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Creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup with Bacon & Cheddar

On the table in 40 minutes, this Keto Cauliflower Soup is a great meal for busy days. It’s loaded with crisp bacon and sharp cheddar, and is a dish the whole family will love!

White bowl filled with Keto Cauliflower Soup and garnished with grated cheddar, crisp, crumbled bacon and minced parsley. A spoon is on the side of the bowl.

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This post was originally published on September 26, 2018 and has been updated with fresh images and content, though the recipe remains perfectly the same.

Bacon. Cheese. Creamy cauliflower goodness. All in one bowl! This Keto Cauliflower Chowder was written a couple of years ago and it is still just as delicious today as it was then.

I’m bringing it back to the top for all of those who are new to Mama Bear’s Cookbook, so that you may enjoy a bowl of hot, tasty Low Carb Cauliflower Soup this fall. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Why it works

  • Make it in 40 minutes without a ton of prep for an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for busy days.
  • Crazy delicious, this ultra creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup is loaded with sharp cheddar and crisp bacon!
  • An easy way to get your veggies in, this soup is healthy and packed with nutrients.
  • Great for leftovers, Cauliflower Bacon Soup warms up great and freezes perfectly!

Ingredients

All ingredients used in this Creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Cheddar.

Chicken Broth – Use homemade chicken broth like this Instant Pot Chicken Broth, or buy organic chicken broth with as little additives as possible.

Cheddar – I prefer sharp aged white cheddar for this Keto Cauliflower Soup, but any cheddar would work fine.

Sea salt – The amount of salt you are going to need will completely depend on how salty your cheese and chicken broth are. This is why it’s important to taste test your Cauliflower Bacon Soup before seasoning with salt. I usually use somewhere between 0 and 1/2 tsp for the whole pot – yup, sometimes I don’t need any salt at all!

How to make Keto Cauliflower Soup

Heat a soup pot on medium high heat. Once hot, fry the bacon until crisp, then set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot. While the bacon is frying, chop the onion and celery, then add them to the pot once the bacon has been removed. Cook until the onion is translucent and the celery is soft.

While the onion and celery are cooking, chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces and either finely mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press.

Once the celery and onion are cooked, stir in the black pepper, thyme, red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant, then toss in the cauliflower to coat. Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is fork tender.

Puree the soup until smooth using an immersion blender, or cool completely and puree using a blender.

Pureed Keto Cauliflower Soup in a large soup pot.

Add the cream, grated cheddar cheese and heat the soup until the cheese has melted; crumble the bacon.

Divide into 6 portions and garnish with extra grated cheddar cheese, the bacon and minced parsley.

White bowl filled with Keto Cauliflower Soup and garnished with grated cheddar, crisp, crumbled bacon and minced parsley. A spoon is on the side of the bowl and some bread behind.




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On the table in 40 minutes, this Keto Cauliflower Soup is a great meal for busy days. It's loaded with crisp bacon and sharp cheddar, and is a dish the whole family will love!

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At no additional cost to you, I may make a small commission for purchases made through links in this post. 
This post was originally published on September 26, 2018 and has been updated with with fresh images and content, though the recipe remains perfectly the same.
Bacon. Cheese. Creamy cauliflower goodness. All in one bowl! This Keto Cauliflower Chowder was written a couple of years ago and it is still just as delicious today as it was then. 

I'm bringing it back to the top for all of those who are new to Mama Bear's Cookbook, so that you may enjoy a bowl of hot, tasty Low Carb Cauliflower Soup this fall. I hope you love it as much as we do!
Why it works
Make it in 40 minutes without a ton of prep for an easy weeknight meal that is perfect for busy days.
Crazy delicious, this ultra creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup is loaded with sharp cheddar and crisp bacon!
An easy way to get your veggies in, this soup is healthy and packed with nutrients.
Great for leftovers, Cauliflower Bacon Soup warms up great and freezes perfectly!
Ingredients
Chicken Broth - Use homemade chicken broth like this Instant Pot Chicken Broth, or buy organic chicken broth with as little additives as possible.

Cheddar - I prefer sharp aged white cheddar for this Keto Cauliflower Soup, but any cheddar would work fine.
Sea salt - The amount of salt you are going to need will completely depend on how salty your cheese and chicken broth are. This is why it's important to taste test your Cauliflower Bacon Soup before seasoning with salt. I usually use somewhere between 0 and 1/2 tsp for the whole pot - yup, sometimes I don't need any salt at all!
How to make Keto Cauliflower Soup
Heat a soup pot on medium high heat. Once hot, fry the bacon until crisp, then set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot. While the bacon is frying, chop the onion and celery, then add them to the pot once the bacon has been removed. Cook until the onion is translucent and the celery is soft. 

While the onion and celery are cooking, chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces and either finely mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press. 

Once the celery and onion are cooked, stir in the black pepper, thyme, red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant, then toss in the cauliflower to coat. Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is fork tender.
Puree the soup until smooth using an immersion blender, or cool completely and puree using a blender. Add the cream, grated cheddar cheese and heat the soup until the cheese has melted; crumble the bacon.

Divide the Keto Cauliflower Soup into 6 portions and garnish with extra grated cheddar cheese, the bacon and minced parsley.

