Celery Root Mash – AIP, Paleo, Low-FODMAP

Who needs potatoes when you’ve got CELERIAC?  That sounds kind of like “Celiac” doesn’t it?  Hmmm…maybe we should just call it Celery Root from here on out…

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Either way you title the root, its gonna answer back, and I think you’re gonna love it!  I am a huge fan of how these babies work as a substitute for mashed potatoes’ most popular swap: Cauliflower.  

Yes, yes, I know!  Cauliflower can be mild and sweet and have that nice creamed/fluffy texture similar to our beloved nightshadey smashed taters. BUT! It can also kind of stink.  And it can cause some of us digestive discomfort when consumed in excess.  So for the sake of nutrient density and also for not overly sulfuring ourselves, let’s look at this other lovely option for mashing.  (You can save that head of cauliflower in your fridge for “rice” and “crusts” and “couscous” this week instead!)

This recipe whips up in a pinch, too! (I LOVE easy-peasy…you know me.)  All ya gots ta do is peel it, cube it, steam it, mash it, then season it! See…have a looksie…

celeriac celery root mash mashed potato substitute AIP Paleo autoimmune protocol

After scrubbing well under running water (celeriac can get a bit dirty under all those roots), peel the thick skin off using a sharp knife.

celeriac celery root mash mashed potato substitute AIP Paleo autoimmune protocol

Next, cube your celery root into roughly 2″ pieces, and toss ’em into a lidded medium-sized pot fitted with a steamer basket.

celeriac celery root mash mashed potato substitute AIP Paleo autoimmune protocol

Steam for approximately 15 to 20 minutes on the stovetop over low heat, or until they are fork tender. Drain very well, then return to pot.

celeriac celery root mash mashed potato substitute AIP Paleo autoimmune protocol

I just love the tie-dye-esque colorings in celery root!

Season and fatten and splash your cooked chunks.  Then, get out your immersion blender (or your potato masher if you like your “potatoes” with some lumps) and pulse away until it is a nice smooth puree.

celeriac celery root mash mashed potato substitute AIP Paleo autoimmune protocol

Voila!  Now you are ready to serve with your choice of protein.  Or maybe just some bone-broth gravy.  YUM.

Click here for my recipe for Perfectly Seared Scallops…delicately decadent alongside this celery root mash.

celeriac celery root mash mashed potato substitute AIP Paleo autoimmune protocol

Check out this recipe, and other delicious AIP recipes at Phoenix Helix's Recipe Roundtable!
Check out this recipe, and other delicious AIP recipes at Phoenix Helix’s Recipe Roundtable!
Celery Root Mash - AIP, Paleo, Low-FODMAP
Serves 3
An AIP and Paleo alternative to mashed potatoes or cauliflower.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 lb Celery root
  2. 2 Tb Pastured lard, tallow, or duck fat
  3. 1/2 tsp Himalayan salt, or to taste
  4. 2 to 4 Tb Coconut milk *Low FODMAP: use Bone broth*
  5. Dill, parsley, or other preferred herb for color and flavor, if desired
Instructions
  1. Scrub celery root well under running water with a vegetable brush to remove excess dirt.
  2. Peel off thick skin carefully, using a sharp knife.
  3. Cube into approximately 2" chunks, and place in a medium, lidded pot lined with a steamer basket.
  4. Steam for approximately 15 to 20 minutes over med-low heat, or until fork-tender.
  5. Drain well, return to pot.
  6. Season with salt, and herbs if preferred. Add fat and coconut milk or bone broth.
  7. Using an immersion blender or potato masher, mash until desired consistency.
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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Leslie Martin says:

    Hi Samantha Jo,
    I just discovered Celery Root this last winter ,Hearty Salmon Chowder by Healingfamilyeats. I haven’t tried it plain yet. Thanks for the idea and encouragement.

    Leslie
    Cottage Grove, WI

    1. Hi there Leslie,
      You are very welcome! And, wow, that chowder sounds delicious. I sure could use a nice fish stew once in a while. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Leah Sirabonian says:

    Looks delicious! Would love to try this : )

    1. Hello, Miss Leah! Maybe you can have your private chef whip it up for you sometime. 😉

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