Sauteed Celery

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This Sautéed Celery is a great side dish on its own or delicious when mixed in a stir fry. It adds so much texture and flavor! You’ll love how tender yet crisp the celery cooks up in a skillet.

fork holding pieces of Sauteed Celery

Celery Side Dish

Looking for a healthy and delicious side dish? This sautéed celery hits the spot. It’s super simple to pan fry and gives any vegetable dish a tender crunch that you’ll love. You can even make it ahead of time and save in the fridge to top salads, casseroles, or even toss into a soup pot.

spatula scooping up Sauteed Celery

You can use any seasonings you like on vegetables. We kept it simple with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. The seasonings infuse the celery with flavor and compliment any dish that you wish to top with the sautéed celery.

Sauteed Celery in a frying pan

Love healthy side dishes? How about trying Carrot Apple Slaw With Radishes, Easy Sautéed Zucchini (Healthy Pan-Fried Zucchini Recipe), or Easy Healthy Roasted Eggplant Cubes Recipe. So much flavor here!

How To Make Sautéed Celery

Start by washing and chopping up 2 cups of celery.

Drizzle the frying pan with oil and add the celery. Turn the heat to high.

Once the celery and oil start sizzling, turn down the heat to medium high and stir up the celery.

plate of Sauteed Celery

Cook for about 10 minutes (stirring every minute) or until the celery is tender to your liking. If, at any point, the celery starts to burn before it is done cooking, just turn down the heat.

Now that the celery is cooked, it’s time to season it. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then mix everything together to coat the celery in seasonings.

Turn off the heat and use a spatula to move the celery to a serving plate or bowl.

seasoned, Sauteed Celery on a plate

Cooking Tips

  • Use as much or as little cooking oil as you prefer, it is just for flavor
  • Olive oil is used in this recipes, but you could also use coconut oil or butter for cooking
  • Season celery after it cooks, as it shrinks during the cooking process
  • Use any seasonings you like on vegetables

chopped celery cooking up in a pan

Does Cooking Celery Make It Less Bitter?

Yes! Sautéing or boiling celery gives it a more mild taste than fresh celery. You can then boost the flavor by adding seasonings after the celery has cooked.

spatula mixing up seasoned Sauteed Celery

Do You Peel Celery Before Cooking?

You do not need to peel celery before it. However, if it is your preference, you can certainly peel off the outer (ribs) layer before cooking your celery.

chopped celery sautéing in a skillet

What To Serve With Sautéed Celery

Other sautéed vegetables would add even more flavor to this dish. Try mixing sautéed celery with Sautéed Arugula, Sautéed Eggplant, and Sautéed Carrots Recipe for a tasty and healthy side dish.

Or use sautéed celery as a tender-crisp topping for meals like Cabbage And Eggs, Chicken Zucchini Mushrooms Cauliflower Rice Stir Fry, or Shrimp And Vegetable Stir Fry Recipe With Bean Sprouts.

fork holding bite of Sauteed Celery

More Pan Fried Sides To Try

Pan Fried Tomatoes

Crispy Pan Fried Kale Recipe

Easy Pan Fried Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Pan Fried Mushrooms Recipe

Sautéed Frozen Vegetables

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Sauteed Celery

This Sautéed Celery is a great side dish on its own or delicious when mixed in a stir fry. It adds so much texture and flavor! You'll love how tender yet crisp the celery cooks up in a skillet.
Prep Time3 minutes
Cook Time11 minutes
Total Time14 minutes
Course: Side Dish, Vegetable
Keyword: Sauteed Celery
Cooking Method: sauteed
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 17kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups celery washed and chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  • Start by washing and chopping up 2 cups of celery.
  • Drizzle the frying pan with oil and add the celery. Turn the heat to high.
  • Once the celery and oil start sizzling, turn down the heat to medium high and stir up the celery.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes (stirring every minute) or until the celery is tender to your liking. If, at any point, the celery starts to burn before it is done cooking, just turn down the heat.
  • Now that the celery is cooked, it's time to season it. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Then mix everything together to coat the celery in seasonings.
  • Turn off the heat and use a spatula to move the celery to a serving plate or bowl.

Notes

  • Use as much or as little cooking oil as you prefer, it is just for flavor
  • Olive oil is used in this recipes, but you could also use coconut oil or butter for cooking
  • Season celery after it cooks, as it shrinks during the cooking process
  • Use any seasonings you like on vegetables
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 17kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 227IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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