Stuffed Celery Boat


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15 min
45 min
1 hour

What You Need

  • Dandy™ Celery Sticks, cut into 2-inches pieces or Dandy™ celery dippers™
  • white mushrooms, trimmed and cleaned
  • 3/4 pound sweet Italian sausage, removed from the casings
  • 6 green onions, white and green parts, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 ounces Boursin Cheese
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons panko crumbs
  • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan, divided use
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves, divide use
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1 - 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes

Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Thinly slice the bottom of the celery sticks so they will lie flat for filling. Place prepared sticks side-by-side on a baking sheet. Set aside. 
  3. To make the filling: In a large frying pan, crumble and cook the sausage until browned and cooked, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove the pan from heat, drain, and set aside the sausage to cool. Once cooled, add the sausage, mushroom, green onions, and garlic cloves to a food processor bowl (alternatively, you can use a blender) and pulse in a 2-second burst until well blended. Add the Boursin cheese and pulse until well blended. Scrape the mixture into a large bowl, and add the Panko crumbs, 1/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese, and 2 tablespoons of minced parsley. Mix and fold until well combined. Set aside.
  4. To make the topping: In a small bowl, melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a microwave-safe dish. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of Panko crumbs and Parmesan cheese and mix until well combined. Stir in the remaining tablespoon of parsley leaves and red pepper flakes. Set aside. 
  5. Transfer the filling into a pastry bag and pipe it onto prepared celery sticks (alternately, you can fill it with a small spatula). Sprinkle topping, leaving 1/3 of the topping mixture to garnish once baked.
  6. Transfer assembled celery boats to the oven and bake for 30 minutes until the top is lightly golden. Remove from the oven. Garnish with remaining topping and serve immediately.