Dec 6, 2011

Creamy Cauliflower Potato Soup

It's downright freezing around these parts.  Yesterday we woke to a chilly -8 degrees.  The day while beautiful never got about 20 or so.  To say I was cold is a gross understatement!  Last night I knew I wanted to make something simple, veggie filled, and most importantly hot.  I came up with this tasty soup.  It has a whole head of cauliflower in it so be prepared for a lot.  The good news is the kids ate it happily and the littlest child didn't even finger paint herself with it. BONUS!  I served it with Napa Cabbage Salad which was a perfect pairing.  Hope you are finding yourselves warm and toasty!


{Isn't it sad when this is the one and only picture I took of the whole process.  How is that for inspiring!)

Creamy Cauliflower Potato Soup:

2 TBSP butter

1 head Cauliflower, chopped

7 med Potatoes, cubed

1 TBSP dried minced onion

1 TBSP dried minced garlic

1/2 tsp herbal salt

3 cups Chicken Stock

1 cup Cream

1/4 cup Sour Cream


In a large pot over med heat combine butter, cauliflower, potatoes, minced onion, herb salt and minced garlic. Pour enough water in pan to cover vegetables halfway.  Bring to a boil.  Cover, reduce heat and let simmer until vegetables are soft.  Add chicken stock to pot.  Scoop out mixture and transfer to blender.  Process until smooth.  Repeat until all mixture has been processed.  Return soup to pot.  Add cream and sour cream to soup.  Heat until warm.  Thin with milk if needed.  Serve with grated cheese*.  Makes ALOT!

* We didn't use cheese but it would have been fantastic. A dollop of sour cream, bacon bits, or onion would all make a very yummy topping too.

This post part of Fat Tuesday


Kelly said...

That sounds wonderful. I wish my family would eat cauliflower. Maybe I can make some and put up for myself. Stay warm! Can't imagine it being that cold. BRRR!

Kim said...


This soup hides the caulifower wonderfully! My kids don't like it either but they ate this right up. The secret is the sour cream and herbal salt. Hides it perfectly. Give it a try!

Mike said...

-8°...yikes, that's pretty cold. Your soup sounds wonderful

Debbie @ Easy Natural Food said...

This sounds really tasty - anything with sour cream is good! I'm hosting a weekly blog carnival specifically for soups, stocks and chowders, every Sunday! I would love it if you would come over and post this recipe. Here's a link with more information:

I hope to see you there!

Debbie @ Easy Natural Food said...

Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with Sunday Night Soup Night! I'll be hosting weekly through fall and winter, so I'd love to see you again with your next soup/stock/chowder recipe.

HB'smom said...

Wonderful soup, I loved it! I used fresh onions and garlic instead of dried and some half and half and my family ate it up!! This will be a regular for the cold NE winters.

Kim said...

Glad you liked it. The next time I make this I am going to use fresh onions and garlic too. :)