Winter Season Veggie Chowder with Mustard, Lemon & Crispy Cabbage

Winter Season Veggie Chowder with Mustard, Lemon & Crispy Cabbage

A velvety and dreamy winter season veggie chowder with mustard, lemon and crispy cabbage on top. Healthy home cooking for cold days.

An 3/4, up close shot of winter vegetable shower in a white bowl, topped with crispy sliced cabbage, and on top of a deep blue napkin.

An overhead shot of winter vegetables on a white linen background in harsh light. There is: a halved green cabbage, a head of cauliflower, a bag of onions and garlic, some parsnips, a celery root, lemons, and leeks.

Pleased brand-new year to you! Hugs and favorable ideas heading out as all of us get another gorgeous possibility to begin once again. I hope everybody got some individual downtime over the vacations! To check out, produce, take a trip, have a long bath, cook, bake, play, remain in nature or simply do definitely nothing. Me? I have actually been making winter season veggie chowder and cuddling a brand-new furry buddy.

If you check out things on the web, it just appears natural to speak about hopes, brand-new aspirations, and dreams for the year ahead. I’ll spare you that today by merely stating that I constantly expect peace, equity, and favorable union.

We embraced an adorably awkward rescue puppy over the vacations! Her instant and genuine love has actually been the sweetest. She’s made the turn from shy and afraid over to continuous buddy and cuddler in record time. She likewise grunts a bit when she offers her little kisses. I simply enjoy her.

So now I have a little furry buddy that follows me around and takes naps by the kitchen area heat vent. While I was sprucing up this winter season veggie chowder, her little sniffer was going bananas!

I understood I desired this to be thick and stew-like with all of the creamy-delicious winter-white veg I might get a manage on. This is all leeks, celery root, cauliflower and parsnips. Turnips, brand-new potatoes or kohl rabi would be outstanding additions too. I depend on rough mustard and brilliant lemon to raise the velvety sweet taste of the veg. Old Bay spices is available in with its celery-saltiness, and there’s thyme and garlic too. Simply puréeing half of the mix offers us that thick and luscious chowder-like ambiance that we seek.

See you all next week. More hearty soup motivation: velvety vegan mushroom stew with farro and kale, Buffalo chickpea chili with mushrooms, and a smoky and spicy white bean stew with potatoes.

An overhead shot of chopped winter vegetables, all arranged on a white plate on top of a butcher block countertop.

4 photos: chowder prep ingredients on a wood countertop by the sink in a dimly lit kitchen, the pot of winter vegetable sautéing in a white Dutch oven, the sliced green cabbage with spices sprinkled on top, and the finished winter vegetable chowder in a white bowl on top of a deep blue napkin.

An overhead shot of winter vegetable shower in a white bowl, topped with crispy sliced cabbage, and on top of a deep blue napkin.

Winter Season Veggie Chowder with Mustard & Lemon

A velvety and dreamy winter season veggie chowder with mustard, lemon and crispy cabbage on top. Healthy home cooking for cold days.

PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 50 minutes OVERALL TIME 1 hr 15 minutes

Course Main Dish, Soup, Stew Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 4

Author: Laura Wright


  • Mixer


Crispy Cabbage

  • 1/4 head green cabbage, cut into 1/2- inch pieces cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • optional flavorings: Old Bay, celery salt, caraway seeds, nigella seeds, za’atar, whatever you like!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 big yellow onion, little dice
  • 1 leek, little dice ( white and light green part just)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, minced
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 1 little celery root, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups of little cauliflower florets
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rough mustard
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons dietary yeast
  • 1 teaspoon Old Bay Spices
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 1/2 cups veggie stock


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Make the crispy cabbage. Location the chopped cabbage onto the parchment lined baking sheet. Put the 2 teaspoons of olive oil over leading, season with salt and pepper and include any spices you like. Toss gently to integrate and spread out cabbage out equally on the baking sheet. Move the sheet into the oven and roast the cabbage for 13-17 minutes, or up until browned on the edges and crispy in parts. You’ll need to turn the cabbage around a couple of times while it’s roasting. Keep it warm.
  • Make the chowder. Heat the olive oil in a big, heavy soup pot over medium heat. Include the diced onions to the pot and sauté up until soft and clear, about 5 minutes. Include the leeks and continue to sauté up until the leeks are soft, about 5 minutes more. Include the minced garlic and thyme to the pot and cook up until aromatic, about 1 minute, stirring continuously.
  • Include the sliced parsnips, celery root, and cauliflower florets to the pot and stir to coat in the oil. Include the rough mustard, salt + pepper to taste, and Old Bay. Stir to coat all the veggies in spice. Include the lmeon juice to the pot and stir. Include the veggie stock to the pot, stir once again, cover and give a boil. When boiling, get rid of the cover and lower heat to simmer. Let the chowder cook and bubble up until the parsnips and celery root pieces hurt, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Thoroughly ladle half of the chowder into an upright mixer and thoroughly purée up until smooth. Put the puréed part of chowder back into the soup pot and bring it back to a boil. Examine the chowder for spices, change if essential, and serve hot with some crispy cabbage on top


  • Do not hesitate to blend it up vegetable-wise, possibly switching in some squash, sweet potatoes and carrots for more of a deep orange chowder.
  • You might include some prepared white beans for an additional hit of protein too.
  • Likewise, know your the salt additions. Old Bay spices is rather salted.

