braised celery sticks and leaves with pasta shells

Braised Celery, Onions and Pasta

A simple dish in which you can substitute many of the ingredients with other ingredients. Subtly sauced, but dangerously delicious!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: braised celery onions and pasta, celery and pasta recipes, celery pasta recipe, pasta with celery
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 208kcal


  • 1 Medium nonstick skillet


  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter or margarine
  • 2 ½ cups celery diced; cut and reserve leaves for garnish
  • ¼ cup onion red, white, vidalia OR 1/4 tsp. onion Bouillion paste
  • 16 oz. pasta any kind you want; we used small shells
  • 2 ½ cups Beef + Vegetable Broth Mix (70/30 blend; 2 cups beef + 1/2 cup vegetable)
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tsp. Dash Original seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning
  • 2 tsp. organic turmeric
  • ½ Tbsp. chicken Bouillon Powder


  • Place butter in a medium pan and melt until slightly brown.
  • Add celery and onion (or bouillon paste), sprinkle pepper, and Mrs. Dash's seasonings. Sauté until tender.
  • Add pasta and stir until covered with remaining butter in the pot.
  • Add broth until pasta is slightly covered. Stir and add turmeric, as well as a bit more pepper (if needed).
  • After 7 - 9 minutes, the pasta should become tender and the broth has absorbed a bit. Reduce heat to simmer and add bouillon powder.
  • After 2 - 3 minutes, the dish will thicken.
  • Add reserved leaves as garnish and serve hot. Enjoy!


You can use any pasta you like. Of course, you can swap out the broth. You can even make this a main dish or an entree and add chicken, ground turkey, or any meat you choose!


Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 184mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 397IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 1mg
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