Celery Root Mash (Paleo, Whole30)

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Celery Root Mash is a yummy side dish that will complement any dinner!

Celery Root Mash | stephgaudreau.com

Alright! Now before you click away because this has the word “celery” in it, just stay with me for a minute here. I know so many people who don’t like celery, but rest assured, this is something different.

What is Celery Root?

Celery root, also called celeriac, is the below-the-ground part of a celery plant. It looks like other bulbous root veggies such as turnip (swede).

What Does Celery Root Taste Like?

When roasted, it takes on a mildly sweet flavor. It’s also very tasty in braised dishes and stews, but tonight I decided to turn this one into a simple  but incredibly flavorful – mash based on a Jaimie Oliver recipe.

You’ll make a fragrant, herbed broth and then steam the celery root in it. When it’s tender, simply mash the celery root up until it’s your desired smoothness.

Celery Root Mash | stephgaudreau.com

Celery Root Mash

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 99 kcal

Celery Root Mash is a yummy side dish that will complement any dinner! When roasted, it takes on a mildly sweet flavor.



  • 1 celery root celeriac
  • 1 garlic clove smashed
  • 2 tsp dried sage or 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock or water
  • Coconut oil or fat of choice
  • 2 Tbsp coconut cream or coconut butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Peel and dice the celery root into equal-sized pieces. They don’t have to be perfect, but evenly-diced cubes will cook more evenly.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, brown the celery root in a spoonful of coconut oil. Season with the sage (or thyme) and salt & pepper.
  3. Once the pieces are browned, add the garlic and stock (or water). Put a lid on the skillet and steam the celery root on medium-low heat until cooked through, about 15-20 more minutes. Check to make sure the veggies aren’t getting too dried out and add a bit more water if necessary.
  4. Add the coconut cream and mash the celery root to the desired consistency. I left mine a bit chunky. Season with more salt and pepper if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Celery Root Mash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 527mg15%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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