- Fully Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Fully Loaded Cauliflower Soup
Meal Tags: Dinner, Make-ahead, Soup
Dietary Tags: Egg-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free
- 6 bacon slices, chopped
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 cauliflower head, cut into florets
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup cream
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives, divided
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot, cook the bacon over medium-high heat. Cook, stiring occasionally, until it begins to brown, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove half of the bacon from the pot and set it aside. Add the onion to the pot and cook, stirring, until it begins to soften, about 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until it is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the cauliflower, chicken broth, and cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook, covered, until the cauliflower begins to soften, about 10 to 15 minutes. Turn the heat off and purée the soup using an immersion blender.
In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream with 1 cup of the hot soup. Pour the mixture into the pot and mix well. Stir in half of the cheddar cheese and half of the chives. Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste.
Serve immediately topped with the remaining cheddar cheese, chives, and reserved bacon bits. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.