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I really enjoy going through all your recipes each week. I often add many recipes to my pinterest boards for later meals, and sometimes a recipe will be added to my weekly meal plan. Last week though, I think was the first time I saw a number of recipes jump out at me, all slightly similar, but with a different twist. I decided to follow Steak N Potatoes Kinda Girl's recipe for Crockpot Potato Soup as my base recipe. I then gathered ideas and inspiration from a few others (featured at the bottom) as well as my cupboard.
And so, Creamy Potato Cauliflower Soup was born, and it was loved, and devoured by all (well most at least...)
3 Beef Boullion cubes
3 cups of water
4 Russet potatoes, peeled and diced
2 cups cauliflower, chopped
2 TBS yellow onion, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
8 oz cream cheese
4 slices bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
green onions, sliced
cheddar cheese, grated
Place the boullion, water, potatoes, cauliflower, onion, and salt and pepper into a crockpot. Turn on high for 4-5 hours.
Cook bacon. Everyone seems to cook it differently. I prefer it in a frying pan on the stove. It really won't matter how you cook it, as long as it's how you like it!
When the potatoes and cauliflower are soft, pour the soup into a blender and add the cream cheese. You may need to do this in two batches depending on how big your blender is. Puree the soup until smooth and creamy.
Serve topped with bacon, green onions, and cheddar cheese.
I have found 2 successful ways to get my kids to try new foods -
1. give them something to dip. With the soup we had home made white bread.
2. Add bacon. no joke, my kids will try anything that includes bacon.
Crockpot Potato Soup
The inspiration and base recipe for my soup.
from A Finn In The Kitchen
This is where my inspiration to add cauliflower came from. I can't wait to try it again, with sweet potatoes!
Spicy Sweet Potato and Bacon Chowder
from This Gal Cooks
Yet another sweet potato soup, this time with bacon, just not as creamy.