Celery Root and Potato Puree

There’s something really cool to me about going to the farmer’s market and finding new foods that the kids haven’t tried yet. I just picked up a big celery root (or celeriac, as it’s also known), which is quite unusual looking. It’s often knobby and brown with its big, green top sprouting out. The first time I looked at it, I had zero idea why you would even want to attempt turning it into something you could eat. I was so wrong. Just lob off the top, peel it and then you can make all kinds of things for you and for baby.

In this puree, it becomes super creamy and tastes like a cross between celery and potato. I’ve been known to serve Celery Root and Potato Puree with a little added butter when I’m having friends over.

Celery Root and Potato Puree Baby Bullet

Celery Root and Potato Puree 

Makes 3/4 cup

Good for ages 6-9 months

Ingredients

  • 1 potato, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium celery root, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4 cup whole milk (if over 10-12 months), breast milk or water

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in a steamer pot over boiling water.
  2. Steam for 8-10 minutes or until fork tender, reserving water in pot.
  3. Place celery root and potato in the Baby Bullet.
  4. Puree for 30 seconds. Add the milk and continue to puree. If it’s still too thick, add water from the pot.
  5. Puree until smooth.
  6. Cool and serve.

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About Catherine McCord

A native of Louisville, KY, Catherine modeled around the world in her teens, spending every spare second learning about and experiencing local cuisines. Craving more, she saved up her money and enrolled at The Institute for Culinary Education in Manhattan. When her beautiful baby boy Kenya was born, she spent hours on the internet researching feeding tips and fresh, healthy recipe ideas, but came up short. She found herself having conversations with friends who struggled with the same issues and quickly became their go-to girl for baby and child-friendly recipes. Now, Catherine shares her extensive research and experimentation in her own family kitchen on Weelicious.com and with her growing international audience on Facebook and Twitter. With a new recipe or tip debuting daily and how-to cooking videos posted every Friday, Weelicious is a wealth of information for parents, and a visual delight for foodies of any age.

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