Monday, April 2, 2012

Bacon and Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is... well kinda boring. Sorry but it is.
How do you make something not boring? You bacon-fy it.

Baconfy you ask? Yes, baconfy - the art of adding bacon to something to make it exponentially better.

Not only did bacon make this soup taste better, it changed the a less desirable colour. But don't think about that! Think about the fact that there is bacon in it! Problem solved.
And really, when you consider how much bacon per seving is used in this recipe, it is actually extremely healthy. I mean it is literally just pureed veggies. So eat, guilt free (my fave way to eat)

Bacon and Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Time: 30 mins.              CPS: $1.37 (4 servings/pot - big serving)     L of D: Undergraduate
  • 1 Head of Cauliflower
  • 4 Cups of Chicken Stock
  • 4 Slices of Bacon
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • 2-4 Cloves of Garlic (you choose!)
  • Splash of Olive Oil
  • Salt n Pepa

Chop up cauliflower into big florets. Splash a bit of olive oil in a casserole dish or baking sheet and add the cauliflower and garlic cloves to it. Toss to coat. Place in oven at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes or until they start to turn golden brown.

In the meantime, cut your bacon into cubes and add to a pot over medium heat. Cook until crispy (about 5 minutes). Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and keep to the side. Here you need to make a judgment call; how much bacon fat to remove from the pot - remove as much as you want or leave it all in. Depends on how bacony you want it. Just make sure you leave a little.

Add the chopped onions and saute until soft, about another 8-10 minutes stirring occasionally. By this time, your cauliflower and garlic should be just about done. Once it is, add directly to the pot.

Add the chicken stock. It should cover your cauliflower by about half an inch, if it doesn't, feel free to add some water. Bring everything to a boil and then reduce to simmer and let everything hang out for another 5 minutes.

Remove from heat and blend with an emersion blender or add to a regular blender in batches. Return to heat give it a taste. Add salt and pepper as you like it. Serve it with a big ole spoonful of the chopped bacon on top!



  1. Looks like such a yummy and healthy meal!

  2. Delicious! I will use veggie bacon and scarf this down like there is no tomorrow!


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