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Loaded Cauliflower Soup – Supper for a Steal

Loaded Cauliflower Soup – Supper for a Steal

Baked Potato Soup is one of my absolute favorites! But, you know, with the holidays I try to save a few calories where ever I can.

Subbing out the potatoes in soup for cauliflower. That was my genius friend Noelle’s idea. She casually mentioned it one day while we were chatting. Um, why did I never think of that. I have made mashed cauliflower, cauliflower au gratin and I love just roasted cauliflower.

Well I finally tried making cauliflower soup and it was just like baked potato. I don’t think I would have even known the difference had I not made it myself.

So you should probably go now and whip up a pot of this soup. Especially if you live in Florida, go now, while it’s still cold outside.

Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This loaded cauliflower soup is perfect for fall. It's hearty, creamy, and has bacon for a little added flavor.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4
Author: Lane Dorsey
Cost: 1.63

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon chopped
  • ½ small onion chopped
  • 1 celery stalk chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • ½ head cauliflower grated
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • hot sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Saute bacon in a large stock pot over medium heat until crispy. Using a slotted spoon remove bacon and drain on a paper towel lined plate. Drain off all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat, add onion, celery and garlic. Saute 3-4 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower to the pot and water. Cover with lid and steam 5-7 minutes. Add 1¾ cup chicken stock and milk, turn up heat and bring to a boil.
  • Whisk flour with remaining ¼ cup chicken stock. Add to pot while stirring. Then simmer for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Remove from heat and stir in 1½ cups cheddar cheese, half of the bacon, and 2-3 dashes of hot sauce. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with remaining shredded cheese and bacon.


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