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Cream of Celery Soup
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Cream of Celery Soup

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking / Original by Simply Recipes


  • 3 tbsp butter divided
  • 5 1/2 cups of celery chopped + 1 cup celery, finely diced (1 large bunch)
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced leeks white and light green parts only, sliced
  • 1/2 sweet yellow onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup of cream
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste


  • Make the celery soup
    by adding two tablespoons of butter to a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat.
  • Add the 5 cups of celery, leek, and onion to the pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.
  • Add the chicken broth and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until the veggies are very tender, about 30 minutes.
  • Braise the remaining celery
    while the soup is simmering, by heating the last tablespoon of butter in a small skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the finely diced celery and cook, stirring often, for 1 minute.
  • Add 1/2 cup of the soup liquid to the pan to allow the celery to braise while the soup is simmering. Reduce the heat to simmer.
  • Blend the soup when the veggies are very tender.
  • Remove the bay leaves from the soup and blend in batches with a very high-powered blender until creamy and smooth.
  • Add the cream to the soup and taste.
  • Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste.
  • Add the braised celery and stir to combine.
  • Ladle into bowls and serve immediately. Enjoy.