Bacon Cauliflower Chowder

Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, diced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

Preparation

  1. In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion, carrots and celery. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until the vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Stir in the cauliflower and bay leaf. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the flour, then whisk for about 1 minute or until it becomes lightly brown. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth and then the milk. Cook for another 3-4 minutes or until the soup thickens slightly, whisking constantly.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the cauliflower becomes tender. Season with salt and pepper. (If the soup is too thick, add more milk until the desired consistency is reached.)
  5. Garnish with bacon and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information per Serving

  • 272.5 Calories
  • 20.2 g Fat
  • 27.2 mg Cholesterol
  • 126.8 mg Sodium
  • 17.4 g Carbohydrate
  • 3 g Fiber
  • 7.7 g Protein

Source: Damn Delicious

Photo credit: Dennis Wilkinson on Flickr

Not every recipe on our site is appropriate for every person with diabetes. Please follow the recommendations of your doctor, dietitian or nutritionist.

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