Celery Substitute in Stuffing

Celery is a popular vegetable that people like because of how crunchy it is. You can put it in a lot of different dishes, like celery stuffing with celery slaw on the side.

Celery isĀ used in many cooking cuisines and none the more than giving stuffing, or dressings its special taste.

If you don’t have any celery or a guest doesn’t like the way it tastes you can still make turkey dressing without celery

Fennel Stalks

It works very well in place of the celery stalk. It looks and tastes a lot like the stem. But in the process, it’s also more likely to be passed over. It also tastes a little bit more crunchy when it’s uncooked, and you do not need as much in stuffing else it will be overpowering.

The stalk of the fennel tastes like black licorice, which is very different from celery. If you like how celery tastes, you might not like this. But for those who aren’t a fan of celery, this could be a great alternative.

Using a Little Fennel in Turkey Dressing Is a Good Substitute for Diced Celery
Using a Little Fennel in Turkey Dressing Is a Good Substitute for Diced Celery


In any dressing, jicama is a great substitute for celery. The Mexican yam bean is a great addition to any dish because it is crunchy and tastes good. It’s a great choice for any dressing because its sweet and nutty flavors go well together.


Cardoons look a lot like celery. It has the same bunch-like shape as a regular celery stalk, but its leaves are a bit more pointed. Even though they look like celery, their taste is very different from that of regular celery.

Even though you can eat these raw, they taste bitter because of how they grow. When they are cooked, they are soft and sweet and if diced can make your thanksgiving dressing have a unique taste. Again you do not need as many of them as celery.

In many recipes, you can use these instead of celery. They can also be used in other dishes, like a stew.


It is related to celery and is often used in cooking recipes. It tastes and smells just like the real thing. It’s also a great way to replace any vegetable.

You shouldn’t use it until it’s cooked all the way through. If you’re going to eat it raw, slice it very thin. Even though it’s best not to eat raw celeriac, you can also eat it that way.


Even though leeks are often used in place of celery in dishes like soup and risotto, it’s important to remember that they need to be cooked for a long time.

Celery can get soft quickly, but leeks can take a while longer. To get the texture you want, change the cooking times to get the result you want.

However, leeks also can add a sweet taste to your dressing, however , so it’s a matter of preference.

Using A Variety Of Different Onions Can Be Used as a Replacement for Celery
Using A Variety Of Different Onions Can Be Used as a Replacement for Celery


Onions are another common ingredient in Thanksgiving dressing. They provide a nice sweetness and an onion flavor. They also give a nice color to the dressing. You can try adding some different styles of onions

  • Brown Onions
  • White Onions
  • Spring Onions 

Can Celery Seeds Be Used Instead of Celery Stalks?

Wild celery seeds can be used to make things like crackers and soup. Compared to the popular variety you can buy at the store, this seed has a stronger flavor and is very close to the original.

Garlic and Celery Seeds.

Garlic is one of the main ingredients in making stuffing. Garlic can be used will celery seeds to replace celery.

Even though it’s an excellent idea to cook with the stalks of fresh celery plants, you shouldn’t use the seeds instead of the stalks. If you do that then the texture and taste will disappear. 

Only use them for a taste replacement.

Even though celery seeds can’t be used in place of regular celery, they can still give a dish a unique flavor.

How Many Celery Seeds to Replace a Celery Stalk?

It’s hard to compare how a plant tastes to how a spice made from it tastes.  Tale 1/2 teaspoon of ground celery seed will be similar in taste to 1 full stalk of celery

But it’s best to add it slowly and taste it until you get the flavor you want. In a pinch, you can also use the seeds if you have everything else.

Can Celery Leaves Be Used in Place of Celery Stalks?

It might seem like a good idea to use some of the celery plant leaves instead of the stalk in your soup or salad, but in turkey stuffing they do not really work so we don’t think it is a good idea.

Can I Use Celery Salt Instead of Celery Stalks?

You can use celery salt instead of fresh celery in a recipe if you don’t have any, but only for taste not texture.

However, it’s important to taste the dish as you’re making it to make sure it’s not too salty.  Furthermore, if you’re using celery salt, you should probably cut back on other spices because celery salt tends to be quite strong.

What Is the Difference Between Celery Seed and Celery Powder?

Celery powder is basically celery seeds whereas celery powder is just the seeds themselves ground.