Oct 26, 2011

"The Works" (Cauliflower) Potato Soup

Well, I tried another sneaky recipe on Ben!  Much better success this time.  I tried the Loaded Potato Soup from Skinny Taste.  Ben ate it without a single word.  I asked him ever-so-nonchalantly what he thought.  "It was soup", with a shrug of his shoulders; he's not very fond of soup in general.  I told him it was somewhat healthy.  He wasn't that happy that I sneaked one past him, but he admitted he hadn't been able to tell!  I think I'm just going to quit telling him unless he asks.  Then we'll both be happy.  Here's my adaptation of the recipe.

"The Works" Potato Soup
Serves 6
2 potatoes
1 cup chopped carrots
1 head cauliflower
1-1/2 cups water (For flavor and nutrients, use the water you used to boil the vegetables)
1-1/2 milk (I used half skim/half whole)
1 tsp. sage
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup cheese
3 oz. turkey bacon
dried chives


  • Peel and chop potatoes and carrots into chunks. Boil until soft, about 20-25 minutes.  
  • Meanwhile, cut florets from cauliflower head.  Place in a large microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 15 minutes or until tender. You do not need to add water to the cauliflower in the microwave.  
  • In a separate large saucepan on the stovetop, bring milk and water to just below a simmer.  Add salt, pepper, and sage.  Add cooked cauliflower to milk mixture.  
  • Pour milk and cauliflower mixture in a blender and puree in batches until smooth consistency is obtained.  
  • Pour puree back into large pot and add potatoes and sour cream.  Stir until completely mixed.
  • Serve with cheese, bacon, and chives.

3 lovely comments:

Phyllis Blickensderfer said... Best Blogger Tips

That I might get away with doing. Beloved Husband won't discuss cauliflower -- and asks when I buy it just exactly what I have in mind. I wanted to try the South Beach mashed 'potatoes' but he caught on too soon. When I started to fix it for me, the wonderful fragrance of steaming cauliflower said, "Why do that when you can eat as you like?" and I did. It would be good for both of us if he likes this one. Hmmmm. Strategy time.

content2be said... Best Blogger Tips

Awww. Grammy, you really do have to be creative! A friend told me about this book, Deceptively Delicious, by Jessica Seinfield. Maybe she could get your mind flowing with new ideas! Best wishes!

annabelle82 said... Best Blogger Tips

Oooh that looks good and healthy! I'll have to try it :)