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Loaded Cauliflower Soup

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  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    25 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    25 minutes


4 slices bacon, chopped
1 onion, chopped
Salt and pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 cups plus 1 tsp. water
1 head cauliflower (2 lb.), trimmed and cut into florets
1/2 tsp. cornstarch
2 scallions, sliced thin
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Sour cream, for serving
Loaded Cauliflower Soup


1. Cook bacon in a Dutch oven over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes; using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
2. Add onion, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to pot and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
3. Stir in 4 cups water and half of the cauliflower florets and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Add remaining half of cauliflower and simmer until tender, about 10 more minutes.
4. Working in batches, carefully transfer soup to a blender and puree until smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Return soup to pot and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Whisk cornstarch with remaining 1 teaspoon water, stir into soup, and simmer 2 minutes.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste and add more water if needed to achieve desired consistency. Portion into bowls and top with scallions, cheese, sour cream, and reserved bacon.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, September - October 2017


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 130 kcal (6%)
Calories from Fat 63 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 7 g (10%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (15%)
Cholesterol 20 mg (6%)
Sodium 230 mg (9%)
Total Carbohydrates 12 g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 3 g (12%)
Protein 6 g (10%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a