Mashed Celeriac | The BEST Low Carb Mashed Potato Substitute
Creamy mashed celeriac is the best low carb mashed potato substitute you’ll find – No cauliflower needed for this low carb mash. Celery root mash is rich, creamy, and buttery. A perfect low carb replacement for mashed potatoes for your next holiday spread, roast, or as a keto friendly side for your weeknight dinner.
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No holiday meal is complete without a buttery rich mash. Whether you are serving a mouthwatering roast, or a seasonal turkey, mashed potatoes are a perfect side to soak up all the delicious gravy.
Celeriac (celery root) puree is a perfect keto friendly substitute for mashed potatoes and it is just as rich, buttery, and delicious.
Why you will love this low carb mash
- Just as easy to make as mashed potatoes but low carb!
- No cauliflower and no potatoes needed for this mash.
- Celeriac mash is buttery, creamy, rich, and a perfect low carb side for roasts, turkey, and weeknight dinners.
- Low in net carbs, this recipe is a healthy keto friendly replacement for mashed potatoes.
- Can be made ahead to save time, perfect for meal prep.
What is Celeriac?
Celeriac is also referred to a celery root and is the bulbous root of a specific variety of celery. Celeriac is very similar to other root vegetables like turnips, although its much larger, and has smaller roots near the base. It has a thin papery skin and white flesh very similar to a potato. Unlike other root vegetables, celery root is lower in starch making it a perfect low carb replacement for potatoes.
What Does Celeriac Taste Like?
Celeriac has a subtle celery like flavour with a slight nuttiness to it. Eaten cooked or raw, celery root takes on the flavours of other ingredients making it great for stews, soup and making mash. Raw the texture is firm and somewhat crunchy, cooked the texture is creamier and can be fibrous if not treated correctly.
Where to Find Celery Root
Celery root is usually found in the produce section of the grocery store, unlike other root vegetables it may be in the refrigerated section of the produce aisle. You have probably passed by it a hundred times and ignored it due to its unsightly appearance, but don’t be put off by its looks, celeriac is an underrated low carb vegetable that is absolutely delicious.
Is Celeriac Keto friendly?
Thanks to its low starch content, celeriac or celery root is keto friendly. This low carb root vegetable has only 5.6g of net carbs per 100g, about 3 times lower in carbs than a potato.
Is Celeriac Mash Healthy For You?
Celeriac is a healthy low calorie, low carb vegetable. With very little starch, celery root is a healthy choice for those on a low carb diet trying to limit sugar intake or manage blood sugar. Celery roots is also full of vitamin K as well as vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, and phosphorus.
Tips for Making the BEST Celeriac Mash
- Boil the celeriac in heavily salted water until fork tender to make it easier to puree.
- To avoid a fibrous chunky mash use an immersion blender or a food processor to puree the cooked celeriac until smooth.
- Continue to cook down the puree to reduce the water content and thicken the mash. This is a crucial step to avoiding a watery flavourless low carb mash.
- Be generous with the butter and cream. Celery root is very lean and needs fat to make it rich and flavourful.
What To Serve With Celeriac Mash
Use as a keto friendly side for a holiday turkey, roast, or as part of a weeknight dinner with your favourite low carb main. This recipe is intended as a low carb replacement for mashed potatoes and can be paired with any dish you would normally serve with mashed potatoes.
Serve any of these delicious low carb main dishes that pair perfectly with mash
Make Ahead, Reheating, and Leftover Storage
Celeriac mash can be made ahead of time for a holiday meal or for healthy low carb meal prep.
Allow the mash to cool and then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
It is not recommended to freeze celeriac mash as the texture will change and it won’t taste as fresh.
Reheating – Reheat leftovers in the microwave, or on the stove top with some extra butter until warmed through.
Mashed Celeriac (Low Carb)
- Knife and Cutting Board
- dutch oven or large pot
- 2 pounds celeriac about 2 large celery root
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup butter salted
- fresh thyme to garnish
- Prepare the celeriac. Wash the celeriac thoroughly to remove any dirt. Remove the lower portion of fine roots with a sharp knife. Using a vegetable peeler or knife, remove the thin brown skin. Cut the peeled celeriac into large 1-2 inch [2.5 - 5 cm] cubes.2 pounds celeriac
- Boil the celeriac. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a rapid boil and add the cubed celeriac. Boil for 10-12 minutes until the celeriac is fork tender, and drain into a colander.salt
- Cook down the pureed celeriac. Place the pot of pureed celeriac over medium-low heat and add the heavy cream. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5-10 minutes until the celeriac thickens. Add the butter and cook again until the desired consistency is reached. The heat should be low enough to avoid browning the celeriac. Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with fresh thyme before serving.⅓ cup heavy cream, ½ cup butter, fresh thyme
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