Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup

Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup | Kitchen Confidante

It’s been a long, cold winter. Even by Northern California standards, temperatures have been more raw than usual. Mornings greet us with frosted lawns and low hanging fog, and each morning I urge my children to bundle up in warm jackets. To them, the idea of wearing more than a thick sweatshirt is starting to make sense, finally. It only took three months for them to figure that out.

The urge to warm up with a bowl of soup started in early November and hasn’t stopped; I made a big batch of soup for lunch today, in fact. I find myself making soup so often that it takes a gentle reminder from my husband that we’ve been slurping a lot of soup and that chewable food might be a nice change of pace.

Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup | Kitchen Confidante | Raw Cauliflower

While my spring fever gains momentum, my desire for comfort in a bowl continues, and I am excited to share this Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup with you. I first made it when temperatures began to dip in November, and it is has proven to be a cozy way to warm up from the chill, time and again. Thick with a puree of cauliflower and potato, it is rich in flavor from pancetta, leeks and a savory clam stock. It is featured today on My Way Home by Wayfair, and I hope it keeps you warm as we head from the biting cold of winter into the nip of early spring.

Find the recipe for Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup HERE.

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by Liren Baker on February 25, 2013

18 Responses to “Creamy Cauliflower & Potato Soup”

  1. Valerie February 25, 2013 @ 7:04 am (#

    I can’t think of a better soup to act as winter’s bookends. Beautiful. (I’m kind of on a cauliflower kick lately.) :)

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:26 am

      Such a lovely way to think about it – I love thinking of soup as winter’s bookends!

  2. Brian February 25, 2013 @ 7:25 am (#

    The perfect recipe as we slowly make our way out of winter and into rainy/chilly spring. Heading over right now to check out the recipe!

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:33 am

      I hope you find some coziness as we head into the weekend, Brian! I know that while it’s lovely right now out here, it’ll be cold and rainy again next week…more soup for us!

  3. Marcie @ Flavor the Moments February 25, 2013 @ 7:28 am (#

    I, too, have been making an insane amount of soup. I just love it! This soup looks so velvety smooth and delicious. I love cauliflower, so I know I’ll love this. Yum!

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:32 am

      Thanks, Marcie! I still can’t get enough of soup :) Hope you do get to try it!

  4. Katie Proctor February 25, 2013 @ 7:40 am (#

    This sounds delicious! Could you sub chicken or vegetable stock if you’re not a huge fan of clams? I just might have to make this tonight as we had heaps of snow in Denver yesterday.

    • liren replied: — February 25th, 2013 @ 8:01 am

      Katie! Hi! Yes, absolutely, use chicken or vegetable stock in place of the clam – I would probably do the chicken for just a little more flavor, but either will work. Hope it keeps you warm and cozy from the snow!

  5. Eileen February 25, 2013 @ 9:54 am (#

    Yeah, NorCal has been strangely cold (ok, cool) for a strangely long time, it seems. Or maybe it’s just that our houses lack insulation and double-paned windows… :) We are definitely making a lot of soups like this at our house too! Potato and cauliflower is a perfect combination–earthy and warming and delicious.

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:31 am

      You hit the nail on the head, Eileen! The houses are definitely lacking when it comes to insulations! At least my house is!

  6. Laura (Tutti Dolci) February 25, 2013 @ 10:23 am (#

    I love cauliflower, have you ever tried making this and roasting the cauliflower first? Inquiring minds…. ;)

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:27 am

      I will confess, while I know that roasting cauliflower will make it even more flavorful, I can be lazy and in a rush! So I skip it! I’m certain it would be even better!

  7. Kiran @ February 25, 2013 @ 3:57 pm (#

    Love this comforting recipe, Liren :)

    Agree with Laura about roasting the cauliflower. Definitely is a flavor enhancer :)

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:28 am

      You and Laura are so right about roasting the cauliflower! Next time when I’m not in a rush, I will take the time to do it!

  8. Jennifer @ Delicieux February 25, 2013 @ 9:13 pm (#

    Such a gorgeous and velvety soup Liren! I love making soups in winter. In fact I can’t wait for the weather to start to cool down here so I can make some soup.

    And that first image of your soup is just stunning! I love the beautiful light.

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:29 am

      While I post about soups, I go to your site and am eager for all of summer’s bounty! I can’t wait for our seasons to flip flop :)

  9. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious February 25, 2013 @ 11:15 pm (#

    This looks oh-so-creamy and comforting! It’s not all that cold in LA but I still want to curl up on the couch with a piping hot bowl of this!

    • Liren replied: — March 1st, 2013 @ 10:31 am

      Even when it’s warm, I can’t help but crave soup :) Hope you’re enjoying a beautiful day in LA, Chung-Ah!

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