a great winter warm-up snack or lunch! Can be served immediately, seasoned with black pepper, curry powder, or even grated cheese (for people who don't mind dairy) or can be frozen in individual portions and microwaved later.

Celery Root Puree

Rating: 4.74 stars
I joke that celery root tastes like celery if celery actually tasted good; for the most part, this is true. The flavor is quite mild and pleasant, and the texture is somewhat similar to mashed potatoes. This simple puree is a very versatile side dish, but the tasty root will also work sliced thin and layered in a gratin, either with or without potatoes. I hope you give this great fall and winter vegetable a try soon.

Celeriac Mash

Rating: 4.75 stars
An easy, delicious way to use celeriac or even make mashed potatoes a little more exciting. Can make a low fat version by using low fat milk and cutting back on the butter. Adapted from Bon Appetite.

Air Fryer Celery Root Fries

Rating: 4.67 stars
Celeriac, or celery root, fries made in an air fryer and served with spicy vegan mayo.

Roasted Iowa Root Vegetables

Rating: 4.5 stars
A sworn lover of parsnips, this is but one more way to fix them. The use of celery root, a.k.a. celeriac, was an accident since I thought I was buying a rutabaga but it was an excellent addition. I've served this to company with rave reviews and it's fairly healthy if you use the oil sparingly. Great way to enjoy fall and winter produce.

Beef Stew with Ale

Rating: 4.72 stars
A delicious stew with a good brown lager flavor.

German Celery Root Salad

Rating: 5 stars
Celery root salad (Selleriesalat) is a staple in Germany in winter. You can buy it ready-made in a jar but my mom always made it for us from scratch. If you like, you can add garlic or fresh herbs, but I prefer it plain.

Snert (Dutch Split Pea Soup)

Rating: 5 stars
This is a thick, hearty pea and ham soup that is traditional in the Netherlands. If you prefer a slightly thinner soup, feel free to add more water.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Celery Root Mash
Rating: Unrated
I love this recipe! I received 3 large celeriac from my CSA and had no idea what to do with them. This was a fantastic alternative to mashed potatoes. – geofreak
Chef John's Waldorf Salad
Rating: Unrated
"Chef John will show you how to cut up celery root and apples for the salad, and toast walnuts."