Need a healthier dinner in no time? It doesn’t get much easier than cauliflower soup. It might not be the prettiest dish in town but it sure tastes good. With just a few ingredients, you can have a healthy meal on the table in under 60 minutes.
This is the perfect time of year for cauliflower soup in the Mid-Atlantic area. Fall is peaking and cauliflower is in season, which means we can buy fresh cauliflower relatively cheap, and since we can’t seem to grow it, we love when it’s at seasonally low prices.
We tried growing cauliflower this year to save even more money but it didn’t go so well. Apparently the early spring planting was perfect for the bugs but not perfect for growing beautiful heads of cauliflower. I wonder if a fall planting would have fared better.
Our family loves cauliflower soup and I believe easier is always better as long as it tastes good and is good for you. Unlike prepared soups, my homemade cauliflower soup has just a few ingredients you can pronounce, is lower sodium, and tastes just as good.
I like to serve homemade garlic bread and easy chicken fingers on the side for a meal that fills them up and keeps them full…for a little while. Want an even quicker and easier cauliflower soup recipe? I’ve got one coming next week!
- 1 medium or large head cauliflower
- 1 – 32 ounce stock (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
- 1 medium onion (just larger than a baseball)
- 3 cloves garlic/1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 large pinch salt
- 1 small pinch black pepper
- Preheat oil in a stock pot over medium heat.
- Mince garlic and chop onion while oil is preheating.
- Add garlic and onion to pan, stirring frequently, until soft.
- While garlic and onion are softening, finely chop cauliflower.
- Add cauliflower, stock//broth, salt, and pepper to the pot.
- Cover and cook until cauliflower is soft, approximately 30-40 minutes.
- Stir frequently.
- Serve chunky or puree before serving.
NOTE: If you have a food processor, skip finely chopping the cauliflower and just throw big chunks of it in and let the processor do the work for you.
Looking for an easy slow cooker cauliflower soup? Check out another family favorite cauliflower soup recipe.