Fall is here and you know what that means — it’s soup season! From hearty vegetable beef stew to savory Italian wedding soup, this is the season where anything served in a bowl is bound to delicious. If you’re looking for a dinner idea one night this fall, consider making this cauliflower chowder your new go-to comfort food.
Thanks to its tasty versatility, cauliflower has become the trendiest vegetable in the garden — and it’s full of nutritional goodness! Perfect for a low-carb or carb-conscious diet, cauliflower is packed with vitamins C, K, B6 and folate, as well as phytonutrients (compounds that may help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cancer). Besides being good for you, cauliflower also tastes amazing in all its many forms (except boiled — ewwwww), and is a healthier swap for potato-based soups.
This delicious cauliflower chowder recipe from the blog Damn Delicious is filled with creamy, hearty flavor without the carbs. The chowder is chock full of cauliflower, carrots, celery, onions and garlic. Top this bowl of goodness with a sprinkle of bacon for a satisfying crunch in every bite!
More Cauliflower Recipes
If you’re ready to become a cauliflower convert, here are a couple of other awesome, flavorful soup recipes featuring our new favorite vegetable.
Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder
This tasty recipe from Iowa Girl Eats will make cheese lovers swoon! It features grated cauliflower (you could also substitute riced cauliflower), as well as two cups of cheddar cheese, which makes for a thick, rich and creamy soup. With 7 grams of carbohydrates and 15 grams of protein, this is a terrific and healthy fall meal!
Moroccan Spiced Cauliflower Soup
If you’re ready to level up to an even healthier (but no less tasty!) cauliflower soup, A Couple Cooks has a decidedly bold and beautiful recipe for you to try. Their Moroccan spiced cauliflower soup calls for the cauliflower to be roasted and pureed, giving it a rich and nutty flavor. Loaded with savory spices including turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger and cinnamon, this sophisticated soup is vegan, gluten-free and Whole 30-friendly.
Of course, if you’re just looking for a tasty side to your soup or chowder, then you might want to try these Cauliflower Breadsticks from Real Housemoms. Egg, rice, spices and (definitely the best part) cheese make for a tasty addition to really, well, any meal. Bonus? The breadsticks are low carb, but you would never know by all of the melty deliciousness that is happening in this recipe.
Do you like to serve cauliflower straight up or mixed into your favorite recipes?