Broccoli Cauliflower Chowder is a thick and hearty soup for a cold day. Creamy soup and fresh veggies make the perfect bowl of comfort food. Weight Watcher friendly-5 SmartPoints!
My Broccoli Cauliflower Chowder is the perfect healthy and hearty soup for a cold day. Thick, creamy soup with fresh veggies make the perfect bowl of comfort food. The best thing about this soup is that it is made and ready to eat in less than ONE HOUR! To start, chop onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Peel potatoes and chop into ½ inch cubes. Next chop the cauliflower into florets. Heat a large pot over medium heat and sauté onion, carrots, celery, and garlic until soft.
To make a roux, just add a little bit of flour and whisk into the veggies. Slowly keep adding the flour, while whisking at the same time, until all the flour has been added to the pot. If needed, add a bit of vegetable broth to help break up the clumps.
Next add broth and milk slowly whisking to break up the clumps until all the liquid has been added to the pot. Add the spices and let the liquid thicken, for about 5 minutes.
Add the chopped broccoli, cauliflower, and potatoes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 10-15 minutes.
When the veggies are fork tender, mash with a potato masher until you reach your desired consistency. I like my chowder with chunky bits of vegetables, but it’s up to you!
This chowder is the perfect healthy and hearty soup for a cold day. Thick and creamy with fresh veggies make the perfect bowl of comfort food. Freezer friendly and made in less than 1 hour! I like to serve my soup with a sprinkle of reduced fat Colby jack cheese and parsley.
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Broccoli Cauliflower Chowder
- 1/2 Large White Onion,
- 2 Carrots
- 2 Celery Stalks
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Small Russet Potatoes
- 1 Medium Head Cauliflower
- 2 Small Heads Broccoli
- 4 Green Onion Stalks
- 2 Tablespoons Light Butter
- ¼ Cup White Whole Wheat Flour
- 4 Cups Low Sodium Vegetable Broth
- 1 Cup 2% Milk
- ½ Teaspoon Dry Mustard
- ½ Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
- Salt & Pepper, To taste
- Reduced Fat Colby Jack Cheese, For garnish
- Parsley, For garnish
- Chop white onion, carrot, celery, and set aside.
- Mince garlic and set aside.
- Peel potatoes and chop into ½ inch cubes. Set aside.
- Remove leaves from cauliflower and chop into florets. Set aside.
- Cut broccoli florets and a few of the stems. Set aside.
- Chop green onion and set aside.
- In Dutch oven or large pot, heat over medium heat and add butter.
- Add diced onion, carrot, celery and sauté for 5 minutes.
- Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute.
- Add flour slowly and whisk into vegetables, Cook for 2 minutes stirring frequently. Add a few tablespoons of vegetable broth if needed to help break up the clumps.
- Add vegetable broth and milk then whisk until smooth.
- Add pepper, salt, mustard powder, and cayenne pepper then mix well. Let the roux sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
- Add broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, and green onion then bring to a boil. Cover and cook for about 10-15 minutes until all vegetables are fork tender.
- Smash veggies with large wooden smooth to break up a bit until you reach desired consistency.
- Remove from heat.
- Garnish with shredded cheese and parsley.
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JessiJanuary 6, 2017 at 10:24 am I pinned this for later because it looks amazing! I will definitely be making thia very soon :)
KristineJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:23 pm Oh thank you so much for the pin Jessi!
KaitieJanuary 6, 2017 at 10:51 am It's cold and snowy here, so this warm bowl of delicousness is PERFECT for us! I love the combo! Looks absolutely amazing. Kaitie recently posted...Meal Planning 101: The Basics + A Free Printable
KristineJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm Thank you Kaitie!!
JehavaJanuary 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm THIS looks fantastic! Can't wait to try!
KristineJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm Thanks Jehava... I hope you try this soup soon!!
DawnJanuary 6, 2017 at 4:15 pm I think I found this recipe just in time. It's snowing here today. Snow day and warm soup, perfection.
KristineJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:22 pm YAY, glad you found it!! Thanks Dawn!
Kathryn | Fashionably FrankJanuary 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm Oh my word! It's SO chilly here, this is perfect timing for us too! I need this in my belly! xo Kathryn www.fashionablyfrank.com
KristineJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm Yes!! It's still cold here... I wish I had some of this soup right now!
AmyJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:11 pm Ok this looks incredible!! Talk about the ultimate comfort food and easy on the waistline :) Perfect for a winter day!
KristineJanuary 6, 2017 at 8:21 pm I know... the best of both worlds!!
ShannonJanuary 6, 2017 at 11:41 pm The perfect comfort food! Looks delish!
KristineJanuary 9, 2017 at 9:24 am Thank you Shannon!!
Neha kumariJanuary 8, 2017 at 4:54 am This looks just fantastic.Going to try today :-)
KristineJanuary 9, 2017 at 9:25 am Thank you Neha! I hope you do give this a try!!
RoyJanuary 9, 2017 at 11:30 am I love soup in the winter. This is healthy too. Will definitely try it. Thank you for posting the recipe.
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 4:12 pm I hope you do try it Roy!!
EmilyJanuary 9, 2017 at 11:40 am Looks delicious and will be perfect for meal prepping! Thanks for the recipe!
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm Thank you for commenting Emily!
Jennifer DawnJanuary 9, 2017 at 12:04 pm This looks so good! It's perfect for a cold winter day. I pinned it to make one evening for my family.
AlexandriaJanuary 9, 2017 at 12:18 pm I need more soup in my life. This looks delicious and so easy to make. I'm pinning it so I can come back to it another day to make it.
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 4:07 pm Thank you for pinning Alexandria!
ClarissaJanuary 9, 2017 at 12:34 pm This looks delicious - and healthy too! Definitely adding this in to my meal prep rotation! -Clarissa @ The View From Here
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 4:06 pm Awesome! Thank you Clarissa!
CallieJanuary 9, 2017 at 1:10 pm This looks so fantastic! I'm definitely adding this to my dinner rotation while the weather is freezing. Thanks for sharing!
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 3:56 pm Thank you Callie!
courtneyJanuary 9, 2017 at 5:09 pm That looks delicious! The perfect meal for a cold snowy day! La Belle Sirene
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 3:55 pm It really is!! Thanks Courtney!
BrittanyJanuary 9, 2017 at 10:23 pm I will have to come back and make this sometime! It looks really good!
KristineJanuary 10, 2017 at 3:54 pm I hope you do make this sometime! Thanks Brittany!
JennaJanuary 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm This sounds delicious. I love that you added cauliflower in. And yes, I hear you on the cold weather. I rock the thick socks too (and a bathrobe over all my clothes) all winter. It looks like you and your adorable pup had fun though. Is your dog a cavalier king charles? So cute!
KristineJanuary 12, 2017 at 11:30 am Thanks Jenna! Yes, that is a Cavalier :) !!!
lisa herringDecember 1, 2021 at 7:51 pm just the recipe I was looking for........how do you think adding some shrimp would work with this recipe ?