Creamy Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup is like enjoying a loaded baked potato in soup version! This healthy potato soup is the perfect creamy soup for a cold chilly day when you want a hearty healthy soup for dinner. This potato and cauliflower soup is perfectly creamy and satisfying without being overly heavy like a traditional potato soup can be.
Creamy Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup
Cauliflower potato cheese soup is basically a loaded baked potato in soup form that is loaded with veggies and flavor and best served topped with bacon, shredded cheese and green onions!
This flavorful and healthy soup recipe is one of our family’s favorites and I just know you are going to love this healthy cauliflower soup as much as we do! Plus it is so easy to make this healthy potato soup recipe and you only need one pot, so dishes are easy to clean up!
I love baked potato soup but I don’t like all the heaviness that comes with it that come from the potatoes. I find that it weighs heavy on my stomach after eating it more than I like at times. I was not willing to give up the amazing flavors of potato soup so I started on an adventure to figure out a way to keep all of the flavors I loved but lighten it up a bit while keeping it creamy.
Bring on the cauliflower! One thing I have learned over the years is how easy it is to change up the flavor of cauliflower. If you don’t like cauliflower I am going to tell you now, that you don’t taste it at all in this healthy potato soup recipe. This is probably the reason my husband loves it so much, he is not a big fan of cauliflower unless it doesn’t taste like cauliflower.
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- Chicken Pot Pie Soup
- Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Homemade Tomato Soup
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- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
- Bacon cheddar cauliflower soup
- Cheddar cauliflower soup
- Crockpot Taco Soup
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What do you put on top of Creamy Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup?
When I make this easy cauliflower soup recipe I always make extra bacon to sprinkle on top. As far as I am concerned there is no such thing as too much bacon in a recipe!
You can add shredded cheese as much as you want on top.
My kids like to top this cauliflower soup with some sour cream too!
What to serve with Creamy Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup
If we are enjoying thishealthy potato soup for lunch we tend to just eat it as is. It reheats great in the microwave. If I am serving it for dinner I like to make a salad and sometimes a bread. Depending on my mood I will grab a loaf of fresh bread from the store or I make Cheddar biscuits or buttermilk biscuits.
This Homemade White Bread (Without a Breadmaker) is a great bread that you can make to serve with this Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup.
If you are looking for more sides to serve with soup, check out some of our favorites.
- cheddar biscuits
- Buttermilk Biscuits
- Chicken Caesar Salad
- Chicken Taco Salad
- Beef taco salad
- BLT Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Crispy chicken, cranberry and apple salad
- Big Mac Salad
- Olive Garden Salad
What Variations Can I Make To This?
Add Protein. Leftover chicken and ham make great add-ins. Just chop into small pieces and add it to the soup.
Add veggies. You can also stir in peas, broccoli, corn, or bell peppers. If you are using frozen veggies heat them up and then just add them in when you add in the potatoes.
Top with your preferred cheese. We like to use cheddar cheese but you can use your favorite. Freshly grated cheese will melt better than packaged shredded cheese.
How to store Leftovers
Leftovers need to be stored in the fridge in an airtight container. Leftover soup will keep for 3-4 days in the fridge if stored properly.
How to reheat leftovers
You can reheat the leftovers in the microwave or on the stove.
Can you freeze this soup?
Just freeze in an airtight container, either a whole pot or individual servings, and reheat to enjoy!
Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup Ingredients
- bacon. I use pork bacon but you can also use turkey bacon.
- onion. White onions, yellow onion and sweet onion can all be used. Want a stronger onion flavor? Use red onions.
- Russet potatoes. While I like using russet potatoes, you can use just about any potatoes for this soup,
- chicken stock. You can also use vegetable stock or ham stock to make this soup.
- whole milk
- Sour cream
- Green onions
- Cheese. I like using cheddar cheese but you can use other cheeses as well, pepperjack (for a bit of a kick), white cheddar cheese, and Montaray Jack cheese are a few other great options.
How to Make Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup
*** To make blending the soup easy I like to use an immersion blender.
Wash and chop the cauliflower, onions and potatoes and set aside.
Over medium heat in a large heavy bottom stock pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy.
Remove the bacon from the pan and set aside, then drain half the fat from the pan.
Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pan and cook until the onions become translucent.
Next add in the chopped cauliflower, chopped potatoes and chicken stock.
Bring up to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
Blend the soup with an emersion blender leaving a little bit of texture.
Stir in the bacon, milk, butter, salt and pepper.
Pour into your bowl and top with the sour cream, green onions and cheese.
Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup
- Place your bacon in a heavy bottom stock pan over medium heat, cook until crispy.
- Remove the bacon from the pan but leave half the fat.
- Add the onion and garlic to the pan. Cook until the onions become translucent.
- Add in the cauliflower, potatoes and stock.
- Bring up to a boil, cover and reduce to a simmer for 15 minutes.
- Blend the soup leaving a little bit of texture.
- Stir in the milk, butter, salt and pepper.
- Pour into your bowl than top with the sour cream, green onions and cheese.
- Serve with some crusty bread.
Makes 8 Servings
6 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers FreeStyle Plan
This baked potato cauliflower soup is a delicious option that cuts fat and calories from the traditional baked potato soup recipes. You’ll find the flavors there, with a richness you love but without the calories and points, you don’t want!