I’ve had a love hate relationship with thick soups for a long time. While I love the creamy texture and heartiness, I hate all of the calories that typically come with it.
That’s why I began stirring up my own Healthyish soups. And while this Roasted Cauliflower Soup is more “Healthy” than “Ish” it does not disappoint. It is loaded with veggies and if you omit the butter it is also dairy free!
So, let’s get this low-calorie bowl of deliciousness underway,
What You’ll Need: Serves 3 – 4
- 1/2 head cauliflower
- 2 medium Yukon potatoes
- 3.5 cups veggie stock
- 2 teaspoons garlic paste
- 1/2 large white onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1-2 table spoons olive oil
- Bacon (optional garnish)
- Crispy brussel sprouts (optional garnish)
Prep Time 15 minutes : Cook Time 25 minutes : Total Time 40 minutes
- Coat a large sauté pan with the oil and butter.
- Add garlic paste over low heat.
- Peel and cube your potatoes and add them to the saute pan. Increase heat to medium. (Be sure to rinse them in cold water before adding them to your pan. This will help get rid of any extra starch.)
- Roughly chop the onion and cauliflower florets, add them to the pan.
- Allow the veggies to sweat in the pan for 5- 10 minutes over medium heat.
- Stir in 1 cup of veggie stock. Gently stir.
- Let everything simmer in the pan for an additional 5 – 10 minutes.
- Add in 2 more cups of veggie stock. Let simmer for 5 more minutes.
- Next, you are going to add everything into your blender; pouring the liquid in last. Be careful of the steam.
- Blend on high until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
- Pour the soup back into a sauce pot on your stove. Add in the last ½ cup of veggie stock and stir.
- Serve immediately!
- Garnish with leftover roasted cauliflower florets, bacon, and crispy brussel sprouts.
*If the soup thickens up too much you can add more veggie stock to thin it out.
*DO NOT leave the soup over heat. It will reduce the soup to a paste-like texture vs a creamy texture.
Author: Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh
Sarah Thomas-Drawbaugh is a recipe developer and creator of the brand, Healthyish Foods®. Sarah makes plant-based, fish and chicken recipes that are simple and delicious. Her work can be seen in Healthy-ish by Bon Appetit and Bon Appetit Magazine (digital), Women’s Health Magazine (digital) and Mind Body Green. Sarah is a Pittsburgh, PA native but currently lives in Vail, Colorado with her husband, Dan and rescue dog, Graci!