Healthier Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Healthier Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Lee Crowell

"This recipe is the result of my desire to lighten one of my favorite comfort foods: potato soup. Cauliflower adds bulk and nutrition while the potato keeps the strong flavor of the cauliflower from overwhelming the dish."
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1 h 20 m servings 58 cals
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Original recipe yields 11 servings


  • Calories:
  • 58 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.9g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 4.1 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 795 mg
  • 32%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Stir cauliflower, chicken broth, water, and potatoes together in a large pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and stir in garlic, salt, white pepper, and thyme. Cover pot and simmer until potatoes and cauliflower are soft, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Mash potato and cauliflower mixture using an immersion blender or potato masher until pureed.
  3. Bring pureed soup to a simmer; cook until consistency is smooth and flavors are blended, about 30 minutes. Adjust salt, pepper, and thyme to taste.


  • Cook's Note:
  • The soup may look watery after mashing, but cooking it further really allows the ingredients and flavors to combine and the consistency to improve; don't skip this step!


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  1. 14 Ratings

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I followed the recipe exactly. It seemed thick enough to me after blending it, but I followed the cook's note and continued cooking for another 30 minutes. The cauliflower taste was not as stron...

Most helpful critical review

This recipe had way too much thyme. Next time I will leave it out and add onion and celery.

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I followed the recipe exactly. It seemed thick enough to me after blending it, but I followed the cook's note and continued cooking for another 30 minutes. The cauliflower taste was not as stron...

Excellent! I have never made cauliflower soup, so I have nothing to compare it to, but this tastes wonderful! I ended up making a double batch and I don't have an immersion blender, so instead...

I followed the recipe exactly - except for adding a tad of heavy cream and a tad of cayenne. The soup was very smooth and light and we enjoyed it the next day as well. Definitely a keeper - Than...

I like this recipe a lot. It was easy to prepare and it's very tasty. I added a little bit crushed red pepper to mine for a little kick. I thought this was a little garlicky for my taste. So, ne...

I added shorizo and chunks of red potato and cauliflower after I pureed it.

This recipe was very good with modifications. I reduced the garlic by a third, and cut back on the white pepper as well as the salt. I did add a sprinkling of red pepper flakes, as well as abo...

Really, really tasty--you'd swear there was cream in this. Two suggestions: I thought 10 cloves of garlic would be too much, so I added 7, and that was PLENTY; it has a strong garlic bite to it....

I didn't change a thing, and even my picky eaters liked it!

Excellent soup. My only recommendation is to add less white pepper.

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