Cauliflower-Ham Chowder

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe was submitted by Vivian Johnson for the Bricelyn Women of E.L.C.A Cookbook printed June 1993. Bricelyn, Minnesota is a little town where my dad grew up.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, simmer potatoes, water, onion and bouillon, covered, for 10 minutes.
  2. Then, add cauliflower and cook until tender.
  3. Stir in 2 1/2 cups milk, ham and any seasonings of choice, if desired.
  4. Bring to boiling point.
  5. Blend 1/2 cup milk with flour and stir into hot mixture.
  6. Cook until thickened.
  7. Serve, and enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Per other suggestions (and because DD loves "cheesy cauliflower") I added some shredded cheddar cheese. Everyone (including my 18 month DS) ate it all up! Thanks for sharing.

4 5

My husband loves cauliflower soups, but not pureed or blended cauliflower soups. This was perfect for him. I did make some changes in the preparation. I first sauteed the onions in about a tablespoon of butter before adding chicken broth (instead of water and bouillon) and the potatoes to boil. I also did not peel my small red potatoes and added some fresh chopped parsley with the cauliflower. As suggested in another review, I added a handful of shredded cheddar cheese at the end to melt into a cheesy, good soup. Served with garlic bread, this warmed us on a cold night.

5 5

I served this chowder with grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner last night. (My husband enjoyed it, too, even though he doesn't normally eat cauliflower.) I used fat-free ham & skim milk & still ended up with a rich, tasty chowder. The only thing that concerned me was that the recipe says to stir in seasonings but none are listed in the ingredients - so, I just sprinkled in some fresh ground pepper & some salt. This is a very quick, easy & delicious recipe!