Creamy Cauliflower Soup Sans Cream…French Fridays with Dorie





With one piece of leftover chicken in the fridge, I took full advantage of Dorie’s Bonne Idée for this recipe and made this dish just for me! Bill has started to enjoy cauliflower since I started roasting it with Parmesan and bread crumbs….but I had my doubts about his reaction to this soup. By adding mussels, I sealed the deal…this was MY dinner and I wouldn’t be arm wrestling anyone for the last bowl.


Dorie instructed us to sauté onions, garlic, celery and thyme in olive oil and butter before adding cauliflower and chicken broth and simmering till the cauliflower was soft. Then I added the mixture to the blender and pureed till the soup was very smooth. Easy peasy. And to make this a meal, I sautéd another onion with a bay leaf, then tossed in mussels and white wine and steamed the shellfish till they opened. Topped with a dollop of creme fraîche and my mussels, I had a most elegant meal…and without the cream, I had room for dessert!

The recipe can be found here.



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Comments

  1. I love how you made this into a meal. Mussels, yum! I have been working on liking cauliflower (and broccoli) more, so I will definitely check out your roasted cauliflower recipe. It looks great. Have a good week. (Hope your website transition went smoothly.)

  2. Good luck with the blog migration. I can already see that the comment section is different. Anyway, as much as I love cauliflower, I’ve never had it in a soup. Sounds pretty simple though so I’ll add it to my to-do pile.

  3. Mmmmmm mussels! Definitely a good choice!

  4. I love using cauliflower whenever I can and in soups. Brilliant addition of the mussels.

  5. It’s nice to have some foods that are just for you once in a while. There are some things that I love that my partner won’t touch – more for me! This soup looks like a particularly decadent case. I’m looking forward to trying the mussel version some time.

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