Creamy, dreamy, garlicky and oh-so-tasty, this celeriac purée (or celery root purée) is an easy root vegetable side that’s perfect for Sunday supper or that special occasion meal. It’s a wonderful alternative to potatoes when you’re craving something different!
Remember when I shared that yummy celery root soup with you guys?
Well, today I have another recipe for ya using this delicious underused root veggie – celeriac (or celery root) purée.
If you’re looking for a low carb side that’s delicious, just as easy to prepare as mash and super tasty, this one’s for you!
With cream, lots of garlic and savoury celery root this one packs a punch in the ol’ flavour department.
And if you’re looking to have a delicious low carb meal, celeriac puree would go awesome with sheet pan honey mustard salmon and veggies.
I topped this bad boy with some dabs o butter…because, well, butter! You you can leave out if you wish.
Why This Celeriac Purée is Great
- Comes together in about 30 minutes
- Hello low carb!
- It’s gluten free
- Made with less than 10 minutes (including salt and garnish)
- You can easily make ahead and reheat
- It tastes amazing!
How to Prepare & Cook Celeriac
Full details in recipe card below, but here are the basics:
- Clean and peel celery root/celeriac and place in a pot of water with cloves of garlic. Boil under tender.
- Meanwhile, combine butter with cream, milk and salt and just warm through.
- Place cooked celery root and garlic in a large food processor along with butter mixture and a touch of white pepper. Blend until smooth, stopping to scrape sides of processor as necessary.
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Where to Buy Celery Root/Celeriac?
Celery root can be found right along other root veggies in your grocery store or supermarket.
Does It Taste Like Mashed Potatoes?
Not at all.
Though this celeriac puree may look somewhat like mashed potatoes, it doesn’t taste like them.
It has a celery/turnip/parsnip kinda taste.
Because celeriac or celery root doesn’t have the same starches one would find in something like a potato, you don’t have to worry about it getting all gummy when blending in a food processor. It comes together beautifully!
Is Celery Root Low Carb?
For those trying to reduce carbs (or simply want an alternative to mash), celeriac is a great option!
Per 100 grams of cooked celery root, it has only 5.9 grams of carbs compared to about 20 grams of carbs in potato.
Can I Make This Purée Without A Processor?
Use an old school potato masher (or ricer) if you like instead of using your food processor.
If you mash, you’ll just have a rougher consistency.
Other Root Vegetable Recipes You May Enjoy
- Parsnip & Apple Soup – Parsnip fans this one’s for you! With a parsnip forward flavour and a little sweetness from Granny Smith apples, this one is unique and delicious.
- Mashed Turnip (rutabaga) – Brown butter and roasted garlic takes this humble root veggie to another level.
- Oven Roasted Root Vegetables – Using a variety of hearty root veggies and lots of herbs, this is a delicious side dish any day of the week!
- Whipped Sweet Potatoes – Creamy, dreamy delish and packed with flavour.
Hope you love this low carb side as much as we do!
If you make this celeriac purée, please leave a comment and rating below. Love to hear how you enjoyed it!
Celeriac Purée (aka celery root puree)
- 8 cups celeriac/celery root (about 3 pounds and 12 ounces before peeling and about 2 pounds and 10 ounces after peeling)
- 5 cloves garlic , peeled and left whole
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup whole milk
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (plus more for garnish (optional garnish))
- 1.25 teaspoons salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon white pepper
- chives (garnish, optional)
- Clean/peel celeriac root and cut into chunks.
- Place in a large pot of water with garlic cloves. Bring to a boil, cover and cook about 20 minutes or until celeriac is tender. Drain.
- Meanwhile, combine cream with milk, butter and salt. Warm through.
- Place celeriac root in a large food processor along with cream mixture, cover and blend. Stop to scrape sides, as necessary (or place in a bowl and mash with a potato masher). Once desired consistency has been reached, taste for seasoning and adjust, if desired.Note: If your quantity of celeriac root is less that what was used here, you may want to use a little less of the cream/milk mixture.
- Portion into a casserole dish and top with more melted butter and chives, if desired. Enjoy! Serves 6 to 8. Nutrition information (estimate only) is based on 8 servings.