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ellen's creamy cream of celery soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

I had a nice bunch of fresh organic celery I wanted to put to use and I was thinking about cream of celery soup. The only recipe for it I've ever tried was terrible, so I figured I would wing it and invent my own. Here it is, and it's pretty darn good!

(1 rating)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For ellen's creamy cream of celery soup

  • 3 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    chopped celery, with a few leaves
  • 1/2 c
    chopped onion
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1 c
    chicken broth, low salt, low fat
  • 1 c
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1/4 tsp
    celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp

How To Make ellen's creamy cream of celery soup

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, melt butter; add onion and celery and cook over medium heat about 10-15 minutes until tender. Add the garlic and cook another minute.
  • 2
    Stir in the chicken broth, milk, and sour cream; mix thoroughly.
  • 3
    Add the bay leaves, salt and pepper to taste. Reduce heat and simmer about 15 minutes or until heated through.
  • 4
    Sprinkle cornstarch into soup and stir until it starts to thicken slightly.
  • 5
    Serve while hot. Delicious with a crusty bread or crackers. Or sprinkle some seasoned croutons over the soup for extra flavor.