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26 of the Best Celeriac Recipes: What to Make with Celery Root

Calling all celeriac maniacs! Are you looking for some recipe inspiration? Check out this compilation featuring our very favorite 26 celeriac recipes that you have to try. For those who have no idea what celeriac is, these recipes could be your introduction to one of winter’s best root vegetables. You’ll love it’s distinct, delicious flavor that subtly resembles a cross between celery and parsley and all of the valuable nutrients it can provide.

This versatile vegetable shines in these decadent, savory, healthy, and homey celeriac recipes.

Celeriac Soup Recipes

The wonderful thing about celeriac is that it’s a very versatile vegetable that can be healthy or homey. In these superb soups, celeriac’s homey flavor shines through, bringing them delicious depth.

Celeriac, Bacon, and Barley Soup

celeriac and barley soup recipe
Credit: Delicious

This warming celeriac, bacon, and barley soup is full of smoky, sweet, herbal flavors that will taste heavenly after a cold winter day. This soup is divine with the unbeatable combination of savory bacon, fresh rosemary, and melt-in-your-mouth stewed celeriac cubes.

Creamy Celeriac Soup

creamy celeriac soup recipe
Credit: Delicious Every Day

This cozy, creamy celeriac soup is the ultimate comfort food, with a warm, flavorful pureed vegetable base. It quite literally melts in your mouth. This easy-to-make soup is an excellent option for vegans or people looking for a dish with lots of veggies.

Soup A La Fortune Du Pot

creamy root vegetable soup with garlic bread

This fun and fancy soup a la fortune du pot puts an elegant twist on classic celeriac soup. This slow-simmered and then pureed soup is comfort cuisine. Add a dash of cream on top and a spring of parsley to make it look restaurant-level delicious.

Mashed Celeriac Recipes

If you love mashed potatoes but are looking for a healthier, more flavorful potato alternative, these mashed celeriac recipes will be right up your alley.

Celeriac Mash

celeriac mash recipe in bowl
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This straightforward celeriac mash is a creamy, fragrant side dish that is excellent with roasted vegetables, grilled meat, or even veggie patties. It’s the ideal substitute for mashed potatoes with more nutrients and a unique, subtle flavor, but a similar consistency.

Celeriac Puree

creamy root vegetable puree in bowl with bread

This easy-to-make celeriac puree will take you less than 30 minutes in prep and less than an hour in total to make. It’s super simple, low fat, and restaurant quality. The subtle garlic flavor, paired with its simple spices, makes this a very versatile side dish.

Celeriac and Potato Mash

mashed potatoes and celeriac celery root in bowl

You don’t have to put the potatoes away; you can use them with celeriac to make delicious celeriac and potato mash. Bringing together the deliciousness of mashed potatoes and the unique flavor of celeriac, this dish is a fun spin on classic potato mash.

Celeriac Gratin Recipes

Who doesn’t love a little gratin? These incredibly decadent celeriac recipes are a great way to

Potato Celeriac Gratin

baked gratin cheese root vegetables tomatoes in casserole serving with wooden spatula

Potato and celeriac are an incredible duo, and they are never better than when paired in a cheesy potato celeriac gratin together. This cozy comfort food is a great side dish but can also function as a breakfast, lunch, or dinner meal. There’s never a wrong time to eat cheesy potatoes and celeriac.

Cheesy Leek and Celeriac-Potato Gratin

Cheesy Leek and Celeriac-Potato Gratin
Credit: One Green Planet

Taking cheesy celeriac and potato gratin up a notch is this recipe for a cheesy leek and celeriac-potato gratin. This recipe is easy and cost-effective. Although it involves some fatty, savory ingredients, you’re still getting some good nutrients from the potatoes, leeks, and celeriac.

Cheesy Celeriac, Leek, and Rosemary Gratin

cheesy gratine leek celeriac potato rosemary

This recipe for cheesy celeriac, leek, and rosemary gratin is by far the most decadent celeriac gratin recipe on this list, making it perfect for special events like holiday dinners. Top it off with a spoonful of mustard or horseradish to give it an extra flavor boost.

