Cauliflower, Bacon & Cheddar Soup (Low-carb)

I realise we are currently enjoying summer here in the UK, but a warm meal can still be enjoyed all year round, so why should soup be any different? This simple soup is made using cauliflower, a good-quality chicken stock and Cheddar, then garnished with plenty of crispy bacon, more cheese and fresh parsley. I advise you please source the strongest Cheddar for maximum flavour punch.

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Carbs 6.9g | Fat 33g | Protein 37g
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Cauliflower, Bacon & Cheddar Soup (Keto)

Deliciously creamy, this cauliflower soup is enhanced with crispy bacon bits and plenty of extra-strong Cheddar cheese.
Course Light Meals, Main Dish, Soup
Cuisine General
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 people

Per serving

Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 33g


  • 120 g (4.2 oz) streaky smoked bacon, chopped small
  • 1 tsp lard
  • 400 g (14.1 oz) cauliflower
  • 900 g (31.8 oz) chicken stock
  • salt and white pepper
  • 60 g (2.1 oz) extra-strong, full-fat Cheddar cheese, grated
  • smoked sea salt flakes
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • chopped parsley, to garnish


  • Fry the bacon pieces in a pan with the lard until golden and crispy.
  • Use a slotted spoon or skimmer spoon to remove the bacon and set aside to keep warm. Do not discard the rendered fat left in the pan.
  • In the meantime, trim the cauliflower into even-sized pieces.
  • Bring the chicken stock to a boil in a large pan and add the cauliflower. Simmer over moderate heat, covering the pot partially with a lid.
  • Cook until the cauliflower completely softens. Once you are satisfied (pierce a floret with a fork - it should immediately fall off), pour the rendered fat and oil from the bacon pan into the pan of cauliflower.
  • Use a hand blender to blitz the mixture to a smooth soup.
  • Stir in half the grated extra-strong Cheddar cheese and allow to melt in. Season the soup with salt and white pepper.
  • Divide the soup between two warm bowls and scatter over the remaining grated extra-strong Cheddar and the warm, crispy bacon bits. Finish with a scattering of smoked sea flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

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Nutritional Information per serving
Calories                         473Kcal / 1979kJ
Fat                                 33g
Carbohydrates               6.9g
Protein                           37g


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  1. Just tried this out as I noticed it was the first day of Autumn and that means soup is on the menu. I cannot believe how nice it was for such a simple recipe.

    Highly recommended.

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