Celery Stuffing Recipe - A Classic American Dish

Celery Stuffing

Celery Stuffing Recipe - A Classic American Dish
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 25 minutes | Servings: 6


Celery Stuffing
Celery Stuffing

Celery stuffing is a classic side dish that is perfect for Thanksgiving or any other special occasion. This recipe combines the flavors of celery, sage, and onion with a savory broth to create a delicious and comforting dish that pairs well with roasted meats and vegetables.


Stuffing has been a staple in American cuisine for centuries, with recipes dating back to the early colonial period. Celery stuffing, in particular, became popular in the mid-20th century as a way to add flavor and texture to traditional bread stuffing recipes.


How to prepare

  1. Combine the stuffing mix, sage, celery, and onion.
  2. Add the butter to the broth, heat through, and add to the stuffing.
  3. Toss the mixture lightly.


  • Add in chopped nuts or dried fruit for extra texture and flavor.
  • Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth for a vegetarian version of this recipe.
  • Mix in cooked sausage or bacon for a heartier stuffing option.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to chop the celery and onion finely to ensure even cooking and distribution of flavors.

- Use a high-quality chicken broth for the best flavor in this recipe.

- Feel free to add in additional herbs or spices to customize the flavor of the stuffing to your liking.

Serving Suggestions

Serve celery stuffing alongside roasted turkey, chicken, or pork for a classic holiday meal. It also pairs well with roasted vegetables and cranberry sauce.

Cooking Techniques

Bake the stuffing in a casserole dish covered with foil for the first half of the cooking time, then remove the foil to allow the top to brown and crisp up.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have stuffing mix on hand, you can use cubed bread or cornbread as a substitute. You can also use dried herbs instead of fresh sage.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the celery stuffing up to a day in advance and refrigerate it until ready to bake. Just be sure to add a little extra broth before baking to prevent it from drying out.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the celery stuffing in a decorative serving dish garnished with fresh herbs for a beautiful presentation on your holiday table.

Pairing Recommendations

Celery stuffing pairs well with a variety of main dishes, including roasted meats, grilled fish, and vegetarian entrees. It also complements a range of side dishes, such as mashed potatoes, green beans, and cranberry sauce.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover celery stuffing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the oven or microwave until heated through before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of celery stuffing contains approximately 250 calories.


Each serving of celery stuffing contains approximately 30 grams of carbohydrates.


Each serving of celery stuffing contains approximately 10 grams of fat.


Each serving of celery stuffing contains approximately 5 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

Celery is a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and potassium, while onions provide vitamin C and antioxidants.


This recipe contains gluten from the stuffing mix and dairy from the butter. It may also contain traces of soy from the broth.


Celery stuffing is a moderate-calorie side dish that provides a good balance of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It also offers a variety of vitamins and minerals from the celery and onions.


Celery stuffing is a classic side dish that adds flavor and texture to any holiday meal. With a simple combination of ingredients and easy preparation, this recipe is sure to become a family favorite for years to come.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a happy one. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl learning the ways of the kitchen from my own grandmother. She was a wonderful cook, always willing to share her knowledge and recipes with me. One day, while helping her prepare a Thanksgiving feast, she pulled out a worn and tattered recipe card for Celery Stuffing.

As she read through the ingredients and instructions, I could see the excitement in her eyes. This was a recipe that had been passed down through generations, and she was thrilled to pass it on to me. I watched as she chopped the celery, onions, and herbs with precision, explaining the importance of each ingredient and how they all worked together to create a delicious stuffing.

As the aroma of the celery and herbs filled the kitchen, I knew I had to learn this recipe. I asked my grandmother if I could write it down, and she happily obliged. I scribbled the ingredients and instructions onto a piece of paper, vowing to make this Celery Stuffing on my own one day.

Years went by, and I continued to hone my cooking skills, trying out new recipes and experimenting with different flavors. But the memory of that Celery Stuffing recipe always lingered in the back of my mind. Finally, one Thanksgiving, I decided it was time to make it.

I gathered the ingredients – celery, onions, herbs, breadcrumbs, and of course, love – and set to work. As I chopped the celery and onions, the familiar aroma filled the air, bringing back memories of my grandmother and that fateful day in the kitchen. I sautéed the vegetables in butter until they were soft and fragrant, then added in the breadcrumbs and herbs, stirring everything together until it was well combined.

I filled the turkey with the Celery Stuffing, making sure to pack it in tightly so that every bite would be bursting with flavor. As the turkey roasted in the oven, the scent of celery and herbs wafted through the house, drawing my family to the kitchen in anticipation.

When the turkey was finally done and the Celery Stuffing was served, everyone took a bite and their faces lit up with delight. The flavors were just as I remembered – savory, herby, and utterly delicious. My grandmother’s recipe had stood the test of time, and I was proud to have carried on the tradition.

Since that day, Celery Stuffing has become a staple at our Thanksgiving table. Every year, as I prepare the recipe, I think of my grandmother and the joy she found in sharing her love of cooking with me. I am grateful for the memories and the traditions that have been passed down through my family, and I hope to continue the legacy for years to come.

As I sit down at the table surrounded by loved ones, enjoying a heaping spoonful of Celery Stuffing, I am filled with gratitude for the time spent in the kitchen with my grandmother, and the lessons she taught me about food, family, and the power of a good recipe. And as I take a bite, savoring the familiar flavors of celery and herbs, I know that this recipe will always hold a special place in my heart.


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