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#SouperSaturday: Cheesy Cauliflower Potato Soup

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I don’t know about y’all, but I have had the hardest time staying warm this winter!

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Temperatures outside have varied so widely,
{t-shirts one day, mukluks the next!}
and because our house is 100+ years old, it’s so stinkin’ drafty!

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We’ve spent the winter holed up in two rooms huddled under piles of blankets,
doors closed, and space heaters running.
And that’s barely taken the edge off!


Because of all this bone-chilling cold, all I seem to be craving is soup.
Warming, hearty, soul-satisfying soup.

I could honestly eat soup for almost every meal
{breakfast might be a bit of a challenge…scrambled egg soup? Gross!}
but when given an option, soup is generally the choice I’ll make.

{Because I couldn’t resist, I just Googled breakfast soup recipes. I’m oddly intrigued…}


I knew I wanted to do a play on Baked Potato Soup,
but I’m trying to limit carbs on my weight loss journey.
{I’m a terrible carb-o-holic}

So…in an effort to counteract those carby-potatoes
I tried to add in as many other veggies as I could, to round out the nutrient content.


Cauliflower has become my new favorite go-to veggie
(along with her cousin, Brussels Sprouts)
{Did you know they were related? I didn’t til I Googled it}
So, I decided to toss a whole head of cauliflower into this soup!
{My Weight Watchers leader would be so proud!}


Since it contained all the other yummy goodness expected with potato soup
(bacon, scallions, and sharp cheddar cheese),
my kids never even knew the cauliflower was in there!

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It came together super quick, made the house smell awesome,
and was even better as leftovers!

The best part? It’s only 5 SmartPoints per delicious 1 cup serving!
Top that with a can of Campbells or Progresso!


Now that I know you’re ravenous,
{and probably drooling on your keyboard},
I’ll wrap this up so you can get cookin’!
Here’s the printable recipe or you can always find it here on my ‘eats‘ page.

Cheesy Cauliflower Potato Soup
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On a cold winter day, you need an easy, delicious soup to warm you right up! This soup is everything you've been looking for! Hearty, comforting, and figure-friendly!
  • 2 slices of bacon
  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves- diced
  • 2 stalks of celery- chopped finely
  • 3 Tbsp. Flour {I used whole wheat flour-it's what I had on hand}
  • 3 lbs. Yukon gold potatoes- diced into chunks
  • 1 head of cauliflower- diced into chunks
  • 2 cups 2% milk {don't substitute milk here- you need the fat}
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese- divided {I used 2% cheese here}
  • Chopped green onions
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  1. Crisp up your bacon in a large pot/dutch oven- rendering out the fat. {Omit this if you're making it vegetarian- just replace with 2 tsp. EVOO}
  2. Remove bacon from pan with slotted spoon & drain on paper towels. DO NOT DISCARD THE FAT!
  3. Add onion, garlic, and celery to pot- stir to coat in bacon fat. Season with a pinch of salt and 2 pinches of pepper. Cook until fragrant & translucent.
  4. Sprinkle flour over vegetables & cook 1-2 minutes until flour has incorporated.
  5. Toss in potatoes & cauliflower and let them get a nice sear on them. {This step isn't necessarily necessary!}
  6. Add chicken broth and milk- bring to a boil. (Be careful not to scald your milk!}
  7. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer until vegetables are fork tender (approx. 15 minutes).
  8. When the vegetables are tender, remove from heat & toss in 5 oz. of sharp cheddar cheese. {Cheese can curdle if added while heat is still on. Be careful!}
  9. Using an immersion or countertop blender, blend your soup. {Be sure and leave a few chunks for texture- no one wants baby food!}
  10. Let stand for 3-5 minutes to thicken. Salt & pepper to taste.
  11. Serve with remaining cheese, crisp bacon crumbles, and green onions for garnish.
  12. Serve, eat, and enjoy!
Note: Serving size is 1 cup. 5 SmartPoints per serving!
Adapted from this Cooking Light recipe.

I adapted this recipe from Cooking Light and it’s definitely #weightwatchers approved!
And all but my pickiest eater loved it!
So 5 thumbs up it is!


Be sure and let me know what you thought of the soup by commenting below!
I always appreciate feedback and love hearing from y’all!

What’s your ‘go-to meal’ on a cold winter’s day?

Until next time…

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Again, super sorry for the cell phone photos- I swear I’ll find my ‘good camera’ one day!

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