Roasted Celery Root

"This is from Goes great with roast pork loin! You can put this dish in the lower third of your oven and roast a pork loin at the same time!!"
photo by techilady photo by techilady
photo by techilady
photo by Philip Y. photo by Philip Y.
photo by ChefLee photo by ChefLee
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins


  • 4 lbs about 3 celery root (sometimes called celeriac)
  • 13 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons salt


  • Preheat oven to 425°F
  • Trim and peel celery root and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  • In a large roasting pan toss celery root with oil and salt and roast in middle of oven 30 minutes.
  • Stir celery root and reduce temperature to 375°F
  • Roast celery root, stirring after the 30 minutes, 1 hour more.

Questions & Replies

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  1. techilady
    For the person that asked why theirs didn't turn out like mine which were golden brown - I have now made this again and found that if you cut the cubes smaller than one inch you will need to adjust the cooking time down accordingly. Also - it probably makes a difference if you are using a darker pan vs. an aluminum or lighter pan - or if you use foil. Although the flavor was good with smaller cubes; the color was better when I cut them larger. This can be difficult to do since not all celery roots are of a size that is conducive to cutting 1" cubes.


  1. ChefLee
    I like the carmelized flavor that roasting gives the celery root!! It was perfectly cooked with this time and golden brown. Celery root (celeriac) is kind of hard to peel, you really need to do it with a knife and if you leave any of the outer brown part in the roasting, it is tough and woody if you get some in your mouth so be sure and peel it well of the brown outer skin. I found that the salt was really absorbed in roasting and it needed a little dusting of salt upon plating. This is a very rich flavor for a vegetable side. I think I will roast fewer next time within another roasted vegetable dish because you can't eat a lot of just celery root but it does taste good!!! Served this with roast chicken and new potatoes. Thanks for posting!!
  2. Philip Y.
    Mine tastes great but does not look as beautiful as techilady's and I followed the instructions to the T. Why?
    • Review photo by Philip Y.
  3. techilady
    I've never tried celery root before, but wanted to check it out so I can add more vegetable variety to my diet. I
  4. Shandobando
    YUM! I always make celery root puree as an alternative to mashed potatoes (the low carb alternative). But when I friend told me her hubby roasted it I came right to recipezaar to find a roasted celery root recipe. Viola! So easy and so yummy. Chef*Lee's review is 100% right, the carmelized flavor is lovely. A new additional to my staple menu.


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