Cheesy Celeriac Mash (Keto)

My Celeriac Dauphinoise is currently the most visited recipe on the blog so I wanted to try this low carb root vegetable in other ways. Mashed in the same way I do my creamy Cauliflower-mash recipe, this beautiful side dish is extra special because it boasts a unique flavour in addition to a beautifully creamy mouthfeel: simply perfect to mop up all those lovely keto sauces. It’s coming close to Christmas, so be sure to check out some keto-friendly ideas here that you could create for your spread and use some of the Side Veg ideas to complement your dinner. More importantly: remember that there may be “traditions”, but there are no “rules” >>>>  Do whatever you want to at Christmas! (I grew up in South Africa and we had a BBQ – pardon me, a BRAAI – every year on Christmas Day and our ‘dessert’ was a juicy watermelon that would float in the pool while us kids swam around it.) JUST ENJOY THE TIME WITH YOUR LOVED ONES and forget about how “perfect” your turkey should be! :)

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Carbs 4.4g | Fat 23g | Protein 56g
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Cheesy Celeriac Mash (Keto)

Celeriac Mash is a delicious, interesting keto side dish to mop up all that lovely keto gravy and sauce. (For my UK readers, scroll to the end of the recipe to see image ads of the products I use.)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine General
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 5 as a side dish


  • 1 medium celeriac
  • 160 g (5.6 oz) double cream
  • 60 g (2.1 oz) full-fat strong Cheddar cheese
  • 1 TB unsalted butter
  • salt and white pepper
  • salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Use a good-quality vegetable peeler to remove the skin from the celeriac. (If you slice the peel away, you risk more wastage than necessary.)
  • It’s a messy affair and you may need to wipe the peeled celeriac with wet kitchen paper to clean. I yielded 840g celeriac from a medium-large celeriac and this was how the macros were calculated.
  • Dice the celeriac into small cubes while you bring a pan of salted water to the boil.
  • Boil the celeriac until the pieces have completely softened. When done, drain well in a colander and leave for a few minutes to steam off.
  • Return the celeriac to the same pan (wipe it dry if necessary), and use a potato masher to mash well, adding the cream cheese and Cheddar halfway through. Season the mix with salt and white pepper.
  • For an extra creamy mash, transfer the mixture to a mini food processor and blitz until smooth.
  • Keep warm and stir through the butter for extra richness just before serving. Season with salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Delicious!


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Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.4g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 23g

Cheesy Celeriac Mash (Keto)
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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         250Kcal / 1046kJ
Fat                                 23g
Carbohydrates               4.4g
Protein                           5.6g


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