Creamy Celery Soup with Stilton Cheese - a perfect Seasonal Starter!

Published Saturday, Dec 7 2013, 10:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
Fenland celery is in season from October to December so embrace this tasty vegetable and try out this warming soup.

This particular type of celery has a unique nutty-sweet flavour so it's a great addition to any dish. The soup combines Fenland celery with Stilton cheese for a creamy texture and wonderful taste. Follow this easy method to make a lovely soup and also your very own cheesy croutons, which will add a nice crunch.

Creamy celery soup

© Fenland Celery


  • 1oz butter or margarine
  • 1 small or ½ medium celeriac, chopped
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 whole head of fresh Fenland Celery with leaves, chopped (reserve some leaf for garnishing)
  • 850ml vegetable or chicken stock
  • 150ml milk
  • 75g Stilton cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • For the croutons:
  • 1 small white loaf (1 day old), cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 50g Cheddar, grated


1 Melt the butter or margarine and add the celeriac. Stir and then sweat for 3-4 minutes before adding the leek and garlic and cooking for a further 3-4 minutes.
2 Add the chopped celery and stock. Gently simmer with the lid on for 15 minutes or until the celery is just soft. Remove from heat and leave to cool.
3 Liquidise and then sieve if a smoother texture is desired. Stir in the milk and cheese and reheat until the cheese has dissolved, taking care not to let it boil.
4 Garnish with croutons (recipe below) and 1 teaspoon finely chopped celery leaf.

Cheesy croutons:
1 Mix the bread cubes, olive oil and grated cheese in a bowl. Scatter onto a baking tray and cook for 20 minutes at 180C/350F/Gas5.
2 Cook for another 10 minutes if not golden brown. Cool and store in an airtight container for up to a week.

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes

Nutrition Information

Serves 4

Try these other yummy simple to make home-made soups:
Creamy Cheese & Red Onion Soup
Hearty Italian Vegetable Soup
Super Healthy Watercress Soup
Cauliflower Soup