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Celery Root & Potato Mash

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 6 ingredients

We love the combo of celery root & potato in this mash! Its earthy taste makes for a refreshing change from regular mashed potatoes. It has health benefits too. Celery root, a.k.a. celeriac, is...


  • 1 pound celery root
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Nutrition Facts


229 cals


11 g

Saturated Fat

2 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

8 g


32 g


3 g


4 g


4 g


555 mg


  1. Cut off the top and top and bottom of the celery root, then peel and rinse. Cut into ½-inch cubes.
  2. Put the celery root and potatoes into a saucepan with enough cold water to cover them and ½ teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, and continue cooking until the potatoes and celery root are tender. Reserve ½ cup of the cooking water then drain.
  3. In the same saucepan, with the reserved water, mash the celeriac and potatoes using a potato masher or an electric mixer. Add in the olive oil, or butter, salt and pepper. Taste for seasoning. Serve topped with chopped parsley.

Chef Tips

If you are vegan, make this with olive oil.

Any leftovers, can be turned into a light supper by using them to make our Celery Root & Potato Soufflé, or by shaping it into little cakes and browning them on each side in a little olive oil. Great with eggs!

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, videos, and more content are reviewed by our Registered Dietitian Kate Ueland, MS, RD, CSO, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society.

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