Creamy Cauliflower Bacon Soup
Of all the cauliflower soup I’ve tried, this one is by far the best. I had 3 bowls of it!
4 strips cooked bacon
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 head cauliflower, chopped
3 cups chicken stock
3 sprigs thyme
1 cup heavy cream
salt and pepper to taste
1. Cook bacon and reserve fat. Add chopped onion and garlic with a pinch of salt and sweat the vegetables for several minutes on medium low heat.
2. Once they are soft, add the cauliflower and turn heat to medium. Cook for a few more minutes until cauliflower softens a bit. Add the chicken stock and thyme and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer on low for 45 minutes.
3. Remove thyme stems and puree with an immersion blender to desired consistency. (Or use a blender to puree and return to pan). Add cream, season with salt and pepper and heat through.
4. Serve with bacon crumbles on top (and/or shredded cheese, yum!)