Bowl of Loaded Cauliflower Soup

 

Bowl of Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Loaded Cauliflower Soup

This soup is a riff on loaded potato soup but way lower in carbs and just as filling! Serves 4-6.
Cuisine Keto

Ingredients
  

  • 6 slices bacon - chopped
  • 1 cup leeks
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery root or stalks
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 cups chopped cauliflower florets and stems (2 1/2lb head)
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock -best with homemade
  • 1 teas good sea salt
  • 1 teas freshly cracked black pepper
  • 3/4 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese -grated
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped chives
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley

Instructions
 

  • In a frying pan, over medium heat, cook bacon until very crisp, 5-7 minutes. Using tongs transfer bacon to paper towels to drain and cool. Reserve 1 tablespoon drippings and discard the rest. Break up bacon into small bits once it has cooled and dried to crispy.
  • To a medium size pot, add the bacon drippings, leeks, celery root/stalks and garlic. Increase heat to medium-high and cook stirring often until crisp-tender, about 5 mins.
  • Add cauliflower, stock, salt and pepper – bring to boil. Cover and reduce heat to medium and simmer for about 15 mins until the cauliflower is very tender.
  • Pour mixture into a blender (carefully!!) or use an immersion blender. Add the half and half and blend till nice and smooth.
  • Return mixture to pan and cook until thoroughly warmed. Ladle soup into bowls and garnish with bacon, cheese, parsley and chives, croutons….

Notes

To Make Croutons:  Slice your bread of choice and cut into 1/4” cubes. Melt 2 tablespoons of Honey Ghee and add dill or any other herb, salt, pepper and mix everything together. Spread out on a cookie sheet and place into a 375F preheated oven. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on crunchy you want them. Remove from oven and cool.
May use any of our ghee products to make croutons.
Keyword Keto
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