Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Soup

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224 CALORIES 16g CARBS 6g FAT 18g PROTEIN
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I love everything about classic loaded baked potato soup – bacon, cheese, green onions, thick and creamy soup – but I don’t love the calories and fat. One cup of loaded baked potato soup with bacon can have over 500 calories and 12 PointsPlus®. For one cup! So for a healthier option I have been making my own cheesy baked potato soup with cauliflower. It’s lower calorie, lower carb, and I absolutely love the earthy flavor the cauliflower adds. Paired with some crispy turkey bacon and green onions it makes the perfect meal to warm up on a cold or rainy day.
The Recipe
Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Soup

Cheesy Bacon Cauliflower Soup

PREP TIME: 15 Min
COOK TIME: 20 Min
TOTAL TIME: 35 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 2 U ribs celery
  • 1/2 U onion
  • 2 U garlic cloves
  • 8 U slices turkey bacon, chopped
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups nonfat milk
  • 1.5 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp. flour (arrowroot for very low carb)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 U green onions, diced

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Instructions

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1

Add the cauliflower to a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Remove the cauliflower and add the celery, onion, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped. You can also dice the cauliflower, celery, onion, and garlic into small pieces or if you plan to blend the soup, you can leave in in larger pieces.

2

Add the bacon to a large pot and cook until crispy. Remove bacon and all but 1 tbsp. bacon drippings. Set aside.

3

Add onion, celery, and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant. Add the cauliflower, 2 cups broth, and 2 cups milk. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Simmer for 8-10 minutes or until cauliflower is soft. If desired blend with an immersion blender at this point for a creamier soup.

4

Stir together the flour (arrowroot) and water. Stir into soup and bring to a boil then down to a simmer for 2 minutes. This will thicken the soup. Season with salt and pepper.

5

Remove from heat and stir in the cheese and bacon. Serve with diced green onions.

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Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 224
Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
13%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
0%
Cholesterol 23mg
8%
Sodium 892mg
39%
Total Carbohydrate 16g
6%
Dietary Fiber 3g
13%
Sugars 9g
Protein 18g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
2 Comments
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October 6, 2019 - 12:26
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Really good! I used an emersion blender and it was so thick I didn’t even need to thicken it up with flour. My kids loved it too!
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Kathy
February 2, 2019 - 16:08
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Very creamy and good!
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