I have this on to simmering right now…
It looks wonderful and smells even better. I can’t wait to try it. 🙂
It’s Pioneer Woman’s Recipe… her site is here
- 1 stick Butter
- ½ whole Onion, Finely Diced
- 1 whole Carrot Finely Diced
- 1 stalk Celery, Finely Diced
- 1 whole (to 2 Whole) Cauliflower Heads (roughly Chopped)
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh Or Dried Parsley (chopped)
- 2 quarts Low-sodium Chicken Broth Or Stock
- 6 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
- 2 cups Whole Milk
- 1 cup Half-and-half
- 2 teaspoons To 4 Teaspoons Salt, To Taste
- 1 cup (heaping) Sour Cream, Room Temperature
In a large soup pot or dutch oven, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes, or until it starts to turn brown. Add the carrots and celery and cook an additional couple of minutes. Add cauliflower and parsley and stir to combine. Cover and cook over very low heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pour in chicken stock or broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer.
In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Mix the flour with the milk and whisk to combine. Add flour-milk mixture slowly to the butter, whisking constantly. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup half-and-half. Add mixture to the simmering soup. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Check seasoning and add more salt or pepper if necessary.
Just before serving, place the sour cream in a serving bowl or soup tureen. Add two to three ladles of hot soup into the tureen and stir to combine with the sour cream. Pour in remaining soup and stir.
Ken Toney says
Sounds delicious. I've been thinking about cooking some of this soup too. I've never actually tasted cauliflower soup, and I'd like to try something new. Thx for the recipe.
amber waves of grain says
This makes the best cauliflower soup I have ever tasted! The recipe is great. Best of all, the ingredients are ones that most people have on-hand. I used frozen cauliflower (from this past summer's garden) and the recipe still came out well.