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Stuffed celery filled with delicious creamy cheeses, mayonnaise, and seasonings, this popular recipe is perfect when you need a quick and easy, party-pleasing appetizer or simple savory snack.
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  1. Stuffed Celebry - A Delicious Mix To Stuff Your Sticks
  2. Why We Love This Stuffed Celery Recipe
  3. Ingredients / Shopping List
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools to Make this Recipe
  6. How to Make Stuffed Celery
  7. Tips
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Low-Carb Recipes
  11. Stuffed Celery Recipe

Stuffed celery can be made in mere minutes using 6 basic ingredients (plus any optional garnish) and is always a family favorite. Filled with a delicious blend of creamy cheeses, mayonnaise, and seasonings, this popular recipe is the perfect complement to any menu when you need a quick and easy, party-pleasing appetizer or simple savory snack.

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Stuffed Celebry – A Delicious Mix To Stuff Your Sticks

Growing up, there was never an appetizer tray that did not include celery stuffed with something, whether it was peanut butter, hummus, tuna, or chicken salad, partly because it was so easy to prepare in advance, but also because it was a tasty tradition. This slightly more sophisticated Stuffed Celery recipe, with its wonderful flavors and textures, makes a delicious centerpiece for a party platter and goes beyond the basics of boring crudites.

Simply stated, everyone loves stuffed sticks because it is the perfect handheld vessel for housing your favorite filling. That’s why I knew I needed to create a recipe that was fun to eat for everyone and would be a perfect food for making memories at any party or holiday meal. Tangy, creamy, cool, and savory, the versatile and customizable filling makes the best scoopable mixture for stuffing inside every crunchy, crispy stalk of celery.

Why We Love This Stuffed Celery Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Makes a great after school snack or simple make-ahead appetizer.
  • Delicious contrast of flavors and textures.
  • Perfect for tailgating on game day, potlucks, parties, and holiday appetizers!
  • Low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
  • Customizable and versatile dip that you can use with a veggie platter or crackers. 
stuffed celery

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • Celery
  • Cream cheese
  • Mayonnaise: You can substitute the mayonnaise with miracle whip.
  • Packet hidden valley ranch dry dressing mix: Feel free to substitute with dry Italian dressing mix.
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • Shredded mozzarella: Any shredded cheese can be substituted for the mozzarella.
  • Smoked paprika (optional garnish)
stuffed celery on the plate

Substitutions and Additions

  • Garnish: For extra flavor, feel free to add cayenne pepper, everything seasoning, or dried/fresh parsley. or
  • Make It Nutty: Pecans and walnuts can add a ton of flavor to the filling mixture.
  • Change The Cheese: Pecorino, blue cheese, parmesan, or cheddar can be used instead of mozzarella.
  • Get Dipping: This cream cheese mixture tastes great on top of crackers, small toasts, slices of bread or with any other fresh vegetable.
  • Double the Decoration: Simple additions, like dried cranberries, raisins, crispy bacon bits, thinly sliced green onions, and olives add extra flavor and texture, and double as colorful decorations.
  • Handheld mixer
  • Mixing bowl

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How to Make Stuffed Celery

Stuffed celery can be made in 10 quick minutes using 6 basic ingredients (plus any optional garnish). Filled with a delicious blend of creamy and crunchy textures, this is a perfect recipe when you need an easy, party-pleasing appetizer or simple savory snack.

  1. Remove tops and bottoms of celery and cut stalks in half.
    Pro-Tip: Make sure to wash celery stalks/ribs well. It is also important to pat them dry before filling them. Feel free to buy pre-cut celery to make this recipe even easier and faster!
    cutting the celery
  2. Beat together the cream cheese and mayonnaise with a mixer.
    Beat together the cream cheese and mayonnaise with a mixer
  3. Add ranch dressing and cracked pepper to cream cheese mixture and mix until combined.
    Add ranch dressing and cracked pepper
  4. Fold mozzarella into the mixture.
    mozzarela mix in the bowl
  5. Spoon and spread the filling into the celery stalks.
    spoon ingredient into celery
  6. Sprinkle paprika over the stuffed celery stalks if desired.
    sprinkle paprika into celery
  7. Arrange on platter or serving dish and enjoy!
    Pro Tip: Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

Tips

  • Super crisp celery is a must for a good celery stick. If your celery has become a little wilted in the refrigerator, simply place it in cold water and add a few ice cubes–it will spring back to life!

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
stuffed celery on the plate

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make stuffed celery in advance?

You can make the cream cheese mixture in advance and keep it refrigerated until you are ready to stuff the celery. It will keep for 3 days in the refrigerator. You can also stuff the celery and refrigerate it overnight.

How else can I stuff my celery?

You can stuff celery with nut butter and top with dried fruit, such as raisins or cranberries. Or, fill your celery sticks with homemade tuna, crab, or chicken salad. Cottage cheese would taste great too!

Can I make this recipe vegan?

You can make this recipe vegan by substituting the cream cheese, mayonnaise, and cheese with non-dairy alternatives.

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4.92 from 12 votes
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Stuffed Celery

Serves — 16
Stuffed celery filled with delicious creamy cheeses, mayonnaise, and seasonings, this popular recipe is perfect when you need a quick and easy, party-pleasing appetizer or simple savory snack.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 full stalks of celery washed and dried
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce packet hidden valley ranch dry dressing mix
  • ½ tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella
  • smoked paprika optional garnish

Instructions
 

  • Cut off tops and bottoms of the celery.
  • Cut the stalks in half. Set the stalks aside.
  • Using a medium size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle the packet of ranch dressing and fresh cracked pepper over the cream cheese mixture. Continue to mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Fold in the shredded mozzarella.
  • Spoon in and spread the cream cheese mixture into the celery stalks.
  • Lightly sprinkle the smoked paprika over the stuffed celery stalks, if desired. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Tips:
  • Make sure to wash celery stalks/ribs well. It is also important to pat them dry before filling them.
  • Feel free to buy pre-cut celery to make this recipe even easier and faster!
  • Super crisp celery is a must for a good celery stick. If your celery has become a little wilted in the refrigerator, simply place it in cold water and add a few ice cubes–it will spring back to life!

Nutrition Info

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 145mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. 4 stars
    I gave this a try and over all I liked it, however I felt the original recipe was too salty for my taste. To cut the saltiness, I used a full block of cream cheese and also added in 1/4 cup of sour cream. I also added in 2 TBS of chopped green onion. I will make this again because it is really good with fresh veggies (I used fresh bell peppers) and even as a sandwich spread. However, next time I will cut back the amount of the Ranch seasoning to only 1 TBS instead of the entire package. That is simply my preference as I am not a fan of overly salty foods. Thank you for sharing your recipe.