This creamy low carb celeriac mash is a great side dish alternative to mashed potatoes. Creamy, fluffy and an easy low carb and gluten free vegetarian recipe.
What does celeriac mash taste like?
Also known as celery root, celeriac has a mild creamy taste. When mashed with butter and cream this dish may look like mashed potatoes but the taste will be different. The taste will be a mild, nutty celery taste that is slightly sweeter than potatoes.
It has a very different flavour from cauliflower mash with a creamier texture.
Carbs in celeriac
Despite being a root vegetable, celeriac is a great low carb vegetable with 7.2g net carbs 100g which is half of a potato which is 14g net carbs.
How to make low carb celeriac mash
When mashed, celeriac is just as fluffy as potatoes too. Making celeriac mash is the same way too. Peel the knobbly vegetable, boil until soft then blend with cream and seasoning.
We add a clove of garlic to the celeriac for boiling as it gives a very mild garlic flavour. This is entirely optional.
Can you make this vegan?
If you want to make this mashed celeriac keto vegan, omit the sour cream and use a vegan butter. Add nutritional yeast for a cheesy flavour.
Can you reheat celeriac mash?
This is a great dish you can make in advance and reheat. If you make this in advance, keep it in the fridge until use. To reheat, you could reheat it gently in a saucepan or microwave it.
Add additional flavour to your celeriac mash with goats cheese or caramelized onions.
Add cooked cauliflower before mashing for a great combination of low carb mashed vegetables.
For a smoother celeriac mash, puree with a hand held blender.
More keto celeriac recipes
Celeriac is a great low carb substitute for potatoes and we have a few recipes that you may enjoy.
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- 1 celeriac
- 1 clove garlic peeled
- 1 tablespoon butter
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ½ teaspoon celery salt
- 3 tablespoons chives chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- Peel the celeriac and chop into pieces.
- Place the celeriac pieces and garlic clove in a medium saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cover. Simmer for about 25 minutes until the celeriac is soft.
- Drain the celeriac and garlic, then place into a medium bow. Mash until soft with either a potato masher or fork.
- Add the butter, sour cream and seasoning and continue to mash until smooth.
- Stir in the chopped chives. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
- Serve warm.
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