Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup Recipe
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Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup Recipe

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“This is such a rich dish, you don’t need to serve a lot with it. For a simple garnish instead of the bacon, I add a drop of hot sauce to the top and drag a butter knife through it.” Mildred Caruso - Brighton, Tennessee
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower (2 pounds), cut into florets
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 303 calories, 19 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 605 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein.


  1. Place cauliflower in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  2. Place cauliflower and 1/2 cup cream in a food processor; cover and process until pureed. Transfer to a large saucepan.
  3. Stir in the cheese, salt, nutmeg, pepper and remaining cream. Add enough water to reach desired consistency; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Cauliflower and Bacon Soup in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p16

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Reviewed Oct. 12, 2010

"When I first printed out this recipe it was a 5 star. That is why I thought I would make it. Now it has much lower stars.

This is soooo nasty. My dog would not even eat it. I tried to add more ingredients etc, then I thought, why waste ingredients to try and improve. There is no improving it"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"This soup is very bland. I had to use 3/4 cup of asiago, more salt, hot sauce and the bacon. Maybe it needs heavy cream and something else. I wouldn't make it again. Too much money on cauliflower and asiago cheese to use in the soup."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"I would only make this recipe again using the other reviewer's ideas. When I saw this had 100% would make again rating (even though there was only one review) I thought I would give it a try since it seemed so simple. This time simple = bland. Definately chicken stock, no nutmeg (that is meant for squash/carrot soups), and herbs for sure. Bacon did lend a little flavor only because I cooked 1/2 package and mixed it right in. Regardless, it was soothing to have after work and was fast to make which was a bonus. Now just have to stream line the additional steps and it should turn out much better."

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2010

"It looks like I'm in the minority here but I really enjoyed this. I used a little less half & half, some chicken broth, and a bit of extra seasoning."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"A waste of ingredients as far as I am concerned. Too rich, not really creamy, and needed more cheese just to be edible."

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