Cream of Celery Soup – Learn to Cook Series

From my Learn to Cook Series comes a homemade cream of celery soup recipe. Long before soup came out of a can, people made their soups from scratch. You will find this cream of celery soup recipe amazing. Best of all you can make a delicious pot of soup in about 25 minutes.

a bowl of chunky cream of celery soup

Celery is a much-maligned vegetable often relegated to adding the crunch in tuna salads or being the base for kids’ snacks. But this delicious homemade cream of celery soup recipe puts celery where it belongs, on center stage. Easy to make and so much healthier than anything you can find in a can, this creamy celery soup will take your tuna noodle casserole or scalloped potatoes to the next level. The next time you need cream of celery soup for your favorite recipe, skip the trip to the store and try this recipe instead!

Keys to Making Cream of Celery Soup Like a Pro

The only things separating a great creamy celery soup from just an ordinary one are the ingredients and cooking techniques you use. With such a short and inexpensive list of ingredients required for this recipe, it makes no sense to save a few cents by skimping on their quality. Opting for organic celery and the best butter and whole milk you can find will make a vast difference in how the soup turns out.

Once you have all the ingredients on hand, you are well on your way. Next, find a medium saucepan with a thick, heavy bottom. The extra heft will ensure that you get slow, even heat you need to get the best results. If you only have lighter aluminum saucepans, it is worth investing in a heat diffuser for your stovetop. Cut the celery and onions into small dice using a sharp knife. Using a sharp knife because it is not only safer, especially when finely cutting vegetables, but will prevent you from tearing up from the onions.

Heat the to medium before adding your butter. Swirl the butter around the pan, and allow the foaming to stop before adding your onions and salting. Salting your onions at this stage helps to draw out excess moisture meaning the onions will saute rather than steam. After the onions become transparent, add in the diced celery and stir to combine.

At this point, it is time to start on the soup base. The first step is to make the roux. Do this by adding the flour to the vegetables and letting the heat cook the raw flavor out of the flour. It is easy to overcook the roux, so avoid this by having all your ingredients pre-measured and within easy reach. Use a spoon to sprinkle flour across the top of the vegetables and stir to combine. Continue to cook while occasionally stirring until you can smell the scent of fresh bread.

Now start adding the milk, a 1/2 cup at a time. Give the soup a good stir after 1/2 cup. Once all the milk is in the pan, turn down the heat to low allow to thicken for around 15 minutes. Be careful not to let the milk scorch.

Tips For Serving and Eating this Creamy Celery Soup Recipe

  • Cut the fat and calories. Make a healthy celery soup by switching to low-fat milk and margarine.
  • Make it a meal.  Serve with croutons and bacon bits to turn the creamy celery soup into a light supper.

Recipe Ingredients

All it takes to make this homemade soup is celery, onion, flour, butter, milk, and a little salt.

cream of celery soup ingredients

How to Make Cream of Celery Soup

In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and chopped onion.

Cook until onion becomes translucent.

Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the onions when cooking them.

melted butter and diced onions in a pan

Add 2 cups chopped celery to the pan.

chopped celery in a pan

Stir for a moment or two.

Add 2 tablespoons of flour to the pot and cook for about a minute. Cook the flour until it becomes fragrant like pie crust.

Add about 1/2 cup of milk to the pot and stir until the soup begins to thicken.

Then add another 1/2 of milk and stir until the soup begins to thicken.

Add the remaining milk in 1/2 cups increments until all of the milk is used.

Turn the soup down to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the celery becomes soft and tender.

You may want to garnish the soup with some chopped celery, or even croutons when you are ready to serve.

a bowl of homemade cream of celery soup in a black bowl

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a bowl of chunky cream of celery soup

Cream of Celery Soup

You can make great tasting cream of celery soup with a few simple ingredients.
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Celery, Cream of Celery Soup
Servings: 4
Calories: 148kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whole milk

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat combine butter and chopped onion. Cook until onion becomes translucent. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the onions when cooking them. Add 2 cups chopped celery to the onions and stir for a moment or two. Add 2 tablespoons of flour to the pot and cook for about a minute. Cook the flour until it becomes fragrant like pie crust. 
  • Add about 1/2 cup of milk to the pot and stir until the soup begins to thicken. Then add another 1/2 of milk and stir until the soup begins to thicken. Add the remaining milk in 1/2 cups increments until all of the milk is used. Turn the soup down to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes or until the celery becomes soft and tender. You may want to garnish the soup with some chopped celery, or even croutons when you are ready to serve.

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Nutrition

Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Marjorie

    My mother in law made good oyster stew using canned celery soup. Since I can no longer eat canned soup because of the salt content, I have not made it for years. I think this soup will be a good substitute. Minus the salt of course. Butter is more healthy than some margarine’s. I use butter mixed half and half with olive oil.

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