ELLEN'S CREAMY CREAM OF CELERY SOUP

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Ellen Bales
from 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!

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  •   3 Tbsp
    butter
  •   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
    milk
  •   1 c
    sour cream
  •   2
    bay leaves
  •   1/4 tsp
    celery seed
  •  
    salt and pepper to taste
  •   1 tsp
    cornstarch
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How To Make

  • 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.
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