Cream of Celeriac Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes

    6 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By James Peterson

Published 2007

  • About

The trick to this soup is to use the knobby, brown celeriac, also known as celery root, instead of branch celery. The flavor is subtle and luxurious. You can make a cream of turnip soup by substituting 2 turnips for the celeriac, or a cream of carrot soup by substituting 2 large carrots for the celeriac.


  • 3 leeks, cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 1 large Yukon Gold potato, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large celeri


In a pot, combine the leeks, potato, celeriac, and milk, bring to a gentle simmer, and simmer, covered, for about 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are completely soft.

Puree the soup with a blender (see precautions) and then strain it into a clean pot. Add the cream, bring to a simmer, and season with salt and pepper. If the soup is too thick, thin