Expert Tips
If left with a ton of bacon grease after the bacon has been cooked, remove enough so that there is only about 2-3 tbsp remaining in the pot.
Immersion blenders are the perfect tool for creating smooth, pureed soups. If you don't have one, cool the Cauliflower Bacon Soup completely before pureeing in it a blender, or it could be dangerous.
Be careful while pureeing the soup if using an immersion blender - the soup is hot!
Got leftovers? This Keto Cauliflower Soup freezes great! Stir the remaining bacon into the soup and then freeze in single serve portions for an easy lunch or dinner.
Keto side dishes for your Keto Cauliflower Soup
90 Second Keto Bread
Chaffles
Dinner Rolls
Garlic Pull Apart Bread from TheSugarFreeDiva
Tomato Basil Flatbread
More hot bowls of Keto friendly deliciousness 
Cheeseburger Soup
3 Meat Chili
Instant Pot Chicken Taco Soup
Beef Stew
Zuppa Toscana
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Expert Tips

  1. If left with a ton of bacon grease after the bacon has been cooked, remove enough so that there is only about 2-3 tbsp remaining in the pot.
  2. Immersion blenders are the perfect tool for creating smooth, pureed soups. If you don’t have one, cool completely before pureeing in it a blender, or it could be dangerous.
  3. Be careful while pureeing the soup if using an immersion blender – the soup is hot!
  4. Got leftovers? This Keto Cauliflower Soup freezes great! Stir the remaining bacon into the soup and then freeze in single serve portions for an easy lunch or dinner.
White bowl filled with Keto Cauliflower Soup and garnished with grated cheddar, crisp, crumbled bacon and minced parsley. A spoon is on the side of the bowl and some bread behind.

Keto side dishes for your Keto Cauliflower Soup

More hot bowls of Keto friendly deliciousness

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White bowl with Keto Cauliflower Soup that has been garnished with bacon, cheese and parsley. A spoon is on the side of the bowl.

Creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup with Bacon & Cheddar

Ready in 40 minutes and loaded with bacon and cheesy goodness, this Creamy Keto Cauliflower Soup is easy to make and crazy delicious!
5 from 10 votes
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Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6 bowls
Author: Aleta

Ingredients

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 small onion
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 large cauliflower about 5-6 cups florets
  • 6 cups chicken stock *see note 1
  • ¾ cup heavy cream warmed *see note 2
  • 1 cup aged cheddar cheese grated *see note 3
  • salt to taste *see note 4

Optional

  • Parsley to garnish

Instructions

Equipment Needed

Directions

  • Heat a soup pot on medium high heat. Once hot, fry the bacon until crisp, then set aside, leaving the bacon grease in the pot. While the bacon is frying, chop the onion and celery, then add them to the pot once the bacon has been removed. Cook until the onion is translucent and the celery is soft.
  • While the onion and celery are cooking, chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces and either finely mince the garlic or press it through a garlic press.
  • Once the celery and onion are cooked, stir in the black pepper, thyme, red pepper flakes and garlic. Cook for 1 minute, until fragrant, then toss in the cauliflower to coat. Pour in the chicken broth, bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower is fork tender.
  • Puree the soup until smooth using an immersion blender, or cool completely and puree using a blender.
  • Add the cream, grated cheddar cheese and heat the soup until the cheese has melted; crumble the bacon. Divide into 6 portions and garnish with extra grated cheddar cheese, the bacon and minced parsley.

Notes

  1. Chicken Broth – Use homemade chicken broth like this Instant Pot Chicken Broth, or buy organic chicken broth with as little additives as possible.
  2. We use warmed cream rather than use cold cream to avoid curdled soup!
  3. Cheddar – I prefer sharp aged white cheddar for this Keto Cauliflower Soup, but any cheddar would work fine.
  4. Sea salt – The amount of salt you are going to need will completely depend on how salty your cheese and chicken broth are. This is why it’s important to taste test your Cauliflower Bacon Soup before seasoning with salt. I usually use somewhere between 0 and 1/2 tsp for the whole pot – yup, sometimes I don’t need any salt at all!
  5. Be careful while pureeing the soup if using an immersion blender – the soup is hot!
  6. Got leftovers? This Keto Cauliflower Soup freezes great! Stir the remaining bacon into the soup and then freeze in single serve portions for an easy lunch or dinner.
 
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition facts are an estimate only! The ingredients you choose could have different nutritional values than the ingredients I have used.
Deduct fibre from the total carbs to get 5.2 g net carbs per serving, if the soup was divided into 6 portions.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.2g | Protein: 17.2g | Fat: 23.7g | Sodium: 719mg | Fiber: 3g | Net Carbs: 8.2g
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17 Comments

  1. Chandice Probst

    5 stars
    Bacon, cheddar and cream… All the best things! Love that it has the cauliflower too for the veggies.

  2. 5 stars
    I’ve been looking for healthy recipe to replace my potato soup recipe and it looks like this is the perfect one!

  3. 5 stars
    Love quick recipes! I know that long simmering helps to bring out more flavour, but such ingredients as cheddar and bacon really add a lot of flavour without the need to simmer too long. That’s exactly what you need on a midweek dinner!

  4. 5 stars
    I’m all about the soups at this time of the year, so this recipe would be a perfect addition. The texture of this soup looks so creamy and so delicious! Perfect bowl to warm up with on a colder day!

  5. 5 stars
    The soup is so creamy and can’t believe it’s keto friendly too! I love this soup on cold nights and it’s so comforting. I served this soup with grilled cheeses and it was the perfect meal.

  6. Valerie Skinner

    5 stars
    This soup recipe is so thick and decadent that I didn’t even miss the potatoes at all! I’m definitely putting this on my recipe roster after the holidays when I continue my low carb journey.

  7. 5 stars
    This was a great soup. You took advantage of the versatile cauliflower and made a great dish. I’m looking forward to making more as soon as the Texas temperature decides to drop again.

  8. 5 stars
    It snowed here yesterday (boo, Ohio!) so I’m for sure looking for some cozy comfort food recipes. I’ve also been on a big cauliflower kick lately — you can really make so many things with it! So surprising how well they turn out, haha! Can’t wait to try this delicious creation!

  9. 5 stars
    I love a good hearty soup that is still healthy, with real ingredients, and nourishing. This hits all the notes. Thank you, so delicious!!

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