Soup Sunday #1 - Cauliflower Soup - Miss Clark's Spoonful

Soup Sunday #1 - Cauliflower Soup

Happy December!

Kids have the best lunch conversations.

True story: while I was eating lunch with my second graders this week, one student said to me, "Hey, Miss Clark! Do you think it would be interesting to hear what I have for dinner every night of the week?"

Naturally, I was intrigued.

He went through the entire week of themed dinners he has with his family: Sauce Sunday, Meat Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wings Wednesday, Tingly Thursday (wings again, but spicy?), Friday is pizza night, and for the life of me,  I can't remember what Saturday was. I'll ask him and update you!

1. This was a hilarious story.
2. It got me thinking, December means that it's soup weather.

So I thought... SOUP SUNDAY just makes sense!

I love to make soup all winter. It's cozy, comforting, and just brings out all of the warm, fuzzy feelings.


Each Sunday this December, I'm happy to bring you some of my very favorite soup recipes!

First up this week, Cauliflower Soup! It's creamy, savory, and super comforting.


Recipe by The Pioneer Woman

cauliflower soup ingredients

1. 1 Stick Butter - divided
2. 1/2 Yellow Onion - finely diced
3. 1 Whole Carrot - finely diced
4. 1 Stalk Celery - finely diced
12. 1 cup Sour Cream - room temperature


1. In a large soup pot or dutch oven, melt 4 tablespoons butter. Add the onion and sauté for a 2-3 minutes, until it softens and starts to turn brown.

2. Add the carrots and celery and cook an additional 2 minutes.

3. Add cauliflower and parsley. Stir to combine.

4. Cover and cook over very low heat for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pour in chicken broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer.

5. In a small bowl, mix the flour with the milk and whisk to combine.

6. In a medium saucepan, melt 4 tablespoons butter.

7. Add flour-milk mixture slowly to the butter, whisking constantly.

8. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup half-and-half. Add mixture to the simmering soup. Allow to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes. Add more salt & pepper as needed.

9. Just before serving, place the sour cream in a small serving bowl (or soup tureen if you're feeling fancy!). Add 2 to 3 three ladle-fulls of hot soup into the tureen, and stir to combine with the sour cream. 

This is magical, I swear.

10. Pour in remaining soup and stir.

Serve immediately.

cauliflower soup



While this soup is a delicious meal all on it's own, one of my favorite ways to enjoy it is with Popovers and Fig Jam along the side. It adds a touch of sweetness to the soup's savoriness.

Have a SOUPER Sunday! Do you have any favorite soup recipes? I'd love to hear about them!

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