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Bacon and Cauliflower Chowder

cauliflower chowder
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Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 40 mins
Calories 310
Best Season Fall
Description

I'm always looking for comfort foods especially on cook rainy days. Bacon and cauliflower soup is certainly one of them. It's easy to make and as one member said: "After making this, I'll never buy canned soup again."

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Ingredients
  • 6 slices bacon, sliced (+ 2 strips for garnish)
  • 1/2 medium chopped onion (chopped)
  • 2 medium stalks of celery, chopped
  • 3/4 medium cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock (or vegetable stock)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
Instructions
  1. Add the bacon to a Dutch Oven or large pot. Fry, over medium high heat, until just cooked. I don't overcook mine. If you want it crispy, let it fry a bit longer. Set it aside on a plate. 

  2. Add the onion, celery, and cauliflower to the Dutch Oven and add in a bit of salt to make them sweat. Fry in the bacon grease until tender crisp.

  3. While the veggies are cooking, combine the milk and flour. Mix until lump free.

  4. Pour the milk mixture over the veggies and mix until there are no visible lumps. Then, pour the chicken stock in, stir, and bring to a soft boil.

  5. Add the bacon back in followed by the parsley. Stir and simmer for 10 minutes.

  6. Pour the cream in. Stir until rich and creamy. Continue to simmer for about 5 minutes. 

  7. Turn off the heat and ladle into a bowl. Garnish with bacon and parsley.

  8. Enjoy your Cauliflower Chowder Soup with Bacon.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1


Amount Per Serving
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.6g20%
Saturated Fat 4.7g24%
Cholesterol 19mg7%
Sodium 418mg18%
Potassium 621mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 15.2g6%
Dietary Fiber 5.3g22%
Sugars 3.2g
Protein 11.6g24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.

Note

As with any recipe, you can alter many of the ingredients according to your taste. Broccoli would also go very nice in place of the cauliflower. 

Keywords: Soup, Chowder, Bacon and Cauliflower, Comfort Food
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking!