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Homemade Cauliflower Chowder Recipe

I will admit I am not the biggest fan of vegetables but since I am trying to eat better this year I thought making a recipe that is full of vegetables would be a good idea. This Homemade Cauliflower Chowder Recipe is both delicious and nutritious.

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Winter is great time to bust out those soup and chowder recipes. They are also great for those of you that have picky eaters because soups and chowders really mask the vegetables. The best part is how healthy this is for you. It is low in both calories and carbohydrates!

Whether you are looking for something new to make for your family or something that can be thrown together on a whim this recipe is for you. Ready to give it a taste? Check out the recipe below!

Homemade Cauliflower Chowder


  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

cauliflower chowder ingredients


  1. In a large skillet cook bacon until brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large stockpot or dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Stir occasionally until tender, about 3-4 minutes.cauliflower chowder in process1
  3. Stir in cauliflower and bay leaf. Again stir occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes.cauliflower chowder in process2
  4. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  5. Gradually whisk in chicken broth and milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Bring to contents in pot to a boil. Then reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 12-15 minutes. Remove bay leaf and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Note: If the chowder is too thick, add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.cauliflower chowder simmering
  7. Serve immediately, garnished with bacon and parsley if desired.

If you really want to you could even slow cook this in your crock-pot just make sure you precook the bacon before hand.

cauliflower chowder recipe

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Friday 11th of May 2018

Can you provide the Nutrition facts for the Homemade Cauliflower Chowder? The post says it's low in calories and carbohydrates but I didn't see the information posted. As a diabetic, I'm trying to watch my carb intake. If you dont mind, will you send the information to my email? It is tprater92@ I would really appreciate it if you could. The recipe sounds delicious & I'd love to try it. Thank you very much.

Tammy Prater


Monday 14th of May 2018

Hi Tammy! Thank you for your note. I am so sorry but since this is such an old recipe, I don't have that information. You can always recreate it by using ingredients that will work for your situation. Please let me know if you have any more questions!

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