Celeriac Salad Recipes

Now that you’ve read about some genuinely decadent gratins, you probably feel ready for something a little more healthy, and this list does provide. These salads incorporate celeriac and other flavorful produce in these simple, superb recipes.

Celery-Root and Beet Salad

beet celeriac salad walnuts scandinavian recipe

This Scandanavian-inspired celery-root and beet salad is an easy-to-make, colorful, flavorful salad option. With foil-roasted beets, matchstick thin celery-root pieces, salt, pepper, and lemon-based dressing, this salad brings together many incredible winter flavors.

Ribbon Celeriac Salad

ribbon celeriac salad recipe
Credit: Jamie Oliver

This ribbon celeriac salad is jam-packed with delicious ingredients like capers, gherkins, and thin ribbon celeriac. It’s all tied together by salty and tangy mustard and vinegar-based dressing. Top it off with roast chicken or smoked salmon to make it a full meal.

Apple Celeriac Salad

apple celeriac salad recipe yummly
Credit: Yummly

This apple celeriac salad effortlessly mixes sweet and salty, crunchy and soft, fruits and veggies. Its base of apples, bacon, pumpkin seeds, and parsley is drizzled with a citrusy, tangy dressing that complements all of its unique flavors.

Celeriac Curry Recipes

One of the best things about celeriac is how it soaks up the flavor of the dishes it’s in. This ability makes it perfect for flavorful curry dishes.

Carrot, Butter Bean, and Celeriac Curry

carrot, butter bean and Celeriac Curry
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This warm and homey carrot, butter bean, and celeriac curry is savory and flavorful. Buttery, tangy, and spicy flavors mingle and simmer, infusing carrots, celeriac, butter beans, and onions. While mildly difficult to make, this dish is more effort-intensive than talent-intensive.

Goan Spiced Celeriac and Lentil Curry

Goan Spiced Celeriac & Lentil Curry
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Perfect for vegetarians and vegans, this Goan spiced celeriac and lentil curry makes a healthy and flavor-filled winter meal. The Goan spices add a rich and savory flavor to this curry, which is amplified by nutty lentils, chunky celeriac, tender spinach, and silky coconut milk.

Curry Butter Roasted Celeriac with Yogurt, and Crispy Curry Leaves

Curry Butter Roasted Celeriac with Yoghurt & Crispy Curry Leaves
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This curry butter-roasted celeriac recipe is one of my favorites on this list. The crispiness of the curry leaves, mellowness of the yogurt, and savoriness of the curry butter-roasted celeriac all come together for one mouth-watering creation. To top it off, not only does this meal taste unbelievably good, but it’s also good for you!

Celeriac Pasta Recipes

There are a lot of sophisticated, satiating, savory pasta dishes that incorporate celeriac as an ingredient, topping, or sauce addition.

Quail, Confit Garlic, and Celeriac Risotto

quail celeriac garlic risotto
Credit: Olive Magazine

This quail, confit garlic, and celeriac risotto recipe is fancy, flavorful, comfort food cuisine. It does require some culinary skills, so don’t think that you will be able to hop from Kraft mac ’n cheese to effortlessly crafting it. That required skills and effort are reflected in its sophisticated flavor palette that will blow you away.

Celeriac Ribbons Tossed with Chard, Garlic, and Pumpkin Seeds

Celeriac ribbons tossed with chard, garlic & pumpkin seeds
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In this celeriac ribbons tossed with chard, garlic & pumpkin seeds recipe, the celeriac is the pasta. Peeled into ribbons and boiled, it makes a nutritious, flavorful substitute for traditional pasta. That flavor is further brought out by this recipe’s other ingredients, chard, pecorino, pumpkin seeds, garlic, and thyme.

