Super Secret Celery Dip Recipe

Shhh…. I’m about to share my Secret Celery Dip Recipe.  Don’t tell anyone.  I promised to keep it a secret.

This was given to me with strict instructions to never ever share it.

(you know what i’m going to do, don’t you.)

super secret celery dip

The story goes that the mother of the woman who gave me the recipe had this amazing celery dish at a country club buffet.  She begged the chef for the recipe, and he gave it to her with the understanding that she not share it with anyone else.

So when I was given the gift (as a wedding gift from the country club woman’s daughter), I was forbidden to share the recipe.  The recipe card actually says “secret recipe” on it.  She told me the recipe was a family heirloom.

Hence the name.

secret recipes taste better

Super Secret Celery Dip Recipe

(somehow, i just can’t follow directions and keep that stuff a secret.  i suspect that irritates my dear MIL.)

This is deceptively simple to make, but it is absolutely yummy.  My husband and his dad both go nuts for this recipe. It’s on my must-make list for most holidays.

(did i mention that of all the wedding gifts we got, this one is what excited my husband the most?)

I think it’s best made with original cream cheese, but I’ve made it with the low fat and even no fat varieties.  It worked, but my husband said it was good, but not quite as creamy as he was used to.

Super Secret Celery Dip
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4-6
Quick and simple appetizer that tastes like it was hard to make.
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (the large container, it works ok with lo or non-fat varieties)
  • 1 beef boullion cube
  • 1 tablespoon boiling hot water
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onions or minced garlic
  • 1 bunch celery, cleaned and prepped
  1. In the bottom of your mixer bowl, soften the bouillon cube in the hot water.
  2. Use your high speed mixer to whip the cream cheese with the minced onions and softened bouillon cube. Keep mixing until it is soft and fluffy.
  3. Gently pipe the cream cream mixture into the prepared celery.
  4. Alternately, you can mound the fluffy cream cheese mixture into a bowl and serve it with celery on the side.
  5. Garnish with celery or seasoned salt if desired.

(sigh. i know… it’s the only reason i own bouillon cubes.  i’ve tried replacements but the old cheap salt cubes work best.  sorry.)

It goes well with a Bloody Mary.  I don’t even LIKE Bloody Mary’s, but there’s something about this combo that makes me want more of both.

One Last Word on my Super Secret Celery Recipe

I’ve mentioned it before, but it bears repeating.  I used to have a food blog.  I have most of my photo archives from the old blog, and I was looking through them in preparation for this post.

I saved all the photos, not just the ones I used.

I thought you might get a giggle out of this one.

food photography gone bad

Do you have a similar recipe? Did we know the same chef?  Do you have a caption for my celery photo?

caption this photo of celery

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Susan Baker
I have a passion for encouraging weary worn out mothers to find joy in everyday motherhood and peace in unlikely places. I have two elementary school boys, one nerdy husband, and two cats. I have a strange fascination for bad puns, the color pink, socks, and books. I worry about running out of toilet paper, wine, and chocolate.. I serve an amazing God. I live an ordinary life filled with wonder.
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