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Easy! Creamy Veggie Soup with Bacon {Grain-free, Low-carb}

07 Nov
Creamy Veggie Soup with Bacon

Creamy Veggie Soup with Bacon

My previous post was about how to make Cauliflower Cream for a soup base. Even if you aren’t a low-carber, getting more veggies into your lifestyle is likely a positive move, so I hope you give this a try!

Thick, creamy and healthy! Soup made with Cauliflower Cream

Thick, creamy and healthy! Soup made with Cauliflower Cream

The recipe below is just ONE of probably hundreds of possible combinations of ingredients for using the Cauliflower Cream soup base. I used the shredded veggies because they were on sale and free of preservatives, and saving time whenever possible has its own value! Feel free to modify, swap out, invent or otherwise make this recipe work for you! Clam or seafood chowder will be coming soon in my kitchen 🙂

 

 

Creamy Veggie Soup with Bacon and Ham

  • 1 recipe of Cauliflower Cream soup base (4-6C depending on size of cauliflower)
  • 1C diced bacon
  • one onion, diced
  • 1- 12oz bag mixed shredded veggies (broccoli hearts, cabbage and carrot)
  • 32oz container of chicken broth, or make your own stock to use
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 oz shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
  • crispy ham to garnish (optional)
  1. Prepare one recipe of Cauliflower Cream soup base and set aside.
  2. In a stock pot or dutch oven, Saute bacon until nearly crisp and fat is rendered.
  3. Add onions to bacon, cook and stir 3-5 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add shredded vegetable mix and cook, stirring occasionally for 5-8 minutes or until vegetables begin to soften.
  5. Add broth to pot and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are cooked.
  6. Carefully add Cauliflower Cream to pot and gently mix together, bringing the soup back up to temp.
  7. If using cheese, add it a little at a time, stirring after each addition to melt the cheese.
  8. Serve in bowls, topped with crispy ham if desired.
Adding onion to the cooked bacon and fat.

Adding onion to the cooked bacon and fat. 

Adding shredded veggies to pot.

Adding shredded veggies to pot. 

Adding Cauliflower Cream to pot after simmering.

Adding Cauliflower Cream to pot after simmering the veggies and broth.

After the Cauliflower Cream is mixed in, it becomes a rich cream soup!

After the Cauliflower Cream is mixed in, it becomes a rich cream soup!

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5 responses to “Easy! Creamy Veggie Soup with Bacon {Grain-free, Low-carb}

  1. johnnysenough hepburn

    November 8, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    This sounds really tasty, especially with melted cheese. Haven’t gotten to your previous post as yet. Trying to get my way through over 60 of them!

     
  2. Casey (A Healthy Spin)

    November 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I just found your blog and I love it. I’ve been making a lot of veggie-based soups lately and this one will have to be next on my list. 🙂

     
  3. Laura

    April 1, 2013 at 6:55 pm

    One of the best soups I have ever made! Thanks so much 🙂

     
    • Gretchen without Grain

      April 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      Laura, You’re welcome, and so glad to hear it! We’re big on soups at our house, and when I do a cream soup, this is my go-to base. Stocks made from bone broth are excellent too. ~Gretchen

       

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