Low-Carb Cheesy Celery Gratin
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Yield: 8 servings
Low-Carb Cheesy Celery Gratin features celery as a star ingredient and pairs well with any number of things, like grilled steak or roast chicken. If you’ve never tried it, you might be surprised at how celery takes on a subtly sweet flavor once cooked!
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch celery (I also used the leaves, but you don’t have to), sliced into ¼-inch thick slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup (120 ml) chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 oz (115 g) cream cheese
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 3 oz (85 g) sharp white cheddar or Swiss cheese (or a combination of both, which is my preference), shredded
  1. Preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Preheat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and once melted, add the celery and onion and cook until softened, but not browned, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 minute more, stirring constantly.
  4. Add the stock and bring up to a boil; whisk in the cream cheese until smooth and then stir in the black pepper and parsley.
  5. Transfer the celery mixture to a 1.5-quart casserole dish; sprinkle the cheese on top.
  6. Bake until the casserole is bubbling, about 10 to 15 minutes, and then broil it a couple minutes to brown the top if desired.
  7. Serve.
Recipe by An Edible Mosaic™ at https://www.anediblemosaic.com/low-carb-cheesy-celery-gratin/