Cream of Celery Soup Recipe
Bowl of Cream of Celery Soup

Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

First, please go to the original recipe! Kimberly of The Daring Gourmet is where this recipe came from. I altered the recipe to our tastes. Her photos are light-years ahead of mine. Her recipe is great as-is. Himself and I love celery, so I tweaked it a little for our tastes. Her recipe can be used with any vegetable to make a delicious, creamy soup. It is the best one I have found. I plan on looking through her other recipes. One of my tweaks doubles, or more, the celery.

The Daring Gourmet’s Homemade Cream of Celery Soup Recipe

Bowl of Cream of Celery Soup

Cream of Celery Soup
(Deb’s version)

1/2 cup butter
1 large onion, chopped
4+ cups celery, chopped, leaves included (1 lg bunch or 1 pkg of 2 celery hearts)
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/3 cup flour
2-1/2 cups organic vegetable broth
1 can (1-1/2 cups) evaporated organic milk  (or whole milk. Half & Half is nice.)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp celery seeds
1/2 tsp black pepper
option- I added a good sprinkle of celery salt while cooking

Melt butter in a large pot. Add onion, celery and garlic. Cook until translucent, about 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle flour over the mixture and stir in. Cook 1 minute. Add the broth and milk, (4 cups total), slowly, stirring in as you pour to prevent lumps from forming. Stir until smooth. Increase heat and bring to a simmer. Then reduce heat to medium, add seasonings, and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes to thicken. I think I took it off the stove at 10 minutes. We were hungry. Salt to taste if needed. This makes 4 servings using large soup bowls.

Warming leftover Cream of Celery Soup

My version is a lot more chunky. Neither Kimberly nor I blend all or part of the soup smooth. I find it not worth the mess, besides preferring substance to my spoonfuls. ;D

Again, check out Kimberly’s The Daring Gourmet site.

As old as my camera is, I am finally learning how to use it manually. The photos are at least coming out clearer, or I need new glasses. Photography is NOT my talent, yet I keep trying.

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