A photo of my dog Cleo in a red plaid dog bed in harsh light

Program Conceal 55 remarks

  • Kathryn

    The happiest of brand-new years to you Laura! I’m pleased you got some downtime over the vacations and I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in shop for you (and for us!). Plus that charming puppy = the very best method to begin the year ever. This seems like a best soothing and nourishing bowl of food that mustard/lemon combo with its heat and brightness simply feels so right does not it? Reply

  • Lucy @SupergoldenBakes

    Thankful to have actually found your blog site gorgeous photography and motivating dishes! I see I have a log to reaching do. Pleased 2015! Reply

  • Lynsey|lynseylovesfood

    Puppies, soup and gorgeous winter season light. A lot goodness in this post !! Pleased New Year!!! xo Reply

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    Oh man. This makes me wish to go outdoors in the cold so that I can return in with rosy cheeks and a bowl of this! Reply

  • valentina|sweet kabocha

    This soup appears so velvety! Weather condition here is not so cold as in Canada the good news is however I am a cold-hater … hot soups might be my day-to-day food:-RRB-
    Ps: Cleo is too quite ^_^
    xo Reply

  • Arlene

    This is best for me to make right now, my frig is constantly filled with some sort of soup/stew make a brand-new batch every Sunday for my lunch all week! Required a modification from Quinoa/lentil (I enjoy cabbage). Thank you! Your brand-new child is lovable. Reply

  • Sini

    What a chowder! I’m actually anticipating making a huge pot of this goodness. And hi there, Cleo! Furry friends bring a lot delight and peace to one’s life. We embraced a little kitty over a year ago so I can completely associate with your sensations. Wanting you a marvelous 2015, Laura! May your desires come to life and might your hearth be devoid of stress and anxiety and worry. (Gosh, I understand that sensation; I must begin attempting to remove worry in my life. It’s an intense buddy.) xx Reply

  • Ashley

    As gorgeous as ever. I constantly discover convenience in your words, however you understand this. I took some time off however sort of seem like I require a re-do due to the fact that part of me could not totally unwind for about 85% of the time. Still had an outright charming time with my moms and dads while they checked out and absolutely provided my eyes a break from the screen, nevertheless, I simply have not been struck with that “fresh brand-new year” sensation yet. Perhaps next week?;-RRB- Your puppy is lovable. So pleased she’s keeping you soothe. The texture contrast of this soup looks AMAZE. Hearts, lady. Reply

  • Amy @ Parsley In My Teeth

    What a beloved, sweet pet! It’s constantly good to have a little assistant in the kitchen area. Love love love this soup! Reply

  • KittNoir

    Looks so tasty! Reply

  • Jessie Snyder

    This entire post is gorgeous. I enjoy your words and this beautiful dish. Specifically the kitchen area image where you can see the snow outside! YAY snow:-RRB-. Congrats on your brand-new puppy and a merry delighted 2015! Reply

  • Grace

    Puuuppy!!! Such a cutie! That photo of her is lovable warms the heart right up, even on the coldest of days! Pleased brand-new year to you Laura, you gorgeous grown-ass woman!;-RRB- Reply

  • Elizabeth

    Yeses all around. That puppy!!!!! Love the call on worry—- I have actually completely been having a couple of grown-ass woman talks like that with myself recently. And hurray for not being de-toxy.

    Sending out New Year’s love from VA—- this seems like a huge year and I completely can’t wait to see all the terrific things following for you. Reply

  • Malin

    Looks remarkable! Reply

  • Andrea

    Your puppy is breakin’ my heart. Can’t envision not having saved my little ragamuffin a couple of years back. They’ll alter your life with that genuine love. You can see it in her eyes currently:-RRB-

    And the soup so terrific to feel renewed motivation with wintery fruit and vegetables. Can practically feel it cutting through the cold-ass weather condition ’round here. Reply

  • Caitlin

    cleo is lovable. there is absolutely nothing like the friendship a puppy brings into your life. their love is endless and genuine.

    in other news, this chowder looks so great and i’m completely making it. one issue- i do not care much for parsnips. will i have the ability to taste them in here? Reply

