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roasted cauliflower + bacon soup

A dairy free roasted cauliflower soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Paleo
Servings: 8 servings
Author: the whole smiths


  • 3 lbs. cauliflower cut into florets
  • 9 slices of bacon
  • 7 cloves of garlic smashed
  • 2 strings of thyme leaves removed
  • 1 medium onion quartered then halved
  • 6 C. chicken stock
  • 2 Tbsp. capers
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400*
  • In two large roasting pans add cauliflower, onions, garlic and capers
  • Drizzle vegetables with oil and toss to coat with chili flakes, thyme, salt and pepper to taste
  • Bake for 35 minutes until cauliflower is tender and slighting golden, get some goodness on it!
  • Meanwhile, fry pieces of bacon until crispy and set aside to cool
  • Once, vegetables are done roasting add to a high powered blender with 2 cups of chicken stock and puree. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to do this in batches, you can also use an immersion blender
  • Add cauliflower puree and remaining chicken stock to a large stock pot and bring to a boil
  • Meanwhile add the bacon to the blender and pulse until finely chopped, you should have small bacon bits
  • Once pot begins to boil bring to a simmer and add bacon bits
  • Simmer for another 15- 20 minutes and serve