Quick Celery Root Purée

What is celery root?

Celery root or celeriac is a close relative of the celery plant, but this root has an outspoken, delicate flavour.

celery root puree

It is versatile and can be eaten raw in salads, boiled in soups or puréed, and roasted with other vegetables.

What is celery root purée?

Celery root purée is silky and creamy and a healthy, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.

Nothing can go wrong with this easy recipe, even if you are learning to cook and have never tried this ingredient you can do it!

celery root puree

What to eat with celery root purée

Celery root goes well with game, grilled steak, lamb or chicken

celery root puree

Celery root puree

Celery root puree is silky and creamy and a healthy, low-carb alternative to mashed potatoes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people
Calories 114 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)



  • Wash and peel the celery root and cut into pieces.
    pieces of celery root
  • Place the celery root into a saucepan, cover with cold water, add ½ glass of milk, the bay leaf, thyme and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil, and simmer for about 20 minutes until the celery root is tender
    celery root boiling
  • Drain and discard the thyme and bay leaf. Bring the remaining milk to the boil. Use a food processor to blend the celery root to a smooth purée, add a small amount of the boiled milk at the same time to adjust the texture.
    process the celery root to puree
  • Season and add a small knob of cold butter. Pass the celery purée through a thin mesh strainer and keep it warm.
    pass celery root puree through a mesh sieve


  • For a thicker texture add potato to the celery root.
  • To avoid oxidation of the celery root after peeling, rub it with lemon or submerge into a water bath with a lemon slice.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 114kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 4gFat: 8gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 102mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 436IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 1mg
Keyword celery, celery root, mash, puree
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Highlights of celery root purée

This celery root purée recipe is the perfect addition to any meal.

It is much easier to prepare than mashed potatoes since you don’t have all the peeling to do. It boils faster, and the total time to prepare is much shorter. If you are cooking for several people, you can see how celery root purée would be a real time-saver.

It’s also great for vegetarians, is low in fat, and has hardly any calories. The mild flavour means that it pairs well with other vegetables, plus nobody will say they dislike the taste.

Finally, it is a very nice accompaniment to any meat.


  1. 5 stars
    To be honest, I have eaten celery, had no idea of celery root was even a thing. This is very interesting puree recipe. The Food Explora in me will be trying this if i can find celery root here in NYC

5 from 2 votes (1 rating without comment)

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