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Cream of Celery Soup

How about a warm and comforting bowl of soup? You'll love this smooth-textured and richly flavored Cream of Celery Soup recipe.

March 13, 2023
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Difficulty Medium
Servings 6 people
Preparation 30 mins
Cooking 30 mins
Total 60 mins



  1. Cut the green stalks of celery into thin slices. Put it in ice water and let it sit.
  2. Peel the celery and rub the lemon around it. Chop the celery and leeks into small pieces.
  3. Grate the carrots.
  4. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped celery, leeks, and carrot and sauté until soft, about 5-7 minutes.
  5. Add some flour to the mixture. Slowly add the water to the mixture, stirring constantly. Add the bay leaf and cook on low heat for 20 minutes with the lid closed.
  6. Remove the bay leaf.
  7. Remove the pot from the heat and let it cool slightly. Puree it in the food processor or an immersion blender.
  8. Return the soup to the pot and add the cream into it. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on low heat for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Serve the soup with finely sliced celery stalks.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Cream of Celery Soup
Serves 6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6 g7.7%
Cholesterol 17 mg5.7%
Sodium 453 mg19.7%
Protein 2.1 g4.2%
Potassium 175 mg3.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use fresh celery. Choose fresh, firm, and crispy celery stalks for the best flavor. Avoid loose or brown-spotted celery.
  • Saute the vegetables. Saute onions, celery, and garlic in butter or oil. This adds flavor to the soup.
  • Add cream or milk. Use cream or milk for richness and a creamy texture.
  • You can use dairy-free cream or milk to make the recipe vegan. Use coconut milk, cashew cream, or other non-dairy ingredients.
  • You can use roux, cornstarch, or pureed vegetables to add a more creamy texture to the soup.
  • Add the thickening ingredients to the soup gradually, and stir the soup constantly. This prevents the soup from clumping.
  • Use chicken or vegetable broth. You can use a good-quality chicken broth or vegetable stock instead of water as a base for the soup.
  • You can add vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, or leeks for more flavor and texture.
  • Puree the soup. Puree the soup using a hand blender or blender until smooth and creamy. This will give it a velvety texture.
  • Strain the soup for a smoother texture. After mashing the celery, wait for the soup to cool a bit. Then strain through a fine-mesh sieve. After straining the soup, add the cream.
  • Add fresh herbs and spices.
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Whether you're serving a quick and easy weeknight meal or a hearty dinner, homemade creamy celery soup is a classic and versatile recipe.

With its creamy and smooth texture and delicious taste, this creamy soup is a complete comfort food. With fresh celery and a few simple ingredients, this vegetable soup is easy to prepare.

A hearty, healthy, and aromatic celery soup that will warm you up in the winter will enrich the elegant tables where you will host your guests. If you want to offer flavors other than the classic ones, you should definitely try this homemade cream of celery soup recipe.

How To Cut Celery for Soup?

For this soup recipe, you can cut the celery into strips or cubes.

  • Rinse the celery. Rinse the celery stalks under cold water and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.
  • Cut off the ends of the celery stalks. Cut off the root and top ends of the celery stalks.
  • Remove the leaves. Remove the celery leaves.
  • Cut the celery into pieces. Cut the celery stalks into pieces about ½ - 1 inch long. If the celery stalks are too thick, you can cut them into smaller pieces.
  • Cut into strips. Slice the celery stalks lengthwise into thin strips. This will make the celery pieces easier to cook and blend into the soup.
  • Chop the celery. Chop the celery strips into small pieces.

How To Make Vegan Creamy Celery Soup?

You can also prepare this creamy celery soup suitable for a vegan diet. To make vegan cream of celery soup;

Water: Use water or vegetable stock instead of chicken stock to make the soup vegan.

Cream: Use coconut cream or cashew cream instead of heavy cream.

Dairy: Use unsweetened almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, or any non-dairy milk to add a creamy texture to the soup.

Butter: Use vegan butter or olive oil.

Can Creamy Celery Soup be Made Without Cream?

Yes, you can make this celery soup without cream. For a vegan or dairy-free recipe, you can substitute a non-dairy ingredient, such as coconut milk, cashew cream, or almond milk, instead of cream. These alternatives allow you to give your soup a creamy texture and flavor without using dairy products.

Cashew cream: Soak cashews in water for a few hours, then blend with water until smooth.

Coconut milk: Use full-fat coconut milk instead of cream to add a creamy texture and coconut flavor to the soup.

Strained yogurt: Add strained yogurt to soup for a tangy and creamy taste.

Almond milk: Use unsweetened almond milk instead of cream to add a nutty flavor and creamy texture to the soup.

How To Thicken Cream of Celery Soup?

Here are a few tips for thickening homemade cream of celery soup:

  • Add the roux: Melt the butter in a saucepan. Then whisk in an equal amount of flour until you get a paste-like consistency. Add the mixture to the soup.
  • Use cornstarch: In a bowl, mix the cornstarch with some cold water until it forms a slurry. Add the slurry to the soup and stir until it thickens.
  • Puree the vegetables: Take the cooked celery or some of the other vegetables you use and puree them until they become a paste. Then add it to the soup.

Add the thickening ingredients to the soup gradually, and stir the soup constantly. This prevents the soup from clumping.

Another way to thicken soup is to cook it. This will help some of the liquid evaporate and thicken the soup. Note, however, that the soup will thicken as it cools.

How To Serve Cream of Celery Soup?

Cream of celery soup can be served in a variety of ways. This hearty dish can be served as a starter or main course.

It is perfect for a light meal with croutons or a fresh salad. Grilled chicken can be served with proteins such as chickpeas or tofu. Also, a bowl of creamy celery soup goes well with a grilled cheese sandwich or cheese quiche. Roasted vegetables like carrots or sweet potatoes are healthy and tasty side dishes that complement this soup well.

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How To Store Cream of Celery Soup?

You can store cream of celery soup in the refrigerator or freezer. Allow the soup to cool to room temperature before storing. Store the soup in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can Cream of Celery Soup Be Frozen? Yes, cream of celery soup can be frozen. However, when the soup is reheated, the cream in it can sometimes separate, causing the soup to be a little lumpy or thick.

To freeze cream of celery soup, allow it to cool completely and then transfer to an airtight container or freezer bag. Freeze the soup for up to 3 months.

How To Reheat Creamy Celery Soup?

Thaw the soup in the refrigerator the night before serving. You can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave. Heat gently on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally. If, after reheating, the texture of the soup is not as smooth as you would like, run it through a blender to smooth it again.

To reheat in the microwave, place the soup in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave the soup on high for 1-2 minutes. Stop and stir the soup every 30 seconds to ensure even heating and prevent hot spots. Cooking in the microwave can cause the cream in the soup to separate. Blend the soup to a creamy consistency.

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