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Easy Cauliflower Chowder with Bacon


  • 6 (or more if you like) slices cooked crispy bacon, crumbled. Save some bacon fat for cooking vegetables.

  • 1 clove of garlic, minced

  • 1/2 onion, diced (all vegetables can be chopped using a food processor on pulse).

  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced

  • 3 stalks celery, diced

  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1/2 cup milk or whipping cream

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 tablespoons of parsley, chopped

  • spinach, a handful


  • Heat 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in a large pot. Add garlic, onion, and diced vegetables. Cook until onion is soft, about 5 minutes.

  • Add chicken broth and simmer vegetables for 10 minutes until cauliflower is soft.

  • Stir in cheese and milk until cheese is fully melted and incorporated into the broth.

  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

  • Add handful of spinach, and let it wilt.

  • Serve soup with fresh chopped parsley, top with bacon.

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