This Cream of Cauliflower Soup is perfect for those rainy, cozy days. Paired with warm biscuits and this recipe is over the top good.
This Cream of Cauliflower Soup is a classic recipe-one I remember my Mom making on cold rainy days. Growing up, I always walked to school, so when it was bad weather, I most likely braved the storm and froze all the way home. But, on those awful days, when I walked in the door, I always smelled onions and butter cooking or onions and olive oil cooking. It is one of those memories that I will always remember, one I automatically link to home. I love my Canadian home and all the people that live there. I also love it here too. So, either way, I look at it, I can’t win. However, I can do what I can to get the best of both worlds. And if that means making a bunch of my Mom’s recipes, then so be it.
To be quite honest with you, there is no recipe for this Cream of Cauliflower soup–at least one I’ve never seen. And to be frank, I don’t remember everything my Mom put into this. So, I was flying by the seat of my pants come dinner time. Lucky for me that’s when good things and good ideas pop into my head. Now, this didn’t quite taste like the original, but it was still delightful. The flavor was creamy and mild and didn’t really taste a whole lot like cauliflower. My daughter ate it up and so did my husband (a man who is very hesitant around cauliflower). So, for all you cauliflower haters out there, give this soup a chance. And, for you, other folks, make this and be excited for October when I share my Grandma’s cauliflower recipe (it’s very simple and involved a lot of cheese). Seriously, you should be excited because cauliflower really can be that good. Just in time for the holidays, you lucky people!
Now, the biscuits were just something I whipped up to have on the side of the soup. Because it’s been a hot summer I hadn’t made biscuits in a very long time, (meaning I was too hot in my un-air-conditioned apartment to even think of turning on the oven) so when I sunk my teeth into a fresh one, it was almost like a reunion of sorts. “Wow, I have missed you old friend.”
Note to self: make more biscuits.
They are pretty little devils that are just delicious and full of carbs. My favorite. Add a little butter and I’m happy as a clam.
Moral of the story: Soup = good. Biscuits = good. Soup + Biscuits = one happy full family!
Cream of Cauliflower Soup
- In a large pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Sprinkle flour over onions and stir to create a paste. Cook 2 minutes.
- Slowly whisk in chicken stock and increase heat to high. Soup should thicken slightly. Stir in cauliflower, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Simmer lightly with the lid cracked for 30 minutes or until cauliflower is soft.
- Reduce heat to low, remove bay leaf, stir in cream and adjust seasonings to your taste. Top with parsley if desired. Serve with biscuits.