Stuffed Celery Appetizer. Stalks of celery are filled with cream cheese, chopped green olives and walnuts. A holiday appetizer family favorite that’s so easy to make and so satisfying with flavor. Everyone loves celery sticks.
I happen to think that a stock of celery is the perfect vessel for a mixture of cream cheese and chopped green pimento-stuffed olives. Throw in some crunchy walnuts and some blue cheese and you’ve got an appetizer full of memories.
Family Favorite Holiday Appetizers
The holidays are upon us and with it comes all of the gatherings with family, friends and food. And I can’t imagine a Thanksgiving or Christmas without stuffed celery on our relish plate.
Growing up, I remember the wonderful aromas of a turkey or ham in the oven was torture for a room full of us hungry kids, so we’d always sneak bites off the relish plate while waiting for dinner.
It seemed the stuffed celery always took the biggest hit, and along with some uncles, we’d all be fighting for that last stalk. When I got married, my mother-in-law always prepared stuffed celery and would serve it on the same fancy cut glass dish each year.
So why not add some stuffed celery on your relish plate this year. But don’t just grab any old jar of olives, pick quality and flavorful Mezzetta. My grocery store shelves have a fabulous selection of Mezzetta products, making building a great relish plate a breeze to keep those holiday memories alive for my own holiday gatherings.
Let’s take a look at this celery stuffed with cream cheese and olives. Easy and addictive.
Recipe for Stuffed Celery Sticks with Green Olives
I hope you give this Stuffed Celery Appetizer recipe a try. And if you do, please come back and let me know how you liked it and give the recipe a star rating.
Your feedback is valuable to me for developing future recipes. And if you have a favorite stuffed celery stick recipe, let me know, I’d love to give it a try.
More Holiday Appetizer Recipes
And if you love preparing small bite appetizer recipes, check out my Appetizer Category. You’ll find tons of ideas including the most popular appetizer recipe on my site, Pickled Beets, perfect for your holiday relish tray.
- 12 inch stalks of celery cleaned and cut into 3 to 4 pieces
- 8 ounces of cream cheese room temperature
- 10 pimento stuffed green olives chopped
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
- 1 tablespoon heaping sour cream
- 1 tablespoon milk
- Fresh ground pepper to taste
- Bring cream cheese to room temperature. In the meantime clean and slice celery. When the cream cheese is softened, add olives, walnuts, blue cheese and sour cream. Mix very well, adding milk if needed to make the mixture spreadable.
- With a spreader, heap the cream cheese mixture on the stalks of celery.
Stuffed Celery Sticks …They’re what’s for an Appetizer.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! And please … over eat … I insist! 🙂