Mashed Celeriac (Celery Root)

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Mashed Celeriac (Celery Root)

This mashed celeriac recipe is a great change from traditional mashed potatoes.  It does not have the smooth consistency of mashed potatoes – it’s a little chunkier.  Top it with sliced green leaves that are growing out of the root or with fresh parsley.

Celeriac is the brown “knobby” root of a variety of celery.  Choose a firm bulb with fewer knobs and hopefully get one with the green stalks.  It’s hard to peel with a veggie peeler so use a knife if that’s easier.  It turns brown fast once cut so submerge in water immediately (add a little vinegar or lemon juice if you’ve got it).

  • Author: beckie
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: International


  • 1 large or 2 medium celeriac, peeled & chunked
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • parsley or celery root leaves, sliced as garnish


  • Fill a medium pot half way with water.
  • Carefully peel or cut off the skin of the celeriac. Cut ~ 1/2 inch off the bottom to make and roll it over so you have an even surface to work from.  Dice / chunk the root and immediately throw in the pot of water.
  • Add 1/2 tsp salt and bring to a boil.   Reduce heat and simmer ~ 25 minutes or until tender.  Drain and add back to pot.  Add butter, sour cream, and salt and mash it up..
  • Add salt to taste and garnish with herbs.  Happy Eating!  Beckie


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