Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 45 mins

Imagine the aroma of home made cream of celery soup simmering on the stove. Simple, easy and rich in flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large sauce pan, melt butter, add celery, onions, and garlic.
  2. Cook over medium low heat until soft.
  3. Add flour and cook 1-2 minutes over low heat.
  4. Add chicken broth and bay leaf, bring to a boil reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf, puree (in small batches) in a blender or processor.
  6. Add cream, lemon juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper.
  7. Reheat and simmer 5 minutes.
  8. Garnish with celery leaves.


Most Helpful

Lovely recipe! I've made it twice and everyone's loved it, even the non-celery lovers. The second time I made it, the brand-new carton of cream I bought was lumpy (dontcha hate that!) so I used an 8 oz. package of cream cheese (cubed)and just made sure it was all melted before I served. OMG! It was fabulous!!

tdunn November 30, 2007

Very nice. I will use this recipe when I have a bunch of celery on hand. You wouldn't believe how much celery goes bad at our house. Now I have the perfect fix for that. We ate about half of this recipe and I froze 3 small containers for lunch or dinner later in the month. Next time, I would add some red pepper flakes because we like it hot. Thanks again, Lorac.

pamela t. September 08, 2008

This was really really good.I made Celery soup before and was not impessed. I did add 2 carrots(cleaning out my crisper.). I'm so happy I found your recipe. Loved it and will make it again;I added some Old Bay seasoning. Thanks for posting. Rita

Sage June 24, 2008

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