Bacon, Cranberry, & Pecan Stuffed Celery

Sunday Funday is all about the celery today.  I saw the prompt and I was like, celery??  Really?

I use celery quite frequently as the base to many of my soups, stews, and casseroles, but celery is never the star of the show.  I almost never even serve celery sticks as a vegetable option!  So I was feeling a little perplexed.

Then I remembered some fabulous stuffed celery I had at a get-together last summer.  I didn’t have the recipe, but attempted to replicate it the best I could from memory.

The celery sticks are totally delicious and since there’s celery involved and lowfat cream cheese, we can pretend these are healthy and eat many of them as an appetizer!

Looking for more creative ways to use celery?

Bacon, Cranberry, & Walnut Stuffed Celery

Adapted from Just a Pinch

8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened

⅓ cup crumbled bacon pieces

⅓ cup candied pecans

⅓ cup dried cranberries

¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese

½ teaspoon onion powder

½ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon paprika

2-3 tablespoons milk, optional

Celery sticks

Cut celery sticks into 3-inch pieces and place on a plate or serving tray.  Stir together the remaining ingredients, adding milk as needed to thin the mixture enough to stir and spread.  Use a knife to spread the filling into the celery sticks.  Cover and refrigerate for 1-hour to allow the flavors to meld.  Serve cold.


  1. Celery in celery! That sounds wonderful with all of the other ingredients!

  2. Salty bacon with dried cranberries and cream cheese in a celery stick would be my ideal appetizer! Love, love, love this, especially with the addition of cheddar and candied pecans!

  3. Wow Amy, you've just made celery stalks and cream cheese more fun. Never thought of adding cranberries, nuts, etc to make it more appealing.


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