Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was discovered in BH&G's Appetizer's publication and is a delicious way to begin a festive meal. Or, make it for a special lunch or light dinner for yourself.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the cauliflower and water in a saucepan and bring to boiling.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, about 4 minutes or just until crisp tender. Do not drain. Set aside.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat and stir in the flour. Cook, stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Add broth and milk and cook, stirring, until slightly thickened and bubbly.
  5. stir in the undrained cauliflower, cream cheese, pimiento, parsley, chives and salt.
  6. Stir over low heat until cream cheese melts.
  7. Stir in the crabmeat and heat through, then add wine.
  8. Serve sprinkled with more chives and parsley if desired.
  9. You can make this ahead and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Reheat gently and then serve.
Most Helpful

Very good, i made crab and shrimp cauliflower chowder. i added onions and garlic, and a lot more salt and pepper. The cauliflower gives a great texture like potatos but healthier

alostertag April 24, 2012

Nummmy! I used non-fat cream cheese, canned crabmeat, 2 cups chicken broth, extra cauliflower and some shredded carrots *takes a breath* and only 1 tbsp butter. I made this into 4 servings and we enjoyed it with a melt sandwich for supper. This is a light tasting chowder, not heavy "fishy" like other chowders. Very, very good!

yogiclarebear November 20, 2007

I caramelized an onion and a few cloves of garlic, then added water and cauliflower to cook as in the directions. It's hard to believe, but I got a smooth soup even for having replaced some of the butter with olive oil and using whole wheat flour (didn't have white)! I also used fat free evaporated milk and imitation crab (on sale). It all tasted absolutely decadent and rich, but was actually quite healthy. I served this with some whole wheat crisped pita triangles. Thanks for a great recipe.

Meredith C-ville January 26, 2007