This Loaded Cauliflower Soup is creamy and delicious! It's made with fresh cauliflower, sweet onion, and topped with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream for a healthy meal option.
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Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This Loaded Cauliflower Soup is creamy and delicious! It's made with fresh cauliflower, sweet onion, and topped with crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and sour cream for a healthy meal option.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 165kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell

Ingredients

  • 4 slices thick cut bacon slices* chopped
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 4 cups + 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 2 lbs head cauliflower trimmed and cut into florets
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese* optional
  • chives optional
  • sour cream* optional

Instructions

  • In a large dutch oven or pot, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, leave bacon grease in the pot.
  • Add chopped onion, 1 teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper to the pot and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Stir in 4 cups of water and half of the cauliflower florets and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes. Add remaining half of the cauliflower and simmer until tender, about 10 more minutes.
  • Working in batches, carefully transfer the soup to a blender and puree until smooth, 30 to 60 seconds. Return the soup to the pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.
  • Whisk cornstarch with remaining water and then whisk into the soup and simmer for about 2 minutes.
  • Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Add more water if need to achieve desired consistency. Add to bowls and top with shredded cheese, sour cream, chives, and bacon. 

Notes

*You can easily make this a vegan cauliflower soup by leaving off the bacon, sour cream, and cheese. Garnish with herbs instead. 

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1991mg | Potassium: 116mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 0.3mg