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Cream of Cauliflower Soup With Bacon Gremolata

Rated as 4.36 out of 5 Stars
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"We're heading into the heart of hot soup season, and this cream of cauliflower will ward off autumn's chill with the best of them."
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Ingredients

1 h 5 m servings 236
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir onion and celery in the hot oil until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and salt, and stir for 1 minute. Stir in potato, cauliflower, chicken broth, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until cauliflower is tender and potatoes are easily smashed against the side of the pot, about 30 minutes.
  2. Puree the soup using an immersion blender until smooth. Reduce heat to low, season with cayenne pepper and salt. Pour in cream and stir until warmed. Season with more salt if needed.
  3. Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer cooked bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Toss breadcrumbs in the remaining bacon grease in the skillet, and cook over low heat until toasted and crisp. Stir in cheese and continue to cook until melted. Transfer to a bowl and cool to room temperature. Stir in bacon, lemon zest, and parsley. Toss to coat.
  4. Serve soup garnished with bacon gremolata over the top.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 236 calories; 8.1 33.1 9.4 18 805 Full nutrition

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This has to be one of my favorite soups on the site! I am a huge potato soup lover and look for ways to incorporate more veggies into what I am eating. I used to hate cauliflower until I realize...

Most helpful critical review

Decently good soup. Simple, but pleasing flavor. I would recommend for a cold winter day!

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This has to be one of my favorite soups on the site! I am a huge potato soup lover and look for ways to incorporate more veggies into what I am eating. I used to hate cauliflower until I realize...

This is seriously delicious soup. What makes it so good is the gremolata, especially the lemon zest. I made a half-recipe but added a whole onion and a whole rib of celery, as well as 3 cloves o...

Decently good soup. Simple, but pleasing flavor. I would recommend for a cold winter day!

If you make the soup, you must also make the topping! I didn't have parmigiano on hand, so I threw in some blue cheese crumbles instead. Do yourself a favor and try it with the blue cheese!

Sorry Chef John--you are my favorite chef and this soup sounded and looked awesome but unlike many of your other recipes this one did not deliver. Company was polite but no one was able to finis...

Considering this is made with rather simple, humble ingredients, we thought the flavor was quite nice. Our toddler ate some, too!

Chef John has done it again! This recipe is so easy and fast. Perfect for a cold winter night. I added 3 cloves of garlic just to give it a little extra kick. I plan on using the same basic m...

This is a very good soup. But you absolutely must make the gremolata to go with it. Without the gremolata, it is rather bland, and I am thinking that most of unfavorable reviews resulted becau...

This soup is delicious!! They only change I made was tossing the cauliflower in 1 tablespoon of olive oil and roasted it in 425 degree oven for 35 min. Did everything else per recipe.