Roasted Cauliflower and Bacon Soup

I had to share this recipe since both the Bear and Banana gobbled it up tonight. It’s hard to find dinners that we will all [happily] eat, so this one is definitely a winner. It’s also an inexpensive and hardy meal. Finally, it didn’t take all that long to prepare.

1 small head of cauliflower
1 large onion
2-3 potatoes
4-6 strips bacon (optional for the vegetarians!)
1 litre stock (vegetable or chicken)
olive oil
salt and pepper (to taste)

– Pre-heat oven to 450˚F. Chop up cauliflower and onion. Coat pieces in olive oil, put on cookie sheet and roast in oven.

While the cauliflower and onion is roasting…

– Peel and chop the potatoes. Put pieces in a pot of water and boil on stove until cooked and tender.
– Cook the bacon until crispy in a frying pan and place pieces on a paper towel when cooked (to soak up the grease).

When the cauliflower and onion is cooked (about 15-20 minutes), pop them into a blender and puree. Add stock to thin out the mixture. Put mixture into soup pot on stove.

– Add cooked potatoes to blender with stock and puree. Add the potato mixture to the soup.
– Chop bacon and add to soup. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add stock to create your desired consistency.

Serve with warm rolls or garlic bread. Yum.


2 Responses to “Roasted Cauliflower and Bacon Soup”

  1. 1 Jenna February 26, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I like this roasted cauliflower soup because it cooks in the crockpot all day

    Just be careful not to add too much cayenne.

    • 2 Mama Tortoise March 1, 2011 at 6:00 am

      Thanks for the link, Jenna! I must be one of the last people to not own a crock pot so I defer to the old fashioned soup on the stove recipes. But this does look great. Thanks for sharing!

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