In the throes of winter, Cauliflower and Potato Soup is always welcome. Here is something different.
When it comes to pure satisfaction in a bowl, this cauliflower and potato soup is right up there with the best of them – particularly in the colder months of the year when you need something warming and comforting.
This delicious soup is extremely easy to make, is made up of healthy natural ingredients and contains a special ingredient to give it a boost of flavor that sets it apart from standard vegetable soups.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It's a wonderful winter warmer
- There's so much flavour from just a handful of ingredients
- It's really easy to make
- It takes a little over 30 minutes to make from start to finish
- The truffle oil elevates the thing to a whole new level
Equipment Needed To Make This Recipe
There are a few essential items you’ll need to make this cauliflower potato soup recipe:
- Large saucepan – you'll need a good quality saucepan to make your soup
- Blender – make sure you use a quality blender to get that beautiful silky smooth soup texture. You can also go with an immersion blender, but be careful when blending hot liquids!
- Soup bowls – serve up your sublime soup with style!
Ingredients you need for this recipe
- White truffle oil – this is the special ingredient that will bring a touch of elegance to your cauliflower and potato soup
How To Make Cauliflower and Potato Soup
Gently fry the onions and garlic in oil until softened and translucent.
Add the potato, cauliflower and stock. Simmer until cooked.
Transfer to blender and process until smooth. Drizzle with truffle oil. Enjoy!
Don't cook your soup on too high a heat. Make sure it simmers gently and you'll retain that wonderful flavor.
What to Serve with Cauliflower and Potato Soup
- Crusty bread makes the perfect accompaniment to this soup. Of course, you could take things further and make your own cheesy garlic bread or chia seed bread, both of which would taste fantastic with this soup. If you have spare potatoes you could also make kartoffelbrot.
- You could even go for a classic sandwiches and soup pairing. Try this wonderful steak and caramelised onion sandwich or a brie sandwich with chicken, pear and balsamic onions or keep it simple and serve your soup with a hummus sandwich.
- Cheese never fails to please! Add a side of parmesan crisps for a truly special double act. Or serve with a side plate of parmesan parsnips.
- Leave the potatoes out of this soup and instead serve them alongside, in the form of this delicious Boulangere potatoes recipe
- Keep it simple and sprinkle some croutons on top of your soup.
A smooth, medium bodied white wine would pair very well with a warming bowl of cauliflower and potato soup. Go for something like a Chablis, Chenin Blanc, Soave, Pinot Gris
Variations To This Recipe
- Add cooked chicken or turkey to your soup to bulk it out and turn it into a more filling soup.
- You can use vegetable stock or, for extra richness, chicken broth. If you want a real hit of richness, add my homemade turkey stock.
- For a richer low salt stock, use a low sodium chicken broth.
- Use any mixture of your favorite herbs for this soup recipe. I’ve gone for chives, but you can use fresh thyme, fresh parsley, oregano, rosemary, mint, marjoram, basil or sage... even wild garlic!
- Add some cream or coconut milk to make this a creamy soup.
- A a few turns of freshly ground black pepper to add a final flourish to your soup.
- Not in a hurry? You could roast the cauliflower in the oven for an even more intense flavor. Simply drizzle with olive oil and roast in baking tray for 30 minutes in the oven. You could also bulk up your soup and roast other vegetables like carrots or parsnips – again, drizzle with olive oil and roast for 30 minutes, or until softened.
- If you prefer a milder onion flavor, replace the onion with sliced green onions
- You can use olive oil in place of vegetable oil
Get fresh locally sourced ingredients when making soup. It makes all the difference! Also, be sure to stick to the ratios below for the perfect silky smooth texture.
What are the best potatoes to use for cauliflower and potato soup?
There are a few options when it comes to choosing the ideal potato for this soup:
Russet potatoes – these potatoes are very high in starch and will produce a light and fluffy texture. They are particularly good for roast potato recipes and mashed potato, but they also work well in soup recipes, particularly if thick and creamy is your favorite kind of soup
Yukon gold potatoes – a great all-rounder, Yukon gold are medium-starch potatoes and contain more water than russets. They produce a nice texture, particularly in a cauliflower soup
White potatoes – these waxy potatoes are widely available and make a good option for soup recipes
How do you prepare cauliflower?
Preparing cauliflower from scratch is easy... if you know how!
Here's how to prepare cauliflower for this cauliflower potato soup recipe:
Pull off the excess leaves from the cauliflower. You'll be left with the big stem.
Cut off the whole stem of the cauliflower using a sharp chef's knife. Make sure you use a quality non-slip chopping board.
Using a small paring knife, remove each cauliflower floret from the head of the cauliflower one at a time. Place each floret into a bowl of water.
Quickly wash the cauliflower florets and remove them, placing them on a clean surface or container ready to be used in your soup.
Can I use frozen cauliflower florets for this recipe?
Yes, you can use frozen cauliflower for this recipe. However, you will get better results if you use fresh cauliflower, as frozen cauliflower will produce a lot of water, which will thin your soup and detract from the taste.
How do I store leftovers?
Storing cauliflower and potato soup leftovers is simple. First, allow the soup to cool completely. Once cooled, transfer the soup to a suitable airtight storage container. Then put it in the fridge, where it will stay fresh for 3-4 days.
Can you freeze Cauliflower and Potato Soup?
Absolutely! Cauliflower and potato soup is easy to freeze. Again, you will need to allow it to cool completely, before placing it in an airtight container, one that is suitable for freezing.
Your soup leftovers will last up to 6 months in the freezer. If you've made a big batch, it might be a good idea to freeze your soup in smaller individual portions. That way, you can defrost only as much as you need each time.
Can this recipe be scaled?
Yes! This cauliflower and potato soup is great for making a big batch. Simply double or triple the amounts below.
Don't forget, the ratios are very important. As long as you keep weights and measurements relative (so, if you're doubling the recipes, make sure you double everything) then your soup will end up perfect!
Other Sublime Soup Recipes You’ll Love
Few things can beat a nice warming, soothing soup during the colder months of the year. With that in mind, here are a few fabulous soup recipes for you to try:
- Leek and Potato Soup – a delicious comforting soup that is really easy to make
- Soup maker mushroom soup – this one is extra simple and deliciously creamy. It makes use of a brilliant little kitchen gadget that produces the perfect consistency
- Slimming world butternut squash soup – an extra healthy, super light dish that taste really fresh and invigorating. It's the perfect proof that a soup can be creamy and delicious without being sinful!
- Swede soup – a supremely tasty vegetable soup with flavors that will tantalize your taste buds, including thyme, garlic and nutmeg
- Zucchini and leek soup – another invigorating soup, this one is perfect all year round. It's light, healthy and is packed full of flavor
- Sweet potato and red pepper soup – sweet potato soups are seriously underrated and this is one of my personal favorites. There's something about the combination of sweet potato and red pepper that just works every time!
- Marrow soup – so good for you and so delicious! Marrow is such a humble vegetable and it really delivers the goods in this recipe. Simply divine!
- Wild garlic soup – this is a truly special recipe that makes use of a truly special ingredient. Wild garlic is very underrated and works like a dream as the star ingredient of a soup. Best of all, you can actually forage for it... if you know where to look
- Leek and onion soup – the classic leek and onion soup, what more can you say? So easy to make, almost impossible not to like
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