Soup season is upon us, and what’s better than one with bacon, cheese, and sour cream? Think loaded baked potato but with cauliflower instead (and no heavy cream!). I would put this in the healthy-ish category!
We love soup over here in our house because it’s warm, comforting, and who doesn’t enjoy crushing up crackers. I am particularly fond of any soup I can pile the toppings on, and this Loaded Cauliflower Soup definitely fits that bill. Sour cream, bacon, cheese, and chives adorn the top of this beauty – I didn’t even add crackers to mine!
Why cauliflower you ask? It’s a nice substitute for potato, and it’s actually healthier in some aspects – less calories, less carbs, and more fiber. Trust me when I say I am not usually a huge fan of food swaps especially ones that pretend to be something they’re not – like cauliflower mashed potatoes – let’s NOT say they are mashed potatoes when there’s no trace of potatoes. Let’s please just call it mashed cauliflower. I’m all for healthy swaps, but don’t try to deceive me! I am very straight forward with this recipe – there are no potatoes (hence the name not including potatoes). Okay. Sorry. End of rant.
Let me know what you think when you make it! I used an immersion blender to mash up some of the cauliflower, and you can make yours as smooth or chunky as you like!