Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder Recipe-this healthy and hearty chowder is perfect for a cold day!
We have been getting lots of snow this winter, which is great for the drought, ski season, and soup days. I love warming up to a bowl of comforting soup on a cold day. Ok, on really cold and snowy days, I don’t leave the house, I stay inside where it is warm and toasty, but I still appreciate a bowl of hot soup.
We are currently loving this Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder. It is the perfect meal for winter!
Josh, unlike me, loves to get outside when there is a big snowstorm. He hits the ski slopes as often as possible. When he gets home, he is ready for warm, comfort food…and this chowder always hits the spot!
To make the chowder, we use roasted cauliflower instead of potatoes. Roasting the cauliflower adds a ton of flavor and keeps the chowder a little lighter. And if you think you don’t like cauliflower, you still have to try this chowder. Everyone that tries it, LOVES it! Even kids:)
I do add a little shredded cheese because it is comfort food:)
We like to serve the cauliflower chowder with crusty bread or crackers. Mmmm! I am ready for a bowl right now! Are you with me? I bet you will even want seconds!
Stay warm this winter with Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder! It is sure to keep you warm and cozy!
If you like this Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder, you might also like:
- Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Tacos
- Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese
- Cauliflower Bolognese
- Cauliflower Lentil Sloppy Joes
Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Chowder
- 1 large head of cauliflower, roughly chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, can use gluten-free flour
- 30 ounces vegetable broth
- 1 1/4 cups milk
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, we use white cheddar or sharp cheddar
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place chopped cauliflower and garlic cloves on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until well coated. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Place pan in the oven and roast for 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is tender, stirring once. Remove from oven and set aside.
- In a large pot, melt butter over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add carrots and celery and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Finely chop the roasted garlic cloves. Add the garlic, roasted cauliflower, bay leaf, and dried thyme to the pot. Sprinkle flour over vegetables and stir. Cook until flour disappears.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and stir. Simmer for 10 minutes. Stir in the milk and shredded cheese. Stir until cheese is melted and chowder is creamy. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
- Ladle chowder into bowls and serve warm.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Very good as is.
Poor Marie. I hope you have ppl to answer some of these questions….
People need to thoroughly read the recipe. Most of the answers are there for you. Also, some of the questions can be googled to get answers for amounts, etc.
I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS SOUP.
I made on Sunday and split up for lunches throughout the week, just as good as day 1.
I sprinkled on a *little extra cheese when heating it up.
Yum!! Thanks for sharing the recipe !!
This recipe is absolutely delicious! A bit of work with all the chopping but so worth the effort
Made this soup the other night and it was soo good! I do not like cauliflower but this soup was yummy, even my kids loved it which is a plus to have them eat some vegetables!!! Now that I’ve made it once, next time I think I will add some bacon, could even put some mushrooms too. Definitely a crowd pleaser, simple to make but delicious.
This cauliflower chowder was absolutely delicious. The only change I made was using 1/2 water & 1/2 half n’half for the milk. I wasn’t sure I’d like the almond milk. My husband and I both loved this. It was not difficult to make.
This is a very good recipe. It was a hit with the family. Almost remind me of a ‘chickn’ and dumplings. We will definitely be adding this to our recipe rotation. Thanks
Soup was delicious! I used what I had on hand chicken broth and nutritional yeast. Also. Used suggestion in comments with half and half cream. Soup is so good and creamy!
Very tasty. Easy to make. Sauteed the veggies while the cauliflower was roasting. Budget friendly especially when using powdered milk. Uses ingredients on hand (other than the cauliflower). I added a sprinkle of crumbled bacon. Lunch for a week.
Yummy! Home run! Will definitely make again!
I’ve made this many time in a vegan version and it is delicious!
I am so glad you love it!
Can you tell me what you did to make this vegan? Did you omit the cheese or did you supplement it with something else? My family will eat dairy but we tend to steer clear of it but this recipe sounds awesome! So I would love your suggestions on how to adapt it.
Can you make in crockpot? Or cook then put in crockpot?
This is an absolutely delicious chowder. Living in New England, it’s awesome comfort food during cool/cold weather. I make only one change, using 2% milk instead of almond milk. Thank you for this recipe and countless others!
You are welcome.
This was absolutely the best chowder I’ve ever had! Definitely adding it into our rotation.
I am thrilled you loved it.
Delicious soup and very easy to make!
Made some changes because I didn’t have regular milk (I used Almond milk) added a can of cannelloni beans mixed by my food processor, didnt gave garlic cloves so I used garlic in a jar. It was good, next time I’ll season more, and maybe add corn.
Adding corn sounds good!
Oh my goodness, this is a delicious soup. This is my first time eating and making the soup. My girlfriend gave me the recipe she said it was yummy, and it is! I used plant based Country Crock cream, it’s was a great alternative to milk. Try it, you’ll love it!
Glad you loved it.
This is the second time I have made this soup, I have forgotten had delicious it is. I am not a big fan of cauliflower but my husband and I love this. Thank you for this delicious recipe.
Just made this just as the recipe stated and used chicken broth instead and added some chopped ham because i had it. It really is a great recipe. Easy i am eating now while i write the review. It’s yum!
Glad you love it!
Really enjoyed this for dinner last night! Another delicious recipe!
Thanks!! Glad you loved it!
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