Cream of Celery Soup

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 30, 2023
This rich cream of celery soup recipe will warm up any family gathering or quiet evening at home. With just the right amount of onion flavor, it's creamy and crowd-pleasing. —Janet James, Bluff City, Tennessee
Cream of Celery Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups chopped onions
  • 3-1/3 cups water
  • 6 celery ribs, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Celery leaves and croutons, optional


  1. In a large saucepan, combine onions, water, celery, bouillon, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Transfer mixture to a blender; puree until smooth. Return to saucepan.
  2. Combine the flour and milk until smooth; gradually stir into onion mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cheese until melted. If desired, garnish servings with celery leaves, croutons, and extra cheese.

Cream of Celery Soup Tips

Can you freeze cream of celery soup?

Dairy-based soups don’t hold up too well to freezing since they can separate when thawed. This cream of celery soup should keep well in an airtight container in the refrigerator to reheat and enjoy within 2 to 3 days. Here's more on which soups can be frozen.

Can cream of celery soup be made dairy-free?

You can easily make a creamy soup without dairy. Swap in coconut milk or try making a roux. Pureed potatoes are another option. Here are all the ways to make creamy soup without using cream.

Can you use beef broth to replace the bouillon?

Yes! Skip the bouillon and instead of the 3-1/3 cups water called for in this cream of celery soup recipe, use 3-1/3 cups beef broth instead.

What else can you use as a topping for cream of celery soup?

Kick your soup-topper game up a notch with some crumbled, crisp bacon or prosciutto. Experiment with different shredded cheeses—Muenster or cheddar would work nicely here (check out some of our other preferred cheese pairings). You could also add a cool dollop of sour cream. Or, how about sprinkling on some tasty seasoned oyster crackers?

Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 185 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 989mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.