Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon & Parmesan (and NO cream!)

You won't believe that this delicious Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon & Parmesan is made with no cream at all!! Healthy and yummy!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Soup
Keyword: cauliflower soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 313kcal

Equipment

  • Stove-top or Thermomix
  • Stick blender or Thermomix

Ingredients

  • 1 litre vegetable stock liquid
  • 1 kg cauliflower cut into small florets
  • sea salt and pepper to season
  • 20 g butter
  • 150 g bacon cut into small pieces
  • 60 g parmesan cheese finely grated

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Place the chopped cauliflower and vegetable stock into a large pot. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Boil for 25 minutes or until the cauliflower is very soft.
  • Meanwhile, place the bacon pieces onto a baking tray and cook in the preheated oven until crispy (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Remove the cauliflower pot from the stovetop and allow to cool slightly.
  • Use a stick blender to puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
  • Add half of the parmesan cheese and blend through.
  • Serve the soup with the crispy bacon pieces and the remaining parmesan cheese.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 190 degrees celsius (fan-forced). 
  • Place the parmesan cheese into the TM bowl and grate on Speed 10 for 10 seconds. Set aside. 
  • Place the chopped cauliflower and vegetable stock into the TM bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for 25 minutes, 100 degrees, Speed 1.
  • Meanwhile, place the bacon pieces onto a baking tray and cook in the preheated oven until crispy (about 15-20 minutes). Set aside. 
  • Add the butter to the Thermomix bowl and puree on Speed 8 (slowly increasing) for 2 minutes or until completely smooth and creamy.
  • Add half of the parmesan cheese and mix for a further 30 seconds on Speed 8.
  • Serve the soup with the crispy bacon pieces and the remaining parmesan cheese.

Notes

Thermomix specific notes: When adding the cauliflower and stock liquid to the Thermomix bowl, do not go past the max fill line. Very slowly increase the speed when pureeing the soup. If the machine starts to shake, turn the speed down and very slowly increase. 

Nutrition

Calories: 313kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 600mg | Potassium: 835mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 120.5mg | Calcium: 233mg | Iron: 1.3mg