Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup is the perfect keto, low carb, gluten-free lunch, or light dinner. Creamy and delicious and topped with crispy bacon, it is a soup everyone will love.

Looking for more delicious keto and low carb soup ideas? Give this Keto Cheesy Ham Chowder or Low Carb Zuppa Toscana a try!

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January in Western Washington means rain, rain, and more rain! 

Last night our power went out at least 4 times, and I know you must be thinking why does it matter if the power goes out when you are asleep Bobbi?

I will tell you why.

My ceiling fan is on remote control, and for some reason, when the power goes out and comes back on, that triggers the light to come on.

So imagine trying to stay comfortably in the land of nod while every couple of hours the lights come on and BOOM you feel like you are smack in the middle of an interrogation or something!

You know, bright light in your face, "Where were you on the night of January 12th Ma'am?"

OK, maybe I am being a bit dramatic, but sheesh, it sucked! 

So today I am moving rather slowly, on top of being cold, and looking at the gray, drizzly, dreary day outside.

That was when I got super happy that I had some of this Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup in my freezer!

Food makes me happy. Creamy, cheesy food makes me verrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry happy!


descrition
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INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE EASY CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP


You will need:



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HOW TO MAKE EASY CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP


STEP 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

STEP 2

Toss the cauliflower florets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast for 30 minutes. You want nice browned edges.

STEP 3

Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook the bacon until it begins to crisp and renders its fat. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.

STEP 4

Add the garlic and thyme and continue to cook for an additional 2 minutes.

STEP 5

Add the chicken stock, onion powder, and roasted cauliflower. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and over. Cook for 20 minutes.


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STEP 6

Using an immersion blender, puree the soup to a smooth consistency.

STEP 7

Reduce the heat and stir in the shredded cheese, a little at a time, until melted.


Overhead photo of Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup in a large blue soup pot with shredded cheese being stirred in.


STEP 8 

Add the cream, and salt and pepper to taste.

STEP 9 

Garnish with fresh thyme leaves and/or bacon.


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FAQ ABOUT EASY CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP



Do I have to roast the cauliflower to make this Easy Cheese Cauliflower Soup? Roasting the cauliflower really gives it a depth of flavor that you won't get any other way. I know it adds an extra 30 minutes to the cooking time but, trust me, it is worth it!

How do I store the leftover Easy Cheese Cauliflower Soup? Once the soup is completely cool place it into an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze Easy Cheese Cauliflower Soup? Absolutely, I love meal prep with soups. I use these containers, which are microwave and dishwasher safe, and use these labels, which peel off very easily. 


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Last thoughts about Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup


This soup ranks right up there with Cream of Mushroom and Tomato Soup as one of those comfort foods that just makes me happy.

It is easy to make, with just a few ingredients, nothing super fancy.

It stores and reheats well, so that makes it onto my top list of meal prep recipes. I love having things in the fridge, or freezer, that I can grab and have a meal ready to go in no time flat.

Plus this is one that the littles really enjoy, so I kinda feel like I am pulling a fast one on them. You know, getting veggies in them without them even knowing it?

So with all of that, I see a long list of wins with zero downsides!



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Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Yield: 6 servings
Author: Bobbi Hass-Burleson
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 57 MinTotal time: 1 H & 7 M
This Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup is the perfect keto, low carb, gluten-free lunch, or light dinner. Creamy and delicious and topped with crispy bacon, it is a soup everyone with love.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss the cauliflower florets with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast for 30 minutes. You want nice browned edges. 
  3. Heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. 
  4. Cook the bacon until it begins to crisp and renders its fat. Remove with a slotted spoon and reserve. 
  5. Cook the garlic and thyme in the bacon fat for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken stock, onion powder, and roasted cauliflower, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and over. Cook for 20 minutes.
  7. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup to a smooth consistency. Reduce the heat and stir in the shredded cheese, a little at a time, until melted.
  8. Add the cream, and salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Garnish with fresh thyme leaves and bacon.

Calories

491.06

Fat (grams)

40.85

Sat. Fat (grams)

22.75

Carbs (grams)

10.73

Fiber (grams)

3.56

Net carbs

7.18

Sugar (grams)

5.33

Protein (grams)

22.74

Sodium (milligrams)

855.47

Cholesterol (grams)

116.91
Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs will not be included as it has a glycemic index of 0 (meaning it does not spike blood sugar) and it's not metabolized. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
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