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Stuffed Celery Sticks With Cream Cheese (Vintage Family Recipe)

This stuffed celery sticks recipe is filled with a savory creamy cheese filling &  topped with crushed walnuts. This is a retro family favorite recipe we make for every single holiday – it’s a simple crowd pleaser recipe that goes quick!

These fantastic stuffed celeries are an great appetizer or side dish to make for any gathering. We always enjoy them on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and 4th of July. They’re great for a year-round treat.

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This recipe is probably my all-time-favorite family recipe! It’s retro, a little weird, and totally delicious. The creamy dip is made with a few secret ingredients, which makes these celeries totally irresistible.

It’s a great no-cook appetizer to make when you’re running short on time. Mix the filling in a bowl, spread it into celery sticks, and top with crushed walnuts. 

These Stuffed Celery Sticks Are

  • Creamy
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Bright
  • A Family Favorite
  • A Fantastic Holiday Appetizer
  • Vegetarian & Gluten Free
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A No-Cook Appetizer Recipe That’s Perfect All Year

This no-cook stuffed celery sticks recipe is a quick and simple recipe.  I love a good no-cook recipe for those days when I’m not feeling like standing around the stove, or for summer nights when it’s too hot to cook. I have a whole collection of recipes that require zero cooking at all, check them out here!  

This appetizer comes together in about 10 minutes, and doesn’t require the stove or microwave to make. Just use a few pantry staple ingredients and you have a quick meal ready in no time.  And very little to clean up afterwards… an added bonus!

What’s In This Retro Stuffed Celery Recipe?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

  • Celery – I like using organic celery, and I usually buy a big head and chop up the individual stalks myself.
  • Cream Cheese – I use a regular cream cheese, not whipped.
  • Chili Sauce – the secret ingredient in my family’s stuffed celery recipe!  You can usually find chili sauce near the ketchup or the cocktail sauce in the grocery store. I’ve also ordered it online when I can’t find it at the store – I like using this Heinz chili sauce
  • Onion – for a little extra flavor in the spread.
  • Walnuts: because I love adding good ingredients to me recipes when I can. I stocked up a few bags of these walnuts which are a great value for the quality. And they give the recipe the perfect crunch.
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How Do I Make Stuffed Celery with Cream Cheese?

  1. Remove cream cheese from the refrigerator, and place on the counter for at least 1 hour until it comes to room temperature and is soft.
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, chili sauce, and grated onion. Mix well to combine.
  3. Chop the celery stalks into large 4-inch pieces. Lay them on a plate.
  4. Take each celery, and using a spoon, fill with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat until all celery stalks are filled.
  5. Place walnuts in a plastic baggie, and remove the air. Seal the bag. Take a rolling pin, and crush the walnuts inside of the bag. Sprinkle the crushed walnuts on top of the celery sticks.
  6. Refrigerate, and serve cold.

Make Stuffed Celery Sticks Vegetarian for a Better Appetizer

This vegetarian stuffed celery sticks recipe is a simple way to get extra veggies in your diet. I’m all about making recipes plant-based when I can. Vegetarian cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. 

By building meals around vegetarian pantry staples and swapping in a few plant-based ingredients you can make better meals for you and your family. I made a list of my 125 favorite vegan pantry ingredients that we use on a weekly basis, and check out all my vegetarian recipes here that are on The Herbeevore. These easy and tasty recipes are fantastic meatless meals for your table.

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Stuffed Celery Sticks

Kelly Jensen
This stuffed celery sticks recipe is filled with a savory creamy cheese filling &  topped with crushed walnuts. This is a retro family favorite recipe we make for every single holiday – it’s a simple crowd pleaser recipe that goes quick!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Retro
Servings 9 servings
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 18 4- inch celery sticks 1 stalk = 2 or 3 sticks
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 8 ounces chili sauce
  • 1/4 onion grated
  • 1/4 cup walnuts crushed

Instructions
 

  • Remove cream cheese from the refrigerator, and place on the counter for at least 1 hour until it comes to room temperature and is soft.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese, chili sauce, and grated onion. Mix well to combine.
  • Chop the celery stalks into large 4-inch pieces. Lay them on a plate.
  • Take each celery, and using a spoon, fill with the cream cheese mixture. Repeat until all celery stalks are filled.
  • Place walnuts in a plastic baggie, and remove the air. Seal the bag. Take a rolling pin, and crush the walnuts inside of the bag. Sprinkle the crushed walnuts on top of the celery sticks.
  • Refrigerate, and serve cold.

Notes

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Nutrition

Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 422mgPotassium: 161mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 538IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 36mgIron: 0.3mg
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