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Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Chowder

Roasted Cauliflower & Garlic Chowder

Cauliflower might not be a vegetable you regularly reach for, but this soup will change your mind! Roasting the cauliflower, garlic and shallot first makes this soup extra flavorful.




  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Place the cauliflower, garlic, and shallot on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss until well coated. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is lightly browned and tender. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. In a large pot, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  4. Squeeze the roasted garlic from the papery skins and finely chop. Add the garlic, roasted cauliflower, roasted shallot, bay leaf, and thyme to the pot. Sprinkle the flour over everything and stir. Cook until all the flour has been absorbed, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the broth. Simmer for 10 minutes. Add the milk and stir until the chowder is creamy. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Ladle the chowder into bowls and serve warm, topped with shredded cheese, if desired, and crackers.