Gluten free roasted cauliflower soup is a delicious way to sneak veggies into your dinner!
Cauliflower is one of my favorite veggies. So often over looked, it is packed with nutrients and full of flavor. My favorite way to eat it is roasted (though I have been known to eat it raw with a bit of dill dip!).
It’s just about to hit the time of year where cooler nights lead to soup cravings. This roasted cauliflower soup is easy to prepare and tastes amazing! The roasted cauliflower really takes the flavor to another level.
This month some fellow blogger friends and I decided to feature this often forsaken vegetable and bring you some amazing recipes. Be sure to check out their great recipes at the end of this post!
101 Ways to Eat Cauliflower
Ok- so maybe not a 101 ways, but there are lots of ways to prepare it. Lately, it’s been used as a substitute for rice and to make pizza crusts. I like in a pizza crust, not such a big fan of riced cauliflower, but it may grow on me.
As I mentioned, my favorite way is to roast it. Toss it with a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and throw it in the oven around 450 for about 20 minutes (depending on your oven).
Roasting it brings out an amazing flavor, that translates into a perfect soup. I love using roasted cauliflower in this soup. It lends to a creamy texture and really ups the nutrient content.
Gluten Free Roasted Cauliflower Soup
When working on this soup, I started with my clam chowder recipe, and just began making adjustments to get it where I wanted it.
Of course, there had to be some bacon involved, but if you like to live life on the vegetarian side you can leave it out.
- I used an immersion blender which will still leave a few chuncks. If you want a completely smooth soup or don’t have an immersion blender, transfer to a blender.
- I like to use the gold potatoes in this soup. I think they have a better texture. Feel free to leave the skins on
- I couldn’t resist adding some cheese, but that’s totally up to you!
I love bacon on my soup, but if you are looking for a Vegan Bacon Alternative, you have to check out this article for my friend over at the Salted Plains on How to Make Vegan Mushroom Bacon. If you are looking for other veggie based soups, this Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Soup from Salted Plains is sure to hit the spot!
More Great Cauliflower Recipes
Be sure to check out these great recipes for more cauliflower inspiration:
Grilled Buffalo Cauliflower Florets from the Heritage Cook
Lacto Fermented Cauliflower from Rais Recipes
Low Carb, Grain Free, Gluten Free Cauliflower Breadsticks from Good for You Gluten Free
Gluten Free Roasted Cauliflower Soup
- 4 pieces of bacon cooked with oil reserved
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 2 celery stalks finely chopped
- 4 cups diced potatoes 1/2 inch cubes
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 1 head already roasted cauliflower
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook bacon.
- Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon grease.
- Saute chopped onion and celery in bacon grease until translucent (3-5 minutes).
- Add chicken broth and milk.
- Bring to simmer.
- Add potatoes.
- Cook until almost tender, about 15 minutes.
- Add roasted cauliflower and cook an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Puree with immersion blender.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with shredded cheese and bacon.
Jules ShepardApril 6, 2019 at 12:03 pm
Vegetable broth and almond milk should make this a go for me! LOVE LOVE cauliflower soup! What a great recipe!
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Jenni LeBaronJanuary 5, 2018 at 5:52 pm
I love a good cauliflower soup! This one looks like it would make a great dinner on these cold winter nights.
ElaineJanuary 4, 2018 at 1:16 pm
Fantastic soup and in fact very healthy. You’ve done an incredible job Amanda – thank you for sharing the result of it!
KristenJanuary 4, 2018 at 12:19 pm
This looks so delicious!!
Paula @ I'm Busy Being AwesomeJanuary 3, 2018 at 7:42 pm
This looks incredible! And I love your tip to roast the cauliflower. It adds such a special touch:)
Jessica RobinsonJanuary 3, 2018 at 3:41 pm
Cauliflower is the under utilized veggie! So happy to see you whipped it up into a delicious soup!
Taylor ReeseJanuary 3, 2018 at 7:28 am
Just started my Jan cleanse and looking for some great gluten free recipes. Can’t wait to try this for dinner one night! Thanks 🙂
KellyJanuary 2, 2018 at 11:09 pm
I love how versatile cauliflower is. Makes for a great creamy soup!
Alisa FlemingJanuary 2, 2018 at 10:58 pm
Yay, another way to get my husband to eat cauliflower! Bacon always does the trick 🙂
LeslieJanuary 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm
This sounds delicious. I love the idea of roasting the cauliflower!
Madison HaycockJanuary 2, 2018 at 5:30 pm
I absolutely love the flavor and texture of cauliflower soup! I love the roasted flavor the cauliflower brings!
Nicole DawsonJanuary 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm
Cauliflower soup is one of our favorites. So rich & creamy (even when its DF)
KortneyJanuary 2, 2018 at 11:21 am
Cauliflower soup is one of my favourites and always have it with cheddar. I have never thought to add bacon! What a delicious idea.
JenJanuary 2, 2018 at 9:48 am
I love that you started with a clam chowder recipe and made those adjustments! Looks so tasty! I make a curry cauliflower soup, but will be trying this one for sure!!
KenyaJanuary 2, 2018 at 9:21 am
I have been seeing a lot of cauliflower recipes coming up on my Pinterest feed lately. They have me intrigued. I may have to try this.
Sarah BelangerJanuary 2, 2018 at 9:04 am
I’ve never had cauliflower soup before. This sounds easy and delicious! Thanks!
Home Well ManagedAugust 26, 2017 at 3:26 pm
Totally pinning this to try! I love that there is bacon in it! I have had some really good and really bad versions of this soup,
but it’s healthy and I want to know how to make it myself so I’m looking forward to giving this a go.
Rachel CatherineAugust 26, 2017 at 2:35 pm
This looks so good! I’m totally a soup person and love a good recipe for vegetable based soups. I’m going to try this!
ChristineSaltyMamaAugust 25, 2017 at 6:44 pm
This looks delicious! Will have to try this once the weather cools down here!
MimiAugust 25, 2017 at 5:35 pm
I have some cauliflower leftover I need to try this soup asap!
JennyAugust 25, 2017 at 3:36 pm
The thought of soup is making me crave fall! Thanks for this great gluten-free recipe featuring cauliflower. Looks yum!
Raia ToddAugust 25, 2017 at 1:34 pm
This sounds delicious and super easy, too! I know my family is going to love it. 🙂
AliciaAugust 25, 2017 at 1:04 pm
This sounds lovely. I agree with you that roasted cauliflower is the way to go. And I imagine it really adds some depth tot he soup. I’m going to try to make this dairy free with soaked and pureed cashews instead of milk!
Jane, The Heritage CookAugust 25, 2017 at 10:41 am
I love cauliflower and this soup is perfect for brisk autumn days. Can’t wait to give it a try!