Recipes For My Boys: Cauliflower Soup

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cauliflower Soup

My oldest loves cauliflower.  I've roasted it whole and in pieces, steamed, boiled, made it Alfredo and into soup.  Any way I make it, he will eat it.   Last night it was Cauliflower Soup for us...what is your favorite way to eat cauliflower?

              Bits of vegetables, suspended in a smooth combination of milk and cream, 
melt in your mouth .

Cauliflower Soup

1 large head cauliflower
2 medium to large potatoes, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, diced
1 stalk celery, diced
2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1 1/2 cups 2% milk, or your favorite
1/4 cup heavy cream, more if you like it
2 Tablespoons olive oil
salt to taste
pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped (I didn't use)
3 Tablespoons fresh parsley or chives, chopped
freshly grated parmesan, to add to individual servings


In a large pot, heat 2 Tablespoons olive oil to medium heat.  Add onions and celery, cook until soft. Add garlic and cook another 2 minutes.  Add broth, thyme, cauliflower and potatoes.  Cook over medium heat until vegetables break down, 20 to 30 minutes.  Mash or puree in blender or food processor, leaving it a little chunky, if desired.  Stir in milk and heavy cream, simmer until heated through.  Season with salt and pepper.  Garnish with parsley or chives.  Enjoy!

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