Loaded Potato & Cauliflower Soup

Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup has everything you love about loaded potato soup - it's creamy, full of smoky bacon, and cheese - but is lightened up with the use of cauliflower! 
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: loaded potato & cauliflower soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 64

Ingredients

  • 4 large slices thick-cut bacon
  • 2 onions chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 2 large potatoes peeled & chopped into small pieces (about 5 cups)
  • 1 medium head of cauliflower cut into small pieces (about 6 cups)
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • salt & pepper 
  • Optional toppings: sour cream grated cheese, and chopped chives 

Instructions

  • Heat a large soup pot over medium low heat. Add the bacon slices flat into the pot and cook, turning a couple times, until crispy and most of the fat has drained from the bacon. This will take 8-12 minutes. Once crisp, use tongs to move the bacon to a paper towel lined plate.
  • To the pot with bacon fat, all the chopped onions, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent. About 10-12 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped potatoes, cauliflower, and chicken stock. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to a strong simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes are fork tender. About 15-20 minutes.
  • Puree the soup using either a blender in batches (that's what I did), or an immersion blender.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Scoop into a bowl and garnish with crumbled bacon, cheese, sour cream, chives. 

Notes

Cut potatoes into approximately 1/2 pieces & cauliflower into small florets.
Recipe from Healthyish

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 194mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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