On cold and dreary mornings, I just want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a cup of warm soup. I have a lot of favorite soups… tomato bisque, potato, and chicken and dumplings. My all-time favorite soup, hands down, is homemade cauliflower soup.
Cauliflower soup isn’t a common soup you can find in restaurants or in a can at the grocery store (not that you’d want it from a can, anyway), but it is a truly remarkable soup that deserves more credit than it usually gets. It’s creamy, rich and flavorful, just like every good soup should be.
- One head of cauliflower, broken into small florets
- 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
- salt and pepper
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/2 tsp ground thyme
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Turn oven onto broil. Coat cauliflower with 2 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread out onto a baking sheet. Broil cauliflower in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until slightly browned. Keep a close eye on it, because broiling can go from perfect to ruined, very quickly. Remove from oven and set aside.
Warm 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and saute for 5 minutes, or until translucent. Add in minced garlic and saute 1 minute. Add cauliflower, wine and thyme. Simmer 5 minutes, then add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Transfer cauliflower soup to a blender or food processor, and blend until smooth. Return to pot.
Add heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and salt and pepper. Warm an additional 5 minutes, then serve.
Here are some great variations to make it especially unique!
- Add some crumbled bacon on top
- Mix in a teaspoon of Sriracha for a spicy kick
- Make it with your own homemade chicken broth
Have you ever tried Cauliflower Soup before? What is your favorite homemade soup?
Hi, this is Andrea from Homemade for Elle. I am thrilled to be a contributor to Natural Living Mamma!
I live in New Mexico with my husband and my two-year-old daughter. After my daughter was born, I jumped on the “green and crunchy” bandwagon, and have been striving to eliminate toxic products from our lives. I make my own household cleaners and beauty products. I create wholesome, delicious meals from real food ingredients, and keep processed junk out of my home.
I have a background in finance, and strive to live a debt free life (although I have a ways to go). I enjoy reading, writing and living in ways that are environmentally friendly and frugal. I love taking pictures of nature, food and my daughter. I garden, I read labels, and I play the piano.
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