Raw Vegan Stir Fry Noodles

raw vegan stir fry noodle celeriac recipe
Credit: Yummly

This raw vegan stir fry noodles recipe is perfect for vegans or people looking for an easy-to-make, veggie-packed lunch. To make it, you have to mix kelp noodles with your choice of shredded veggies, stir-fry spices and sauces, and of course, shredded celeriac.

Pappardelle With White Bolognese

Andrew Carmellini’s Pappardelle With White Bolognese Recipe celeriac celery root
Credit: Food Republic

Love pasta but not a huge fan of tomatoes? Then this pappardelle with white bolognese will be right up your alley. This modern, sophisticated dish features simmered ground veal and pork in a white wine-based velvety cream sauce with fresh pappardelle and chunks of celeriac.

Celeriac Brunch Recipes

Start your day off right, not with cereal but rather celeriac! These delicious celeriac brunch recipes are worth waking up for.

Apple-and-Root-Vegetable Hash

Apple-and-Root-Vegetable Hash
Credit: Martha Stewart

This apple-and-root-vegetable hash recipe will be the best hashbrowns you ever have. Seriously. They are unbelievably delicious, with expertly roasted potato, sweet potato, apple, and celeriac cubes, balancing a satisfying sweetness with a decadent savoriness.

Celery Root, Bacon, and Parmesan Rosti

celeriac keto rosti recipe celery root
Credit: I Breathe I’m Hungry

Change up your morning routine with this celery root, bacon, and parmesan rosti. These comfy, crispy, celeriac pancakes are absolute heaven on cold winter mornings. They somehow balance being unbelievably decadent and low in carbs.

Fresh Sardines on Toast with Celeriac Slaw

Fresh sardines on toast with celeriac slaw
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For a swanky brunch, make this fresh sardines on toast with celeriac slaw recipe. This quick, simple-to-make meal is packed with flavor. You’ll love how the grilled peppers, subtle taste of sourdough bread, salty sardines, and celeriac slaw play off each other.

Roasted Celeriac Recipes

One of my favorite ways to cook celeriac is by roasting it. Roasting celeriac brings out its subtle flavor and gives it a soft, melt-in-your-mouth consistency.

Whole Roasted Celeriac With Herbs, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt

Whole Roasted Celeriac With Herbs, Olive Oil, and Sea Salt
Credit: One Green Planet

While this whole roasted celeriac recipe may be simple, it’s also simply delicious. This expertly roasted celeriac has a crunchy brown crust, while it’s unique flavor is showcased through the addition of rosemary, thyme, sage, salt, and olive oil. This is the perfect side dish for hearty winter meals.

Whole Roasted Celeriac with Hazelnuts, Sourdough Croutons, and Greens

Whole roasted celeriac with hazelnuts, sourdough croutons and greens
Credit: Saturday Kitchen Recipes

The crunchy skin and soft buttery center of the celeriac in this whole roasted celeriac recipe are only two of the things that makes it such a stand-out. The addition of flavorful toppings like pea shoots, celery, and hazelnuts makes it really shine.

Celeriac Dauphinoise

Celeriac dauphinoise Recipe
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This super easy-to-make celeriac dauphinoise recipe will become one of your family’s new favorites. In this recipe, the celeriac is roasted within a creamy sauce, from which it picks up the richness and flavor. This decadent side dish develops a crispy, crunchy crust while roasting in the oven, which is absolutely to die for.

Celeriac Fries

Celeriac Fries w Creamy Miso Dip + Our Dinner Hacks
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Who needs french fries when you can have these flavorful, crunchy celeriac fries? These fires are low in calories but not in flavor. Their salty coconut oil, sesame seed, and polenta coating is so delicious that regular fries will be ruined for you forever.

Bottom line

Celeriac is one of the best winter vegetables out there, whether it’s roasted, tossed with pasta, incorporated into brunch food, or eaten raw in a salad.

Let me know which celeriac recipe was your favorite in the comments. And as always, if you found this article inspiring, be sure to share it!

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