I was looking for a low-carb option of one of our favorite soups. The cauliflower soaks up the flavor and my hubby didn't notice that it wasn't potatoes!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
43 mins
total:
1 hr 3 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook the Italian sausage in a large pot over medium-high heat until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain off grease and transfer sausage to a plate.

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  • Cook bacon to the same pot until crisp, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and drain, leaving about 2 teaspoons of bacon grease in the pot. Add onion and garlic and cook until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Return sausage and bacon back into the pot; stir in chicken broth, water, and bouillon cube. Season with pepper and simmer over low heat for 20 minutes. Stir in cauliflower and simmer until almost tender, about 5 minutes. Add kale and half-and-half; simmer until kale is wilted, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese to serve.

Cook's Notes:

I cut the bacon into the pot with a pair of scissors. They will break apart as they cook.

You can skip the water and bouillon by adding enough chicken stock to equal 5 cups. I like the flavor that the bouillon adds to the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

349 calories; protein 20.2g 40% DV; carbohydrates 17.1g 6% DV; fat 22.5g 35% DV; cholesterol 57.8mg 19% DV; sodium 2564.4mg 103% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/01/2018
I switch the order to cook the meat and cook the bacon first, then the sausage. I also use my homemade sausage and use two pounds instead of 1. Another way to boost flavor is to roast the cauliflower and add it at the very end instead of cooking for 5 minutes. We love this stuff. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2019
I followed this recipe exactly. I felt the soup was a little thin and lacked flavor. I will make the soup again but will tweak the recipe to add more butter and heavy cream and add red pepper flakes for additional spice. Read More
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2018
I switch the order to cook the meat and cook the bacon first, then the sausage. I also use my homemade sausage and use two pounds instead of 1. Another way to boost flavor is to roast the cauliflower and add it at the very end instead of cooking for 5 minutes. We love this stuff. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/07/2017
Loved this! I follow a ketogenic lifestyle and this is perfect! The only change I made was to use heavy cream instead of half and half. This makes huge portions, so I ended up slitting it into 8 portions (instead of 6) for lunches, and then put half in the freezer for easy meals. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2018
This turned out really tasty! I added some herbs. I used spinach instead of kale and a little less cauliflower than it called for. I threw some mushrooms in too. Overall very good and I ll be making this again. Thanks for the share Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2020
This is a great low-carb recipe. Increase the Cauliflower and keep it large enough to soak up all the savory taste. Definitely roast, (cook separately) and add late. I like to almost blacken mine. It's a body double for an actual chuck of carb loaded potato. Kudos to the chef! You can use Pancetta or Bacon. I'm also a fan of adding some low-carb , steamed Bok Choy for an added vegetable. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/19/2018
Very good easy too! I used 1 1/2 lb Italian sausage w/giardinierre. I used chopped fresh spinach instead of kale. I used a large head of cauliflower chopped and I didn't measure to see if it was 5 cups. Too much cauliflower next time I'll measure! Thanks! Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2018
This was really good. I added about a tsp of Italian seasoning. I cut the cauliflower in half and there was plenty in there! Only 4 stars because I didn't like the way the bacon got soggy (I would leave it out next time) but my husband thought it was fine. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2019
It s delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
This recipe was child-proof!!! How can something so easy be so delicious AND keto friendly! Thank you for sharing!!???? Read More
Rating: 3 stars
12/23/2019
I followed this recipe exactly. I felt the soup was a little thin and lacked flavor. I will make the soup again but will tweak the recipe to add more butter and heavy cream and add red pepper flakes for additional spice. Read More
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