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Roasted Cauliflower and Pancetta Soup

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"Flavorful pancetta, cauliflower, and cheese soup."
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1 h 10 m servings 269
Original recipe yields 6 servings (6 bowls)


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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Arrange cauliflower tightly into a 9x13-inch glass baking dish. Pour melted butter over cauliflower and lightly season with salt and pepper. Place garlic cloves into the cauliflower.
  3. Roast in the preheated oven until cauliflower is tender and browned, about 30 minutes.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir pancetta in the hot oil until browned and crisp, 5 to 10 minutes. Transfer pancetta to paper towel-lined bowl, reserving pancetta drippings in the skillet.
  5. Cook and stir onion in the pancetta drippings until tender, about 5 minutes. Mix thyme, rosemary, and turmeric into onion.
  6. Pour chicken stock over onion mixture and bring to a boil. Add cauliflower and garlic to chicken stock. Reduce heat to medium and simmer soup until cauliflower is very soft, about 15 minutes. Stir pancetta into soup.
  7. Blend soup using an immersion blender until completely smooth. Stir Cheddar cheese, 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time, into soup until melted.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I use raw milk Cheddar cheese.
  • Serve immediately or put pan in freezer to cool down for storage.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 269 calories; 20.6 11.6 11.7 51 853 Full nutrition

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Hearty and delicious soup! I used smoked scamorza cheese instead of cheddar and left out the rosemary, still a very nice soup. It has a creamy texture and a smokey flavour from the pancetta, che...

I was going to rate this 5-stars even before I realized I forgot to add the cheese! The cheese made it even better. It was also very salty, and I realized I had used broth instead of stock. Defi...

Just as all the previous reviews stated.. this is amazing! The bonus is - it's simple to make.

Followed to to a tee. Just delicious. Put some homemade croutons on top. A full meal. Was a hit with everyone. Thanks for a relatively easy, tasty soup.

Great! I used brociflower instead of cauliflower and added a little heavy cream at the end. Great recipe!