celery and cheese bake

This cheesy celery bake is a great keto friendly dish on its own or for using as a side to accompany your cooked meat dish. Full of flavour, full of a cheese sauce and the baked celery within is light and full of goodness.

It is so simple to make with only 3 main ingredients that most stores stock. Minimal prep required too and soon you shall have that baking cheese aroma filling the air and whetting your appetite.

In a previous recipe I showed you broccoli and cauliflower cheese. This one uses celery as the veg but also reduces the ingredients a little to make a more simpler recipe to prepare.

Celery is a good go-to on the keto diet. It helps to get some fibre into your digestive system plus it is very low in calories. Celery can be the yin to the yang that is the cheese and cream.

served celery cheese bake

The cream of celery soup was popular so it was about time I revisited this often overlooked vegetable.

I am like most people in that previously I had only eaten them crunchy and raw, maybe as a way of eatng dips. But I have a new found love of soft baked celery that does not make me feel guilty nor have any fear of coming out of ketosis.

Utensils required – Saucepan, baking dish.

Keto Celery And Cheese Bake Recipe

5 from 3 votes
Recipe by Paul Steele Course: SidesDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

25

minutes
Calories

190

kcal

This cheesy celery bake is a great keto friendly dish on its own or for using as a side to accompany your cooked meat dish.

Ingredients

  • 6 – 10 Sticks of celery

  • 120 ml Double cream

  • 100 g Grated full fat cheese

  • 80 ml Vegetable broth

  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  • Cut the celery sticks into bite size chunks. Or you can just half them if you prefer.
  • In the saucepan on the hob, place the celery in boiling water for 5 minutes so they can get a little tender.boiling celery
  • Drain the water and put the celery into your baking dish making a layer of celery.layer of tender celery
  • In the now empty saucepan put the cream, vegetable stock and the cheese (leaving some for sprinkling on top). Add salt and pepper to season and to your taste. Warm through whilst mixing together.making cheese sauce
  • Pour the cheese sauce over the celery in the baking dish.
  • Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top of the cheese and celery.sprinkle cheese on top
  • Bake in the oven at 200c/400f/Gas mark 6 for around 20 minutes.
  • If you want the top cheese extra golden then you can always transfer under the grill a couple of minutes if you want.
  • Your cheesy celery bake is ready to serve. Best served warm.

You could even use this recipe as a base and then enhance it by adding bacon bits etc to make an even more flavoursome meal in its own right. Enjoy!

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