Celery Root Puree

Everyone loves mashed potatoes, but this celery root puree is a worthy competitor.

Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
8 servings, about 1/2 cup each


  • 4 cups low-fat milk

  • 3 cups water

  • 3 pounds celery root, peeled (see Tip) and cut into 1-inch cubes

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • ½ teaspoon sea salt

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Bring milk, water and celery root to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium heat. Reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer and cook until very tender, about 30 minutes. Reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid, then drain.

  2. Puree the celery root, butter, salt and pepper in a food processor (or blender) until smooth and the consistency of thinned mashed potatoes. Add some of the reserved cooking liquid, if necessary, for the right consistency.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days; gently reheat on the stovetop, adding a little milk or water, if needed.

Tip: To peel celery root, remove the thick skin with a knife or use a vegetable peeler and peel around the root at least three times to make sure to remove the layer of the fibrous skin.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

81 Calories
3g Fat
11g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 81
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 5%
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 123IU 2%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 10mcg 3%
Sodium 192mg 8%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 368mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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