Cauliflower & Bacon Soup


November 5, 2016

Cauliflower & Bacon Soup 5 0 5 5

A very filling & hearty soup with bacony goodness. Still very lean & healthy for those of us trying to eat well. My kids love this one!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 10 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 8 servings


1 cauliflower head chopped

1 leek, white part, chopped

2 teaspoons minced garlic

4 rashers bacon, trimmed of fat & finely chopped

4cups chicken stock (real is best)

To finish--

1/2 cup shaved Parmesan

250ml lite cream


11. Place cauliflower, leek, garlic, bacon and stock in slow cooker on high for 1 hour and low for about 4 hours or until cauliflower is soft.

22. Blend with stick blender to puree.

33. Add cheese & stir through until melted.

44. Add cream and stir through before serving with sourdough or fresh bread rolls.

5You can replace leek with onion, cream with lactose free cream (as I do usually) and use cheddar cheese instead of Parmesan.

Submitted by Ann Turnbull


10 Reviews

Darren Comley

September 22, 2018

I make this outstanding recipe, tweaking to my likes (eg chillis), and for the first time tried the roasted cauli method. Outstanding!!!! Thanks for this recipe.


June 18, 2018

Loved this, used onion instead of leek, and put 1 head of broccoli in as well, was so scrumptious, no parmisan, just cream as I was blitzing


May 21, 2018

I make this regularly but today added 1 hot chilli, yummo!


July 25, 2017

Not really a fan, but maybe it was something I did? Found the parmesan kind of just went gunky, tad to garlicky & didn’t really enjoy the texture 🙁

Darren Comley

June 24, 2017

This was excellent. So tasty, with an onion instead of leek, plus 2 potatoes added. I will definitely make this a regular soup batch.

Darren Comley

June 24, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed this and highly recommend it. I used 2 cauli’s, 1 onion instead of leek (personal choice) and added 2 potatoes, with 2.5 litres chicken stock. It was so yummy and very easy to cook.

Christine Jones

June 8, 2017

Loved it! Made heaps so will be freezing the rest. Will definitely be making it again! I didn’t add the cheese tho cos I don’t like cheese and I used an onion instead of the leek as suggested but it was still yummy without it!

Christine Jones

June 8, 2017

About to make this, will let u know what I think when it’s done!

Emma-Jane Day

May 28, 2017

I needed to double the stock for this one. Probably because my cauliflower was as big as a Volkswagen Beetle, perhaps? (They were on special at Harris Farm). Tastes good though.


March 11, 2017

This was a winner all round! Even my 4 year old loved it 😀 I didn’t add the cheese because we were dipping cheesy garlic bread into it and it was fantastic with out it. Would definitely make again.

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