Cauliflower Chowder

Cauliflower Chowder

A creamy, low carb, hearty and wonderfully cozy soup! A yummy recipe used in our Cooking with Colours class for 4 to 8 year olds to learn the tasty nutrients in white foods. Packed with veggies, kids love the smooth creaminess of this soup.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Keyword: cauliflower chowder, soup, cauliflower recipes, kid friendly recipes
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Damndelicious.net

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery diced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup 2% milk can use coconut milk for non-dairy
  • 1 head cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Instructions

Method:

  • Heat a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery.
  • Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in cauliflower and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, until barely crisp-tender, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower are tender, about 12-15 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. If the chowder is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with bacon and parsley, if desired.