Low Carb Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe with Cauliflower

A hearty but healthy Low Carb Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe – no actual potatoes required thanks so secret ingredients – cauliflower and beef gelatin!Healthy Loaded Baked Potato Soup topped with bacon, cheddar and chopped chives  in a small bowl

Celebrate Soup Season with this Low Carb Baked Potato Soup Recipe

There’s a blanket of thick clouds covering the sky today, and it’s been this way for a solid couple of weeks now. The house feels a bit chillier in the morning and I’ve actually resorted to turning on the heater a few times.

It’s that time of year again! As the cold kicks in, we’re all looking to stay warm and cozy at home with a bowl of  warm, delicious, nutritious, all-good-things-filled soup? Like this Baked Potato Soup!

overhead shot of low carb Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup with toppings

A Low Carb Baked Potato Soup Recipe – without actual potatoes!

It  doesn’t get more comforting than this Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup Recipe – that doesn’t actually contain any potatoes!

With less than four months to go until my wedding I am officially on the slay-in-your-wedding-dress meal plan, so that means as many healthier swaps as possible. Starches are taking a backseat whenever I can resist them, which is not often. But I try!

If you are on a low carb diet but still crave the comfort of creamy potato soup, this healthy low carb soup recipe is for you! This cauliflower “potato soup” is so creamy and comforting but only apports 218 calories per serving – excluding toppings, that is.

Overhead shot of a bowl of Low Carb Loaded Baked Potato Soup made with cauliflower

Ingredients for making Loaded Potato Cauliflower Soup:

This low carb baked potato soup recipe is made with minimal ingredients:

  • cauliflower,
  • onion,
  • garlic,
  • veggie broth,
  • milk
  • collagen protein beef gelatin

overhead shot of a small bowl of Low Carb Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup topped with bacon and cheese

The benefits of cooking with beef gelatin:

My new favorite healthy supplement: Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin from Vital Proteins for a natural protein boost and added thickness.

Adding the gelatin into the baked potato cauliflower soup at the end is what really gives it that rich potato soup-like texture. Toppings like crumbled bacon, aged cheddar and chives make me feel like I’m diving into a loaded baked potato- but this soup is actually loaded with vegetables and protein, making it a way more nutritious meal.

a container of Vital Proteins Beef Gelatin Powder surrounded by ingredients for making Baked Potato Soup RecipeI’ve talked about Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides before and how I love adding it to things like smoothies, overnight oats and even mixing it right into my water as a means of incorporating more collagen into my diet.

Collagen is a naturally derived nutritional powerhouse that benefits your hair, skin, nails, bones and digestion, and the Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin is also a 100% pure collagen protein from pasture-raised cows that offers similar nutrition benefits.

I’ve been digging using it in hot recipes (like soups) as well as baking recipes. It’s odorless and tasteless- v. important, especially for baking- no one wants a beefy tasting dessert…unless you’re Rachel Green and you think it’s okay to put beef in a trifle. It is not.

side view of a small bowl with Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower SoupDietary supplements are honestly not something I’ve paid too much attention to before. But now that I’m in my thirties, I’m starting to realize the importance of making sure I get enough protein and amino acids so that my hair and skin look continue to look fierce and my bones and joints keep working well into my fab old lady years.

And what better way to do that than with a supplement like Vital Proteins, where I can get that nutrition in the form of cheesy, bacon-y Loaded Baked Potato Soup, right?

The best toppings for Baked Potato Soup:

  • bacon bits
  • chopped chives
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • toasted nuts or seeds
  • sour cream
  • sliced scallions
  • chopped dried cranberries
  • fried onions

side view of a bowl of Low Carb Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup topped with bacon bits and cheddar

Tips for making this Loaded Baked Potato Soup recipe:

  • Make sure you don’t brown the garlic when sauteeing or it will taste bitter.
  • Use full-fat coconut milk to make this potato cauliflower soup recipe dairy-free without compromising on the creaminess.
  • Select a clean, firm, compact head of cauliflower. It should be white or creamy-white. Avoid heads that are soft, have brown coloring or small dark spots on the curds.
  • I recommend you make this recipe with a low-sodium broth at its base. This allows you to adjust the seasoning at the end of cooking, while still keeping the sodium levels in check.

More healthy soup recipes:

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Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup

Get your baked potato fix with this hearty but healthy Loaded Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup- no actual potatoes required!

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked potato soup recipe, low carb soup recipe, potato cauliflower soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 218 kcal
Author Denisse

Ingredients

Baked Potato Cauliflower Soup

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium head cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons Vital Proteins Collagen Protein Beef Gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • Salt to taste

Toppings

  • Shredded cheddar cheese
  • Finely chopped bacon
  • Minced chives

Instructions

  1. Add olive oil to a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute for about 2-3 minutes until softened. Add garlic and saute for another minute.

  2. Add cauliflower, broth and milk and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is quite soft.
  3. While the soup is simmering, pour cold water into a small bowl and sprinkle with gelatin. Let sit for 5-10 minutes.
  4. Blend soup until completely smooth. Whisk in gelatin and bring back to a simmer. Season with salt. If soup is too thick, add more liquid gradually for a thinner consistency, or continue to cook and reduce slightly for a thicker texture.
  5. Ladle into bowls and garnish with cheddar, bacon and chives.

Recipe Notes

  • Make sure you don't brown the garlic when sauteeing or it will taste bitter. 
  • Use full-fat coconut milk to make this potato cauliflower soup recipe dairy-free without compromising on the creaminess.
  • Select a clean, firm, compact head of cauliflower. It should be white or creamy-white. Avoid heads that are soft, have brown coloring or small dark spots on the curds.
  • I recommend you make this recipe with a low-sodium broth at its base. This allows you to adjust the seasoning at the end of cooking, while still keeping the sodium levels in check.

Products I recommend for this No Baked Potato Soup recipe:

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. All opinions are my own.

A hearty but healthy Low Carb Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe – no actual potatoes required thanks so secret ingredients – cauliflower and beef gelatin! An easy healthy weeknight dinner - top it with bacon and cheddar cheese for the full baked potato experience #lowcarb #potatosoup #cauliflowersoup #souprecipes #cleaneating

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Comments

    1. Denisse Post author

      Same here! I’m starting to pay more attention to that kind of stuff lately though, and I love when it can be easily incorporated into my daily routine like mixed into a recipe I’m already making, or into a glass of water. I also really like gummy vitamins because I feel like I’m eating candy!

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