Low carb cauliflower soup is a staple lunch in our home. My recipe makes enough soup for 5 portions, so it’s great for batch cooking. This is a staple lunch in our home, I make it almost every week, especially over the Autumn and Winter months. My kids, who are both fussy eaters when it comes to vegetables (but eat so much fruit I have to replenish my fruit bowl every day), absolutely love this soup. I think it’s because it is white so they don’t realise that it’s jam packed with a nutritious vegetable. Please, no one break it to them.
What I love about this is that because the main ingredient is frozen I can almost always whip this up at a moment’s notice because I usually have all the ingredients. It’s cheap, too. I’ve just done a very quick calculation and I reckon the cost of the ingredients come to about £3 which is only 60p per serving.
One of my most popular recipes on my blog to date is my recipe for low carb Chinese chicken curry so I hope you enjoy this one too. As stated, the below recipe makes 5 adult portions so I have divided everything by 5 to come up with the nutritional value per serving)
- One bag of frozen cauliflower florets
- (These ones from Sainsburys are what I personally use but almost every supermarket has them – I buy several bags at a time to stock up. Carbs: 6.3g, calories: 61)
- 3 vegetable stock cubes
- (Check the carb count before using – some brands are surprisingly high. Carbs: 0.2g, calories: 19)
- 200ml double cream
- (Carbs: 0.6g, calories: 188)
- 150g grated cheddar
- (Carbs: 0.6g, calories: 125)
- 4 rashers of bacon, grilled
- (Carbs: 0g, calories: 32)
- 2 teaspoons of nutmeg
- (Carbs: 0.5g, calories: 5)
Total carbs: 8.2g
Total calories: 430
Low Carb Cauliflower Soup
- Boil the frozen cauliflower until it is soft.
- Drain some of the water, saving approximately enough to cover about half the depth of the cooked cauliflower.
- Add the crumbled stock cubes, the nutmeg and the cheese and heat on a low heat whilst stirring until the cheese has melted.
- Blend until smooth.
- Add in the bacon, roughly shopped up. Don’t forget to pour in the bacon juice from the pan too, mmm.
- Season to taste with black pepper and serve
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments if you give this recipe, or if you have any other favourite low carb soup recipes.