Super quick creamy cauliflower and potato soup

Hey friend, if you have followed me on Instagram for some time you might have seen this super quick creamy cauliflower and potato soup recipe a couple of times before….

potato and cauliflower soup with fried cauliflower chips

Hey friend, if you have followed me on Instagram for some time you might have seen this super quick creamy cauliflower and potato soup recipe a couple of times before. I might have even emailed it to you. If so, please bear with me. I just love this recipe so much that I will never get tired of recommending it to anyone who asks for a simple, healthy and family-friendly dinner or lunch.

cauliflower head

This recipe contains one of my all-time favorite vegetables – the cauliflower! You can read this post to find out why I love cauliflower so much. It also contains white potatoes, which for some strange reason has the reputation of not being the healthiest vegetable on earth. Which is a big misconception.

Health benefits of potatoes

Potatoes are rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, Potassium and Manganese. Potatoes are a good source of antioxidants, which may reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers (See healthline.com for more information). So if you like potatoes, go ahead and use them in your cooking. They are a great food – nutritious, delicious and cheap.

Health benefits of thyme and rosemary

However, the main taste contributors in this delicious soup are the herbs – rosemary and thyme. To use herbs in your cooking is a simple way to add those much-needed antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Did you know that rosemary is thought to help to boost the immune system and improve blood circulation?

Thyme on the other hand is packed with vitamin C and is also a good source of vitamin A. If you feel a cold coming on, thyme can help get you back in good health (see healthline.com for more).

And what about leek?

The sweetness of this soup comes from leek, which is gently sautéed in olive oil or butter, depending on your preference. Can you believe that dried specimens and carvings depicting leeks have been found in archaeological sites in Egypt? Leeks were part of the ancient Egyptian diet. It is no wonder, as leek is very versatile and delicious. It is a great source of vitamins A, C and K, and contain lots of dietary fibre (better health channel).

So as you can see this simple soup is not just super easy and quick to cook, but it also comes with many health benefits and is extremely good for you. It is anti-inflammatory and gluten-free by nature.

Let’s cook this delicious super quick creamy cauliflower and potato soup.

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Super quick creamy cauliflower and potato soup


  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

This simple gluten-free soup is not just super easy and quick to cook, but it also comes with many health benefits and is extremely good for you.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 leek (sliced)
  • 2 large potatoes (peeled and sliced)
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower (chopped into small bits)
  • 1 tbsp butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 twig rosemary
  • 1 twig thyme
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Heat the butter/olive oil in the saucepan on a medium-high heat. Do not overheat it. Add leek and sauté for 2-3 minutes and add thyme and rosemary twigs. Sauté for another 3-4 minutes until the leek becomes soft.
  2. Add potatoes and cauliflower into the pot. Mix.
  3. Add enough water to cover your vegetables. Bring to the boil and reduce the heat to low so the water just bubbles. Cook for 10 minutes or until the potatoes and cauliflower are very soft. Make sure not to boil it.
  4. Carefully transfer the soup into the blender, and blend on high until the soup is nice and creamy. It will take 20 seconds in a Thermomix on speed 8.
  5. Transfer back to the saucepan. Your soup is ready to serve. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If you don’t have leek on hand, one regular onion will work too. Just make sure you sauté the onions until they are REALLY soft to get all the sweetness.
  • I made cauliflower-parmesan “chips” to serve with the soup. To make them, I cut cauliflower into thin slices and fried them in a frying pan in a small amount of olive oil until the cauliflower had a nice brown colour on both sides. I sprinkled grated parmesan and fried for another minute. Done!
  • This soup also goes well with gluten-free croutons or crispy chickpeas.

What would you top it with? Let me know in the comments below ⇓⇓⇓

 

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: dinner, lunch, Soup

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3 Comments

  1. This recipe looks so delicious and simple I cant wait to try it!! I love how it is also dairy-free perfect for so many different dietary requirements! Thank you for sharing I definitely think it will become a staple in my household.

    1. Hi Grace, Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoy the recipe.
      It is definitely a staple in our family too.
      Elena

  2. I could eat a nice soup every day of the week and always very excited to find a new recipe. This soup is delicious!

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