    • Laura Wright

      Caitlin! I’m truthfully not insane for parsnips either, however seemed like I required to utilize some up that I had remaining from a freelance task. They didn’t appear as cloyingly sweet in this soup/stew to me, what with all the mustard and dietary yeast. And the simmering time makes them good and tender for sure. You can constantly simply sub in the very same quantity of cubed potatoes, more celery root and so on if you’re tired:-RRB-
      L Reply

  • Libby

    This soup appears like hearty excellence. What an excellent method to utilize those CSA veggies that I am less knowledgeable about! Your brand-new pet looks so sweet and pulls at my heart to get a little puppy for myself. Reply

  • Eileen

    Yes please! This appears like the most tasty and warming soup for a cold winter season night. I simply wish to climb up into the bowl and roll around.:-RRB- Reply

  • Katie @ Whole Nutrition

    Yep, this is the embodiment of the best winter season meal. Love the crispy cabbage which sweet puppy! Reply

  • Blaine Arin

    ” Detox” in air quotes. Ha, enjoy it. Looks extraordinary! And your puppy is lovable. Those emotional eyes! Reply

  • Sofia @ From the Land we Survive On

    Your posts constantly make me smile and drool! The soup looks tasty, and simply what we require today in Ontario. Pleased New Year + congrats on your brand-new puppy! Reply

  • Trang’s corner

    I’m so ecstatic to attempt this dish. So tasty! So inspiring!

    Pleased brand-new year! Reply

  • Trish

    This soup does look dreamy! I enjoy the addition of mustard. And congrats on your young puppy!
    Trish Reply

  • Nissrine

    Pleased New Year! Love the noise and appearance of this and I’m all over your recommendation to go the Orange path, will be attempting it for sure. Thanks for the motivation as constantly. We remained in Canada visiting my household for the vacations and left prior to temperatures struck Antarctic levels. Luckily it’s warmer in Italy, however the moisture here actually gets in you, so I’m everything about hot soups and chowders this time of year. Reply

  • Jennifer @foodprocessor07

    Love this dish. Easy however at the very same time would incline having that for lunch every day today. Reply

  • Jessica DeMarra

    I am constantly attempt to encourage my partner to consume more soup with me. He is strange and does not take pleasure in pureed soup given that he declares to like “strong” food much better. I believe this dish will make a soup-lover out of him. All the very best in the brand-new year with your brand-new furry buddy! Reply

  • Christine

    Can’t wait to attempt this one! I simply saw chowder while viewing food television and have actually been yearning hearty, warming soups given that. Perfect timing:-RRB-

    Likewise huge delighted congratulations on your adoption! She appears like such a sweet heart! My household embraced a 2 years of age fighter in 2015 and it resembles she’s constantly existed now. It’s remarkable to see them end up being comfy after often actually unfortunate pasts. Pleased 2015 Laura! Reply

  • Emily

    Looks divine. I have actually constantly questioned roasted cabbage, however never ever in fact attempted it myself. What a terrific garnish to such a lovely soup! Reply

  • Shannon Murphy

    This is best. I remixed this one a bit, went the mustard/white wine/smoked paprika path and after taste-testing I could not assist however dosage it with whipping cream. However yes. Reply

  • Sherrie

    Dearest Laura, I discover solace in these words. Cleo is the prettiest little thing I ever did see!! I’m so delighted for you people, just how much enjoyable is a brand-new household addition. And dreamy this bowl of chowder is undoubtedly, wowza that light. xo sherrie Reply

  • Julianne|Radishes on Toast

    Wow, this is loaded with my preferred things and looks precisely like what I ‘d wish to serve my pals on a cold night! Reply

  • Liren

    Pleased New Year, Laura, and welcome house to your sweet brand-new puppy! What a fortunate one (both of you!) I envision there will be some tasty scraps going her method. This bowl of chowder is simply my example in the brand-new year, hearty and soothing. Reply

  • Liz @ Drifting Cooking Area

    Ohhh … that puppy. Cute! Congrats! I embraced my Sheri-dog from a shelter 4 years back and it was practically the very best choice I ever made. I can’t envision my life without her and I can’t envision ever purchasing a pet now. She enjoys me in such a way that no other animal ever has. And this soup beautiful! I’m freezing my bottom off over here, so I require a huge bowl of this! Reply

  • [email protected]

    Pleased belated Brand-new Year, Laura! Your brand-new puppy is lovable and I make sure you people will have terrific time together. The very best aspect of winter season is anticipating tasty bowls of soup like this one, enjoy it. Reply

  • Active Vegetarian

    Your website is gorgeous!! Love all the dish concepts and more:-RRB- Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Shaun

