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Lighter Baked Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8 -10 large servings, approx. 3.5-4 quarts
Calories 137 kcal
Author Heidi @ Food Doodles

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large yellow onion sliced
  • 1 large stalk celery roughly chopped
  • 1 large clove garlic sliced or minced
  • 1/2 large head of cauliflower 6-8 C, stem removed and roughly chopped
  • 6 C starchy potatoes such as russets, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 5 C vegetable stock or chicken
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt plus more to taste depending on the kind of stock usedToppings:
  • Green onions
  • Chives
  • Grated cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Black pepper
  • Roughly chopped crispy cooked bacon
  • Your other favorite baked potato toppings!

Instructions

  1. In a large pot heat oil over medium heat. Once hot, add the onions and turn the heat down slightly. Saute onions for 5-6 minutes or until softened. Add celery and continue to cook for a few minutes. Add the garlic and cook just for a minute.
  2. Add the cauliflower, potatoes and stock. The stock may not cover the vegetables. Stir and bring to a boil. Turn the soup down to a simmer and place a lid over top and cook for 15-20 minutes until everything is very tender when poked with a fork.
  3. Remove the soup from the heat and cool slightly if you need to transfer it to a blender in stages until completely smooth. If not, use an immersion blender and blend the soup until as smooth as possible. The soup will be quite thick, add water or stock as desired.
  4. Serve while hot with your favorite baked potato toppings.