Through the winter, especially, we eat a lot of soup. It warms the body and the soul, is easy to throw together, can be easily doubled to feed a crowd and is an easy way to add some veggies to our diet when fresh produce isn't readily available. Winter is coming to an end, and I have high hopes that spring is here, but the snow on the ground this morning reminded me that it's not here yet, not really. This is a favorite soup recipe of mine which was inspired by Pioneer Woman. She's such an inspiration in the kitchen and I like to think that I know her from way back. Like, I was reading her blog and following her recipes back in 2010. I know, I know, we're old chums. And I love that she is married to a rancher and homeschools and lives out in the country. Anyway, here's a delicious recipe, based on her Cauliflower Soup.

Cauliflower Soup
  • 1 stick Butter, Divided
  • 1/4 cup Onion, Finely Diced
  • 4 whole Carrots, Finely Diced
  • 1-2 whole Cauliflower Heads (roughly Chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons Fresh Or Dried Parsley, Chopped
  • 2 quarts Low-sodium Chicken Broth Or Stock
  • 6 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • 2 teaspoons Salt, To Taste
  • Optional sour cream to serve on top

INSTRUCTIONS
In a large soup pot, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes, or until it starts to turn brown. 

Add the carrots. Cook an additional couple of minutes. Add the cauliflower and parsley and stir to combine. 

Cover and cook over very low heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pour in chicken stock or broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer.

In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Mix the flour with one cup milk and whisk to combine. Add flour-milk mixture slowly to the butter, whisking constantly. Stir in the rest (2 cups) of milk.

Add mixture to the simmering soup. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Check seasoning and add more salt or pepper if necessary. 

Serve immediately
 


Comments

Becky
03/14/2016 7:36pm

Looks delicious. I love a meatless soup in the Spring.

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I love soup especially when it’s winter. Ber months are already here and I’ve been searching for soup recipes that are delicious and healthy. I’m glad that I found this cauliflower recipe! Honestly, I didn’t know that cauliflower can be the main ingredient of a soup. I remember the first time I ate a cauliflower, it was cauliflower fillet. I didn’t realize that it’s cauliflower because it tasted just like fish fillet. Since then, I love the idea of eating a cauliflower. I’m sure my mother would love to cook this recipe especially when I heard that cauliflower is her favorite vegetable. Thank you very much for sharing this healthy recipe for all of your readers to enjoy!

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This is an extraordinary recipe. Interesting approach. I would make it soon.

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