When I was getting ready to fix lunch today, I found three containers of leftovers – steamed cauliflower, mashed potatoes and some carrots from our Sunday roast beef dinner. I decided to use everything up and make a cauliflower soup which had a great flavor and was thick and substantial. It made a nice lunch along with a warm roll on a chilly November day.
CREAMY CAULIFLOWER SOUP
- 3 slices bacon
- ½ cup chopped onion
- ¾ cup chicken broth
- 1 Tblsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup mashed potatoes
- 2 cups steamed cauliflower, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 cup cooked baby carrots, cut into slices
- Salt/pepper to taste
In a large pan over medium-low heat, cook the bacon until crisp.
Remove bacon to drain on a paper towel. In the bacon grease, brown the chopped onion until soft. Add the chicken broth. Turn up heat to medium-high.
In a small cup, mix together the milk and flour; add to broth mixture. Add the mashed potatoes and stir or whisk until smooth. Stir in the cauliflower and carrots. Continue to cook over medium-high heat until bubbly and hot, stirring occasionally.
Place soup in bowls and sprinkle with reserved bacon which has been crumbled.
Makes 3 to 4 servings.
15 thoughts on “Hearty Cauliflower Soup”
Yummy! You always have such good recipes.
I will have to share this one with my daughter! This soup sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing…
My sister in law could do stuff like that…just start combining & creating & would come up with some of the most delicious creations. I have a head of cauliflower in the fridge right now. I shall try this…thanks!
As much as I love homemade soup, there will have to be a substitute for the cauliflower. I just can’t abide that stuff, no matter how much I like broccoli – which might seem like a non-sequitur, but they are the same family. =) But if I WERE going to eat cauliflower, I would try your recipe first. =) Love the every changing banner at the top of your blog.
Your posts always make me wish I could come over for lunch (or dinner, I’m not fussy)
This looks and sounds absolutely delicious.
I love cauliflower soup & this looks so chunky and inviting.
What a great use of leftovers! It’s supposed to be very cold here this weekend and cauliflower soup sounds wonderful with some thick crusty bread!
You inspire me, Lillian! I have cauliflower in my fridge, but not for long! Thanks! Making dinner will be easy today 😉
I love cauliflower and will try out this soup very soon! Thank you Lillian for this lovely recipe and with warm regards, Bridget
Sounds like a nice hearty soup! Just the kind I love:@)
That’s my kind of soup, one that starts with what is in the fridge! Sounds good (of course anything with bacon and onions….)
That is exactly my kind of cold weather lunch!
This sounds good!
Pinning to my Pinterest soup board.
We are having our 5th day of dreary weather. We had your soup for lunch, with your Easy Italian Bread, it was great! Thanks again