Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup – creamy potato and cauliflower soup with bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions. A lightened up version of baked potato soup!
Hi guys, I don’t usually post on the weekends but I’ve been holding onto the photos for this Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup for weeks now and wanted to get it post while the weather is terrible and we’re all freezing.
I had plans today, got all the kids in the car, and then immediately drove home after putting gas in the car because I literally couldn’t.
Too cold for me.
Everyone keeps saying, “Amanda, it’s February, of course it’s cold” but y’all, last February I was wearing sleeveless dresses in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and not complaining about it being too cold to have a Jeep.
Summer needs to hurry.
Healthyish Cookbook Review
This Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup recipe comes from my new favorite cookbook, Healthyish by Lindsay Maitland Hunt. I’ve actually had it on my wishlist since Gaby announced it as one of her cookbook club books so when OXO offered to send it to me with a bunch of tools needed to make this recipes? Umm, how could I say no to that?
So Healthyish is exactly like it sounds. Recipes that are healthy enough. Like this one. Maybe loaded baked potato soup isn’t the healthiest option but if we add cauliflower, it’s healthyish.
So it’s loaded with recipes like that. I’ve made this one and her marinated mushrooms and both were fantastic. Others I’m looking forward to trying:
Cuminy Pork Cutlets with Smashed Butternut Squash
Coconut Curry Noodles with Shrimp and Napa Cabbage
Bahn Mi Rice Bowls with Spicy Pork and Sriracha Mayo
Saucy Butternut Sqush and White Beans with Pesto Couscous
Lemon Meringue “Pie” Sundaes
Miso Butter Toast with a Nine-Minute Egg
The book is gorgeous and you totally need it if you’re the kind of person that wants to eat healthy but isn’t about chicken breasts and roasted broccoli every night.
Thank you OXO for all the goodies and make sure you check out Healthyish!
How To Make Loaded Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup
This soup is really simple and really quick to put together (like most recipes in Healthyish) – just a few ingredients and it’s probably all stuff you have on hand. Potatoes, onions, cauliflower, bacon, stuff like that.
I had the soup finished and on the table in less than 30 minutes.
- Fry bacon in a large stock pot; remove bacon and leave bacon fat in the pot
- Cook onions in the bacon fat
- Add potatoes, cauliflower, and chicken stock to the pot
- Simmer until the potatoes are cooked through, about 15 minutes
- Puree the soup
- Serve immediately; top with bacon, cheese, sour cream, and chives
Can You Freeze Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup?
Yes! This is the perfect soup to freeze since there is no dairy in it. Freeze it in an airtight container (I like freezer ziploc bags – make sure you squeeze out as much air as possible) and it will stay good in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Let it defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then you can reheat in the microwave, stovetop, or the slow cooker. If it seems too thick, a couple splashes of chicken broth will get it back to it’s original texture.
More Soup Recipes
- Autumn Squash Soup
- Ham and Lentil Soup
- Black Bean Soup
- Chicken and Wild Rice Soup
- Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
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- 4 large slices extra-thick cut bacon
- 2 onions, chopped
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 5 cups)
- 1 medium head cauliflower, cut into small florets (about 6 cups)
- 8 cups chicken stock
- sour cream, chopped fresh chives, and grated cheddar cheese, for serving
- Heat a large soup pot over medium-low heat. Place the bacon slices flat int he pot and cook, turning a couple times, until crispy and most of the fat has drained from the bacon, 8 to 12 minutes total. Using tongs, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving the fat in the pot.
- Add the onions, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are translucent and soft, 10 to 12 minutes.
- Stir in the potatoes, cauliflower, and stock, cover, and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a strong simmer and cook, stirring here and there, until the potatoes are very soft, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Puree the soup, using a blender in batches or a handheld immersion blender. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper, if you like.
- Slice or tear the cooked bacon into bite-size pieces and sprinkle it over bowls of the soup. Serve topped with sour cream, chives, and cheese.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 902mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 7gSugar: 15gProtein: 22g