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

5 5

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!!

4 5

I made half portion today. Also added 2 carrots. For me personally, the soup would be better with milk instead of cream and then with grated strong cheddar on top. I use Scottish seriously mature white cheddar cheese. If you want to make it light, then - milk (maybe even skimmed) and no cheese. Thanks for the recipe, I was looking for a way to eat more celery.

5 5

WOW! This is a great soup. I followed closely. Substituted where I needed to. I did not have 2 onions so I made up for it with more garlic. I happened to have had homemade chicken stalk, so that was a bonus. Another change I made to keep my low calorie low fat diet was to use no cream, but to add 1/2 cup fat free milk and then in the simmering stage I slowly stirred in 1/2 nonfat sour cream. I'm telling you'all this was the creamest dish I have allowed myself to have as much as I wanted. It turned out to be a go to vegetable for several days. I have a handheld blender thing that I used to blend in the pot, and mine looks just like the picture "Parsley" posted. Thank you. My Best Friends like it as well.