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Braised Celery - A Simple Side Dish

This braised celery really is such a simple side dish. The recipe has just 5 ingredients, including salt and pepper; turning an underused vegetable into a delicious savory side. The celery mellows as it cooks, yielding to a knife but still with enough crunch to keep it interesting. Perfect to pair with meat for a low carb dinner. Or add it to your Thanksgiving or holiday table for something a little different!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 48kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 12 stalks of celery
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable stock


  • Wash the celery then top and tail it, reserving any leaves for later.
  • Cut the celery, on the diagonal, into 1 inch chunks.
  • Melt the butter in a heavy based skillet or pan (one that has a lid)
  • Add the celery, salt and pepper, then sauté gently for 5 minutes until it has started to soften.
  • Add the stock and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover the pan and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and cook for a further 5 minutes so the liquid can evaporate.
  • Serve garnished with any reserved leaves.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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