Quickly made Celery Root Purée

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.

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

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 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 2 people
Calories 114 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Chopping board
Small food processor braun
Vegetable peeler



  • 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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  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

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