Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon

silky cauliflower soup, crisp bacon garnish

Recipe

Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 25 Minutes | Calories: 375 | Category: Gluten-Free, Keto, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb | Allergens: Contains Milk (Heavy Cream) | Excellent Source of: Fiber, Potassium, Protein, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Vitamin A


Equipment:

  • - Blender
  • - Liquid Measuring Cup
  • - Medium Saucepan
  • - Spatula
  • - Whisk

What You Need:

  • - Coarsely Ground Black Pepper
  • - Kosher Salt or Flake Sea Salt

What We Send:

  • - Bacon
  • - Cauliflower Florets
  • - Chicken Stock Concentrate
  • - Diced Yellow Onion
  • - Heavy Cream

Wine Pairings by @grapefriend

A full-bodied Chardonnay will be able to hold up to the creaminess of the cauliflower and the weightiness of the bacon.

Beer Pairings

A Pilsner is a great choice here. The slight bitterness and refreshing crispness will cut through the rich bacon and cream.

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What To Do:

1. Bacon may arrive slightly frozen. Thaw as needed.

Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup - Step 1

2. Cook Bacon: Chop bacon. Cook bacon in a medium saucepan until crisp, reserving drippings in pan. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.

Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup - Step 2

3. Make Stock: Whisk together chicken stock concentrate and 3 cups very warm water.

Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup - Step 3

4. Start Soup: Cook onion in bacon drippings 5 minutes or until tender. Add cauliflower and stock. Cook 8 minutes or until cauliflower is fork-tender.

Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup - Step 4

5. Finish Soup: Purée soup in a blender.Return to saucepan over medium heat and stir in heavy cream. Cook 10 minutes or until soup reaches desired thickness. Season with salt and pepper.

To Serve: Divide soup among serving bowls. Top with crumbled bacon.

Pro Tip:

Don’t forget to remove the center cap of the blender when puréeing the soup to allow steam to escape.

Spice it Up!: Top with some shredded sharp Cheddar cheese and sliced scallion for the authentic flavors of a low-carb friendly “loaded baked potato soup.”

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