Celery Root Mash

Celery root, also called celeriac, has a mild, celery-like flavor and a starchy, potato-like texture. It starts showing up at farmers markets and some supermarkets in the late fall.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 2 lbs. celery root
  • 1 lb. white potatoes
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 8 Tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped chives
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper


  • Peel and dice the celery root and potatoes roughly into 1" pieces. Boil in lightly salted boiling water until very tender, about 20 minutes. Drain in a colander, then return to the pot and heat for 30 seconds to steam out any residual water.
  • Heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan.
  • Meanwhile, use a potato masher, mash the vegetables until smooth. Gradually add the heated milk-butter mixture, making sure it is well mixed before adding more. Season with salt and garnish with chives.