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Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

The ultimate comfort food is kicked up a notch or two with these Celery Root Mashed Potatoes. The flavor of potato and celery root complement each other amazingly well.

A vertical collage image of Celery Root Mashed Potatoes with butter and chives along with a title text overlay graphic.

The depth of flavor the celery root adds to mashed potatoes is almost undetectable yet, at the same time, you know there’s something there that’s truly unforgettable!

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This recipe was originally shared in 2014. This post has been updated with additional information, including a recipe card complete with nutritional information, but the recipe itself has remained unchanged.

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A closeup vertical image of Celery Root Mashed Potatoes in a bowl with melted butter and chives along with a title text overlay graphic.

The ingredient list:

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How this recipe came to be:

Here’s what I wrote about this recipe back in 2014 –

The first time I had mashed potatoes with celery root was some years ago when a group of my girlfriends took me to a local Williams-Sonoma store for my birthday.

The store was having a holiday cooking class, and somehow, my girlfriends knew this would be right up my alley. LOL. Go figure!

One of the recipes that WS had demonstrated that fateful day was for mashed potato with celery root, and it’s been on my mind ever since.

Thanksgiving without celery? Nonsense!

For me, and maybe for you too, the flavor and aroma of celery is where Thanksgiving begins!

The moment I smell celery, my mind is immediately taken to the Thanksgiving dinner table, even if it’s the middle of summer in a heatwave.

An overhead photo of a colorful bowl filled with Celery Root Mashed Potatoes along with a spoon and autumn leaves.

Why this unique mashed potato recipe works:

The thing that stuck in my head about this delicious side dish was the way the mashed potatoes tasted just the same as my favorite mashed potatoes tasted, only a whole lot better, thanks to the complimentary taste of the celery root.

Why in the world it took me so long to make mashed celery root potatoes baffles me. But, you can learn from my mistakes and make these potatoes this year. I promise you won’t be sorry!

It’s a new Thanksgiving tradition that I hope will be passed down from generation to generation in my family, and hopefully yours as well.

If you’re nervous about using this gnarly looking root vegetable (also called celeriac or knob celery) for the first time like I was, don’t be.

 

What is celery root and how does it taste?

If you’re nervous about using this gnarly looking root vegetable (also called celeriac or knob celery) for the first time like I was, don’t be.

Celery root’s flavor is mild and mellow with the texture of a potato and celery taste, only not as overbearing and intense.

And, as a bonus, there are no strings attached…celery strings, that is!

How to cut and trim celery root:

How to make mashed celery root potatoes:

  • Trim, peel, and chop the celery root into 2″ chunks.
  • Peel and chop the russet potatoes into 2″ chunks.
  • Add them both to a large pot and cover with cold water.
  • Add salt, cover, and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and allow the vegetables to cook (uncovered) for 25-30 minutes until fork-tender.
  • Drain the vegetables and add warm milk, butter, and pepper.
  • Mash and keep warm to serve.
  • Serve with minced chives, if desired.
 

Additional side dishes using celery you’ll also love:

*French Lentil Salad (shown below)

French lentil salad is best served chilled. It’s a flavorful, protein-packed, side dish, or it can serve as a vegetarian main course with only one minor adjustment to the recipe.

A white bowl filled with French lentil salad and a spoon.

*Old-Fashioned Red Bean Salad (shown below)

This fast, easy, no-cook and economical recipe for red bean salad calls for only a handful of ingredients. It’s the perfect chilled side dish to serve for any and every occasion!

 
A bowl filled with old-fashioned red bean salad with a serving spoon

*Golden Dijon Potato Salad (shown below)

Golden Dijon Potato Salad is cool, creamy, and refreshing with just the right amount of tang from the Dijon, and the perfect amount of crunch to balance all that creaminess.

 
A blue bowl filled with Golden Dijon Potato Salad with chopped eggs and celery leaves as garnish.

*Celery Root Mashed Potatoes (shown below) THIS IS THE PLACE!!

 
A vertical collage of Celery Root Mashed Potatoes with a whole celery root on the top, and a bowl of mashed potatoes on the bottom along with a title text overlay graphic.

 

Below is the printable recipe card along with the exact ingredient measurements and nutritional information for making today’s delicious and nutritious mashed potato side dish.

 

If you’ve made this recipe, or are excited to make this recipe, I’d appreciate it if you’d take a moment to leave it a star rating in the recipe card, along with a comment if you’re so inclined. Thank you. 🙂

 
Yield: 8 servings

Celery Root Mashed Potatoes

An overhead photo of a colorful bowl filled with Celery Root Mashed Potatoes along with a spoon and autumn leaves.

The ultimate comfort food is kicked up a notch or two with these Celery Root Mashed Potatoes. The flavor of potato and celery root complement each other amazingly well. The depth of flavor the celery root adds to mashed potatoes is almost undetectable yet, at the same time, you know there's something there that unforgettable!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
  • 1 large celery root, trimmed, peeled and cut into 2" chunks
  • 1½ tablespoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup milk, warmed slightly
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Instructions

  1. Add the prepared potatoes and celery root into a large pot and add enough cold water to cover the vegetables slightly.
  2. Add the salt to the pot, cover, and bring to a boil over medium/high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium, uncover, and simmer the potatoes and celery root until fork-tender (approximately 25 minutes).
  4. Drain the vegetables in a colander and return them back to the hot pot.
  5. Add the warm milk, pepper, and butter.
  6. Mash the vegetables until your desired consistency, adding additional warm milk and butter if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 347Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 18mgSodium 1303mgCarbohydrates 64gFiber 7gSugar 3gProtein 9g

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Kellie Hemmerly

Thursday 13th of November 2014

Love the addition of celery root!

Lauren

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

I've been craving mashed potatoes like crazy lately and I completely forgot about adding celery root to them. I made them like this last winter and they were so good!

Angie Barrett

Wednesday 12th of November 2014

ooo a Holiday cooking class at WS would be amazing! I can't wait to add celery root to my mashed potatoes next time I make them!

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

I'd never think to put celery in here. Leave it to Williams Sonoma to come up with something like that! These look perfect for the holidays. can't wait to give them a whirl!

Anita

Tuesday 11th of November 2014

Celery root is definitely one of those things I'm always overlooking, love that you found a delicious way to use them!

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