Roasting celery and celery root intensifies their flavors in this silky-smooth, healthy soup recipe. Serve topped with a swirl of yogurt and herbs or a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2016


Recipe Summary

40 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

  • Toss celery, celery root (or potatoes), shallots, oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Spread evenly on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring once, until very tender, about 25 minutes.

  • Puree the vegetables and hot broth in a blender until smooth. (Use caution when blending hot liquids.) Drizzle each portion with oil, if desired, and top with celery leaves (or parsley).


Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.

How to Prep Celery Root
1) Top It: Cut off the stem (if any) and about 1/2 inch off the top of the root.
2) Tail It: Slice off the bottom so it will sit flat on the cutting board.
3) Shave It: Cut off thin slices of the knobby peel all the way around the root.
4) Prep It: Slice or chop, placing pieces in lemon water to prevent browning.

Cut Down on Dishes: A rimmed baking sheet is great for everything from roasting to catching accidental drips and spills. For effortless cleanup and to keep your baking sheets in tip-top shape, line them with a layer of foil before each use.

Nutrition Facts

127 calories; protein 4.5g; carbohydrates 10.4g; dietary fiber 2g; sugars 2.1g; fat 8.2g; saturated fat 1.3g; vitamin a iu 451.8IU; vitamin c 8.6mg; folate 28mcg; calcium 56.7mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 21.4mg; potassium 472.7mg; sodium 289.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

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Homemade stuffing soup! I didn't drizzle any extra olive oil use the celery leaves or top with plain yogurt/sour cream and it was amazing. While the veggies were roasting the house smelled like Thanksgiving at my grandma's house. This soup seriously tastes like homemade stuffing. If you don't like too much pepper you might consider cutting it but I thought it was perfect. Read More