Stuffed Celery with Cheese, Bacon, and Herbs (Low-Carb)

By electricdiet / October 8, 2020


These low-carb stuffed celery stalks are ready in minutes and are the perfect crunchy appetizers or snacks for summertime.

6 stuffed celery stalks on a plate

Stuffed celery is a fantastic keto snack! The combination of crunchy celery with a creamy filling is just perfection.

You can stuff celery with so many flavors. For this recipe, I used classic ingredients like bacon pieces and fresh herbs, but you can really go wild here.

How to make stuffed celery

Step 1: Fry the bacon on a very hot pan until it’s crispy. Set aside on pieces of paper towel to drain and cool.

Step 2: Clean the celery stalks, cut them in thirds, and set aside. Clean the fresh herbs and chop them into smaller pieces.

ingredients for stuffed celery on a wooden board

Tip: To make the celery sticks look nice and even, use a vegetable peeler and peel a layer off the bottom of the celery stalks so that they can stand upright on the plate.

Step 3: Add the cream cheese to a food processor and process until whipped and creamy. Stop to scrape down the sides if necessary. 

Step 4: Add in the cheddar cheese, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and bacon bits and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides as necessary.

Ingredients in the food processor

Tip: You can control the texture of the filling by blending it more or less. I prefer to have the mixture more on the chunky side so I only give it a few pulses. 

Blended ingredients in food processor

Step 5: Spoon the filling into the middle of the celery sticks, leaving an inch on the bottom free of filling and sprinkle with bacon pieces. This clear space makes it easier to handle the celery sticks.

Stuffed celery with crispy bacon bits

Filling variations

You can make these stuffed celery sticks your own in so many ways. If you have a favorite flavor that you love, feel free to experiment and try out a whole bunch of ingredients to get that flavor just right.

The rich cream cheese base works well with almost any flavor combination. You can try adding olives, pimento peppers, dill pickles, walnuts, and the list goes on. For some added kick, add a dash or two of hot sauce. 

If you would like a lighter tasting filling, try substituting some cream cheese with a few tablespoons of mayonnaise. 

Herbs and Spices

You can use fresh or dry herbs in this recipe. When substituting with dry herbs, you need to use less as dry herbs are typically more potent than fresh herbs. You can replace a tablespoon of fresh herbs with one teaspoon of dry herbs. 

In regards to spices, there are some spices you can use that compliment the stuffed celery well. Old Bay Seasoning, paprika (smoked or normal), and cumin are some to try out. Add according to taste, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon should do. 

Stuffed celery sticks on a plate

More healthy low-carb snack recipes

Great tasting snacks are a great way to keep your blood sugar levels stable and the hunger at bay!

Here are some of my favorite low-carb snacks to keep me going:

You can also check out my roundup of diabetes-friendly dinner recipes for more healthy low-carb inspiration.

When you’ve tried this stuffed celery recipe, please don’t forget to let me know how you liked it and rate the recipe in the comments below!

Recipe Card

Stuffed Celery with Cheese, Bacon, and Herbs

Celery sticks stuffed with a creamy and delicious filling and topped with crispy bacon bits are sure to become your new favourite keto snack! 

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:0 minutes

Total Time:10 minutes

Servings:9

Instructions

  • Fry the bacon on a very hot pan until it’s crispy. Set aside on pieces of paper towel to drain and cool.

  • Clean the celery stalks, cut them in thirds, and set aside. Clean the fresh herbs and chop them into smaller pieces.

  • Add the cream cheese to a food processor and process until whipped and creamy. Stop to scrape down the sides if necessary. 

  • Add in the cheddar cheese, fresh herbs, salt, pepper, and bacon bits and pulse until combined. Scrape down the sides as necessary.

  • Spoon the filling into the middle of the celery sticks, leaving an inch on the bottom free of filling and sprinkle with bacon pieces.

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 9 servings. Each serving is 1/3 stuffed celery stalk
You can use fresh or dry herbs in this recipe. You can replace a tablespoon of fresh herbs with one teaspoon of dry herbs. 
You can control the texture of the filling by blending it more or less. I prefer to have the mixture more on the chunky side so I only give it a few pulses. 

Nutrition Info Per Serving

Nutrition Facts

Stuffed Celery with Cheese, Bacon, and Herbs

Amount Per Serving (1 stuffed celery stick)

Calories 136
Calories from Fat 113

% Daily Value*

Fat 12.6g19%

Saturated Fat 7.5g38%

Trans Fat 0g

Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g

Monounsaturated Fat 2.8g

Cholesterol 39.4mg13%

Sodium 272.1mg11%

Potassium 79.9mg2%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Fiber 0.4g2%

Sugar 1.4g2%

Protein 4.2g8%

Net carbs 1.6g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Course: Appetizer

Cuisine: American

Keyword: low-carb stuffed celery



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