Melania's Creamy Celery Soup Recipe

Here's a creamy celery soup recipe, aka Selleriesuppe, that doesn't use cream. Filled with flavor, quick to make, and economical as well. If you're  cooking vegan, just omit the cheese garnish.

In fact, my friend, Melania, who gave me this recipe, is neither vegetarian or vegan! 

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Total Time

40 minutes


Makes 4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound celery (about 8 ribs) with leaves, finely sliced
  • 1 pound potatoes, cubed
  • 4 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese to garnish (if using)


  1. In a large soup pot, heat the oil and add onion. Cook until translucent,  about 3 minutes. Add celery and continue cooking about 5 minutes. Do not let veggies brown.
  2. Add potatoes, vegetable stock and thyme.
  3. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and simmer for about 20 - 25 minutes or until the veggies are tender. 
  4. Use immersion blender to puree soup. 
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Serve, sprinkling bowls with grated cheese (if using)

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