Looking to warm up with a comforting bowl of soup? My homemade cream of celery soup is just the thing you need! Made with heavy cream along with fresh and fragrant vegetables, this recipe is a million times better than the canned stuff!
Why you’ll love this cream of celery soup recipe
- This cream of celery soup will warm you from the inside, providing a comforting, crave-able meal.
- Made with low-carb and gluten-free ingredients, this recipe is for everyone!
- You can easily make this recipe vegan with just one simple swap.
- Grated parmesan and chopped parsley elevate the dish, making it perfect for serving.
- The quality ingredients give this soup a fresh flavor that canned soup just can’t replicate!
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Here’s everything that makes up my gluten-free cream of celery soup.
The base of this recipe is, of course, raw celery!
Fresh celery is a great keto veggie for soup because of its low carb count and herbal flavor profile.
Garlic and onion
To make this soup extra fragrant and flavorful, I add chopped onion and minced garlic.
For stock, I like to use either chicken broth or vegetable broth in this soup. Both provide delicious results, so choose your favorite!
This recipe calls for a cup of heavy cream. And boy, does this ingredient do some heavy lifting!
Not only does it make the broth extra creamy and decadent, but it also adds great fat content to your keto diet.
A bit of butter or olive oil adds even more fat content and flavor.
I use very simple seasonings to enhance this soup – just salt and pepper.
Chopped fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese elevate this dish to new heights!
- To avoid overly salty soup, opt for low-sodium broth.
- Let your soup cool before blending to avoid splattering.
- Taste as you go, adjusting salt and pepper to suit your preferences.
- Use the optional garnishes for improved flavor and presentation.
How to make cream of celery soup
Here are the easy steps to making this creamy celery soup.
Step 1: Sauté the veggies
Start by melting your butter or heating the oil in a large pot over medium heat. Then, add all of your veggies to the heated fat, including celery, onion, and minced garlic.
This is going to give incredible flavor to the soup!
Keep sauteeing until your vegetables are tender and fragrant.
Step 2: Add broth and simmer
Next up, add your broth to the mix and let your ingredients simmer. You can use chicken stock, vegetable stock – whatever suits you!
You’ll know you’re ready for the next step when your celery is easily mashable.
Step 3: Blend smooth
Now, we’re ready to blend!
Use an immersion blender to blend your soup until smooth. Alternatively, you could add the soup to a blender.
Just remember to be careful; splashing hot soup is not a good idea!
I recommend letting your soup cool down slightly before opting for the blender method.
Step 4: Add heavy cream
Add your blended soup back to the pot, stirring in the heavy cream.
Then, heat your soup through to allow the flavors to combine.
Step 5: Season and adjust
As you’re cooking, season the soup with salt and pepper to taste, adjusting as you go. The amounts are totally up to your preferences.
Step 6: Serve hot!
And with that, your cream of celery soup is ready to serve!
While optional, I highly recommend serving hot with chopped fresh parsley and grated parmesan cheese for the best flavor combination possible.
How to serve cream of celery soup
This celery soup gluten-free recipe is amazing paired with a grilled sandwich. Try it with my easy keto grilled cheese for the ultimate comfort meal!
You could also enjoy a warm bowl of soup paired simply with a cup of homemade crackers. My keto flaxseed crackers, low-carb almond flour crackers, or keto parmesan crisps would all do the trick.
Finally, try this creamy celery soup with garlic parmesan keto breadsticks – the flavor combination is a match made in heaven!
Cream of celery soup variations
- Add red chili flakes or a bit of cayenne pepper to your sauteeing veggies for a spicy touch.
- Include a splash of lemon juice to finish your broth with a burst of acidity.
- Substitute heavy cream for coconut milk for a vegan version of this dish.
These are the questions I get the most about my low-carb cream of celery soup. If I don’t answer your question here, please leave it for me in the comments down below.
Making this cream of celery soup vegan is as easy as 1-2-3! In fact, it’s practically already there.
Start by opting for vegetable broth over chicken broth and olive oil over butter. Alternatively, you could also use vegan butter.
Then, simply substitute heavy cream with coconut milk. I suggest using primarily coconut cream to achieve the same luxe, rich texture.
To do this, let a can of coconut milk sit upside down in your fridge overnight. When you open the can, the coconut cream will have solidified at the top for easy scooping!
While recipes will differ, most creamy celery soups taste mild and earthy, with peppery celery balanced by rich heavy cream. The savory broth may also taste slightly sweet with the addition of this cream.
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Low Carb Cream Of Celery Soup
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In a large pot, melt the butter or heat the olive oil over medium heat.
Add the chopped celery, onion, and minced garlic.
Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables become tender.
Pour in the chicken or vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a simmer.
Allow it to cook for about 15-20 minutes, or until the celery is very soft and easy to mash with a fork.
Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender (in batches if necessary) and blend until smooth. Be cautious when blending hot liquids, as they can splatter. If using a blender, allow the soup to cool slightly before blending.
Return the blended soup to the pot and stir in the heavy cream.
Cook over low heat for an additional 5 minutes, allowing the soup to heat through without boiling.
Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust the seasonings according to your preferences.
Serve the keto cream of celery soup hot.
Garnish with chopped fresh parsley or grated Parmesan cheese, if desired.
- Use low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth if you prefer to control the sodium content.
- Be cautious when blending hot liquids, as they can splatter. Allow the soup to cool slightly before blending, or blend in batches if necessary.
- Adjust the salt and pepper according to your taste preferences.
- Optional garnishes such as chopped fresh parsley or grated Parmesan cheese can enhance the flavor and presentation of the soup.
- Leftover soup can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Calories: 289 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 1093mg | Potassium: 356mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2004IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 0.3mg
Array ( [calories] => 289 [carbohydrates] => 10 [protein] => 3 [fat] => 27 [saturated_fat] => 17 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 1 [monounsaturated_fat] => 7 [trans_fat] => 0.2 [cholesterol] => 82 [sodium] => 1093 [potassium] => 356 [fiber] => 2 [sugar] => 6 [vitamin_a] => 2004 [vitamin_c] => 5 [calcium] => 89 [iron] => 0.3 )
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