Bacon Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder


Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder
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Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15-20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15-20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15-20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 15-20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
  • 8 slices center-cut bacon (chopped) half used for garnish
  • 1/2 small onion (chopped) or 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 celery stalk (chopped)
  • 2 garlic clove (minced)
  • salt & pepper
  • 4 cups shredded cauliflower (1/2 large head)
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3-4 dashes hot sauce (or more or less)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided) half used for garnish
  • 2 green onions (chopped) optional
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Instructions
  1. Whisk together flour and 1/4 cup chicken broth in a small bowl then set aside.
  2. Saute bacon in a large soup pot over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate then remove all but 1 tbsp drippings from the pot. Add chopped onion (is using), celery, and garlic to the pot then season with salt and pepper and saute until vegetables are tender, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add cauliflower a d onion powder (if using) to the pot then stir to combine. Add water then place a lid on top and steam cauliflower until tender, stirring a couple times, about 5-7 minutes. Add remaining chicken broth and milk then turn up the head and bring to a boil.
  4. Slowly whisk in flour/chicken broth mixture while stirring, then turn down heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until chowder has thickened. Turn off heat then stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese until smooth, then stir in half the cooked bacon. Taste and adjust salt, pepper and/or hot sauce if necessary. Serve topped with remaining shredded cheese, cooked bacon, and green onions, if desired.
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