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Mashed Celery Root and Potatoes

  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 8 cups (8 servings) 1x
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Silky smooth and full of flavor, this recipe for mashed celery root and potatoes is a healthy alternative to classic heavy mashed potatoes.


  • 6 cups peeled and ½-inch diced celery root (2 pounds)
  • 6 cups peeled and 1-inch cubed Yukon gold potatoes (3 pounds)
  • ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving
  • ¾ cup whole milk, warmed
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives, plus more for serving
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add celery root and cook, partially covered, 10 minutes. Add potatoes and continue to cook, partially covered until potatoes are fork-tender, 15 minutes more.

Drain celery root and potatoes and return to pot; cook over medium heat, stirring to remove extra moisture, 1–2 minutes.

Reduce heat to low and stir in oil; lightly mash mixture. Add milk and continue to mash until desired consistency is reached; stir in herbs, salt and pepper; season with additional salt to taste.

Transfer mashed celery root to a serving dish, sprinkle with additional chives and drizzle with olive oil (optional).

Using a hand mixer: you can also use a hand mixer to mash the celery root and potatoes. Mix on low speed until desired consistency is reached.


Make it vegan or dairy free: use dairy-free milk such as unsweetened and unflavored almond or soy.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 276mg
  • Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 23g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

Keywords: Celery root mash, mashed celery root, healthy mashed potatoes, low carb mashed potatoes, celery root puree

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