Celery Mashed Potatoes

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

After having celery mashed potatoes in a restaurant, I had to figure out how to make them at home. :) These are wonderfully flavorful!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet over low heat and sauté the celery, onion, and garlic until vegetables are soft, about 7 minutes to 10 minutes.
  2. Add the half and half and bouillon and simmer the mixture slowly, uncovered, over low heat for 20 minutes.
  3. Whir the simmered mixture in a a blender or food processor until well pureed.
  4. While the celery mixture is simmering, cut the potatoes into 2-inch chunks (peeled or not, it's up to you) then put them in a stockpot with lightly salted water to cover and cook until the potatoes are tender; drain well.
  5. Combine the celery puree with the cooked potatoes in the stockpot and, over medium heat, mash with a hand masher, adding buttermilk to achieve desired consistency for the mashed potatoes.
  6. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. Makes about 6 servings.
  8. Note: I do not recommend using electric mixers to make mashed potatoes because they can break down the starches in the potatoes too quickly and cause them to become"gluey"- use a hand masher, it's worth the extra bit of effort.
Most Helpful

These are a great change from regular mashed potatoes. And a great way to use up that celery! Thanks for sharing!

Mrs. Moon September 13, 2009

Excellent mashed potatoes! These potatoes have serious flavor and they are definitely company- or dinnerparty-worthy! I used a bit more onion and used light sour cream in place of buttermilk. They really don't get a green hue as you may expect. Ok, they take a little more work than the average smashed potatoes, but they are way better than average! I know I'll make these again....perhaps even for one of my holiday dinners. Thanx for sharing this recipe.

*Parsley* March 12, 2007

I made these for a birthday dinner and everyone enjoyed them. I followed the recipe exactly and will make it again... i may add more celery or celery root next time for even more flavor. Thanks!

NcMysteryShopper December 17, 2005