Baked Celery

"By my recollection, this dish is very similar to one my Irish grandmother cooked. Cooked celery as a side-dish vegetable seems to be out of vogue now, but it really is quite good."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Separate celery into stalks, remove leaves (save for soup) and trim, wash well and cut into pieces about 3/4-inch thick.
  • Place celery in an ungreased casserole dish.
  • Dice bacon; add bacon and sliced onion to casserole, atop the celery.
  • Sprinkle all with fresh parsley.
  • Combine stock and water (or just use all stock) and pour over dish; don't stir.
  • Dot casserole with small bits of butter.
  • Cover dish and bake for 30 to 45 minutes, or until celery is cooked but not mushy.

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  1. Oh, this was wonderful. My great-grandmother used to make this dish. I just loved the celery flavor baked. I followed this recipe exactly and it finished beautifly! Thanks Lennie.....I ate most of it myself.
  2. Did this baked celery with our pork chops tonight, very very good Lennie, cut the recipe in half for the two of us, turned out great! no changes required. Thanks for a good one Lennie, will use it again.
  3. This was a very surprising dish. My family loved it
  4. Imade this using 1/2 bunch of celery. I should have halfed the liquid ingrediants also. The celery was crispy tender and the onions added a nice flavor. I will make this again.
  5. This was nice. Thank you. Made a few changes like adding more bacon, and had to use italian herbs instead, which has parsley in there amongst others, as I didn't have any parsley on its own.


  1. The only change I made was to use bottled parsley flakes instead of fresh parsley. This was a different side dish and a good way to use up some celery. I wasn't crazy about the appearance of the bacon after cooking. If I make it again, I think that I'll leave it out until serving and top the celery with cooked and crumbled bacon. Thank you for posting this recipe.


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