    I made this tonight and it’s terrific! I actually took pleasure in the addition of the crispy cabbage. Next time I would include half the lemon juice and after that later on include more to taste, given that the mustard is currently tasty. It was enjoyable to utilize a range of winter season produce! Reply

  • Abby

    I made this last night and it was tasty! Perfect for a cold winter season night. I have actually never ever utilized celery root prior to! Delicious! Reply

  • rachel

    this was tasty! did it with more of all the veggies and it ended up splendidly. included a dollop of greek yogurt on top of each bowl. yummmmy! Reply

  • allison

    Pleased New Year to you therefore terrific about Cleo, I have 3 saves now and I want you all the very best with her. They save you right back. I enjoy this chowder! It’s simmering now on the range, smells tasty( likewise enjoy the tip of lemon and rough mustard taste) and I have the cabbage cooking up with Old Bay, a great crusty bread and I’m all set! Thanks a lot once again, I’m so pleased I discovered your blog site! Reply

  • Kate

    Oh gosh this looks so great! So velvety and soothing, yet dairy-free (hubba …) Reply

  • Shannon

    Dear Laura, I simply found your blog site through my buddy and I believe it’s my brand-new favourite. I searched all your soup/stew posts today at work (plus your beautiful pictures) … There are numerous dishes I wish to attempt. Tonight, I prepared this chowder and… it is tasty! Thanks a lot. And congrats on your young puppy … Finest from Toronto … Shannon Reply

  • jen

    I made this a couple of weeks back and it was sooo delicious I concealed it from my partner due to the fact that I desired all of it to myself! Making it once again this evening:-RRB- Reply

  • Lily

    This is tasty! I enjoy it. I was searching for a various sort of soup that I might heat up with in this freezing Minnesota winter season, and this was best! A great modification from the bean/kale/cumin soups I generally opt for. Thank you for sharing it! Reply

  • KayN

    I made this with cauliflower, Yukon Gold potato, and sweet potato (what I had on hand), however otherwise as-written. It was FANTASTIC I ‘d never ever thought about mustard as a chowder component however it works splendidly. Thanks for an excellent dish! Reply

  • Kinsey

    Laura, this chowder rocks. I have actually made it a couple of times in the in 2015, and it’s so soothing. I was at first hooked by that roasted cabbage! Mmmmmhmm, yes.

    I do not see a reference of when to include the dietary yeast in your dish, however I have actually been including it with the surrounding spices without concern. Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Lacey

    I have actually had this dish pinned given that you published it and drooled over it, however never ever purchased all the veggies to make it (I do not frequently stock celeriac, parsnips, or leeks) however I lastly chose to make it when I saw it in your book once again and holy hell it was remarkable. I topped it with the crispy cabbage despite the fact that the book dish didn’t have it and it was simply for St. Patty’s day. Thank you for all of your remarkable dishes. Your soups and stews are simply remarkable. Reply

  • Jacque

    Making this today and in Australia we do not have Old Bay Spices … any concepts on what to utilize to change it? I clicked the link above for “make your own” however it simply went to the site to acquire the spices. Thanks! Reply

    • Laura

      Here’s a more updated link!: Reply

  • Barbara Alfeo

    I enjoy this! I am composing vegetarian dish assemble on my blog site in 2018 (to motivate individuals to attempt meatless monday- everybody needs to begin someplace) and would enjoy to include you. You can have a look at my blog site (for novice ecologists) at Is it alright if I share this link to your dish? Reply

    • Laura

      Yes, sharing a ink is great with me. Thanks for asking!
      L Reply

  • Anastasia

    Your dishes recover the soul! Seriously. Your blog site is distinct and extraordinary! Reply

  • Christie

    Incredible taste profile! This was a truly unexpected taste therefore terrific! I made my own Old Bay and it exercised actually well. I had dietary yeast however forgot to put it in. I likewise utilized turnips rather of parsnips which I do not presently have and it was still such a marvelous taste. And for something that tastes so intriguing, it was actually simple and uncomplicated to make. YUM! Reply

  • Joyce

    What a fantastic dish! Thank you for all you share. A success on a really, extremely cold night. I chose to roast the veggies in a little bit of olive oil and spices, included some cassoulet beans, utilized sweet potato, turnips and celeriac. Excellent concept to include dietary yeast! I believe you produce among the very best dish blog sites for us veggie focused folks. Thank you once again! Reply

  • Genevieve

    I enjoy anything tart and briny so this was right up my street with the mustard and lemon. The roasted cabbage was terrific by itself and combined into the chowder for a mix of textures. I likewise included white beans which worked well to make it heartier for supper. I utilized an entire lemon so it was a bit strong on the lemon flavour the opening night however the leftovers the next day were a bit more mellow with more of the other flavours coming through. Reply

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