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Stuffed Celery

close up shot of Stuffed Celery topped with smoked paprika piled on a wooden board
A handful of simple ingredients take plain celery and turn it into this stuffed celery sticks recipe for a perfect appetizer or snack.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 162 kcal


  • 8 whole stalks celery washed and dried
  • 6 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 ounce Hidden Valley Ranch dry dressing mix
  • ½ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • ¾ cup mozzarella shredded
  • smoked paprika optional garnish


  • Cut off tops and bottoms of the celery.
  • Cut the stalks in half. Set the stalks aside.
  • Using a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer, beat the cream cheese and mayonnaise for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle the packet of ranch dressing and fresh cracked pepper over the cream cheese mixture. Continue to mix until the ingredients are well incorporated.
  • Fold in the shredded mozzarella cheese.
  • Spoon in and spread the cream cheese mixture into the celery stalks.
  • Lightly sprinkle the smoked paprika over the stuffed celery stalks, if desired. Keep refrigerated until you are ready to serve.


PRO TIP: Make sure to rinse your celery well and dry with a paper towel before filling them.
PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature or you will end up with lumps in your filling.
PRO TIP: If you find it is too messy or difficult to get the filling into the celery, you could spoon it into a piping bag or ziploc bag and pipe it into the celery pieces.


Sodium: 445mgCalcium: 75mgVitamin C: 1mgVitamin A: 366IUSugar: 1gFiber: 1gPotassium: 43mgCholesterol: 35mgCalories: 162kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 6gFat: 15gProtein: 4gCarbohydrates: 3gIron: 1mg