Need to use up a whole celeriac? Look no further as we have plenty of recipe inspiration for a variety of occasions. This versatile root vegetable goes well in everything from easy starters to hearty roast dinners.
The unsung hero of the vegetable world, knobbly, odd-shaped celeriac has a subtle, celery-like flavour, with nutty overtones. Celeriac is available year round but is at its best from September to April. To prepare the celeriac, top and tail it with a sharp knife, then use a potato peeler to remove the tough skin.
For the ultimate choice of recipes see our complete celeriac recipe collection including chips, mash and winter salads. Discover more comforting dishes with our easy roast dinners and the best quick winter dinners.
Best celeriac recipes
This elegant winter soup is simple enough for a weeknight dinner or dress it up with a drizzle of truffle oil for a sophisticated dinner party starter. Use one whole celeriac and combine with onion, potato, garlic and plenty of fresh herbs. A big batch serves six people.
Try this sensational whole truffle roast celeriac with creamy cheese sauce and hazelnuts. It makes a fantastic vegetarian Sunday roast. First, roast the whole celeriac with truffle oil, fresh sage leaves and garlic. Then make a creamy sauce with vegetarian Italian-style hard cheese and top with toasted hazelnuts.
Combine celeriac and leek with mature cheddar for an indulgent Sunday roast side dish. To save on prep time, this dish can be prepared up to a day ahead and kept in the fridge. For even more flavour, a spoonful of mustard or horseradish stirred through the cream adds a little kick to the sauce.
Make celeriac the star of the show with this hearty whole roasted version. This easy recipe doesn’t require peeling so it’s great if you’re short on prep time. Roast in the oven for two hours with olive oil, garlic cloves and fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme and bay leaves.
Warm up on a chilly winter evening with this comforting family supper. This unique take on cottage pie uses pork mince and swaps mashed potato for celeriac. After making your filling and topping, assemble in a pie dish and roast for half an hour until the top is golden brown.
This five star soup is highly rated for a reason, packed full of flavourful pancetta with a creamy base, it’s the perfect winter pick-me-up. Cook chunks of celeriac in fresh chicken stock with onions and herbs. After 10 minutes, add a generous drizzle of double cream and purée until smooth. Serve topped with crispy pancetta, thyme leaves and an extra glug of olive oil.
Pack in those nutritious leafy greens with this hearty celeriac salad recipe. Roast chunky carrots and celeriac for 40 minutes until golden brown, then add some roughly chopped kale and toasted hazelnuts for an extra 15 minutes. Toss with a tablespoon of red wine vinegar as a dressing.
For a more wholesome take on celeriac, try this healthy roast chicken for a Sunday dinner. Cut a handful of large carrots, two red onions, a celeriac and a swede into large chunks. Stuff the chicken with aromatics and roast on top of the bed of vegetables. After an hour, remove the chicken and leave to rest. Then mix two bags of kale with the vegetables and steam in the oven.
Mix roughly chopped celeriac with shredded cavolo nero and cooked ham hock, topped with duck eggs, for a unique dinner idea. Pan fry the celeriac with buttery onions until the celeriac has softened and is caramelising in places. Add the rest of the ingredients including your two duck eggs and fry until cooked through.
Make use of budget-friendly lamb neck, a hugely underused cut, in this comforting family hotpot. Celebrate seasonal roast veg with celeriac, turnips and potatoes, plus hearty merguez sausages and lamb fillets. The spice blend is packed full of flavour with cloves, star anise, rosemary, garlic cloves and Dijon mustard.