Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Shrimp

This Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Shrimp is amazing! I’ve made it twice and can’t wait to make it again. It brought me back to Mexico and all the gourmet soups we tried on our honeymoon.

This creamy soup definitely has the WOW factor; and your dinner guests will agree. Can you imagine juicy shrimp and creamy deliciousness taking over your palate? Did I mention this recipe comes from the same Cousin Lena who created the (wildly popular) chebureki?

Ingredients for Cauliflower and Potato Soup:

4 Medium potatoes, chopped
1/2 head cauliflower, chopped
1 small onion, diced
1/2 cup olive oil
4 cups warm water
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Shrimp

1 lb med shrimp peeled & deveined
1 Tbsp olive oil
4 Tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves
3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp dry parsley
salt & pepper to taste

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How to make Creamy Potato Soup with Shrimp:

1. Add 1/2 cup of olive oil to a medium soup pot and turn the heat to medium. Add diced onions  ands saute them for a minute.

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2. Next, add chopped cauliflower and potatoes to the pot with onions and cook until onions become transparent.

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3. Pour in four cups of water along with  2 tsp of salt, 1/2 tsp of pepper and 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper. Than bring everything  to a boil.

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4. When water boils, add one cup of Heavy Whipping cream. Cover and let it cook until potatoes are cooked through (15- min). In the mean time prepare shrimp.

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5. Preheat the skillet over medium/high  heat.  Add 1 Tbsp oil, butter, peeled shrimp and garlic. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Saute until cooked through, about 3-4 min.

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6. After soup has finished cooking, remove the pot from heat and using immersion hand blender puree until smooth consistency. Or just use whatever blender you have on hand to puree soup until smooth. I like the first method better because everything is done without removing soup from the pot.

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To Serve – pour in desired amount of creamy soup in the bowl. Top with 5-6 buttery shrimp on top and enjoy 🙂

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A random funny nugget:
Napoleon isn’t the only star of the show.
Kip: [while typing a love poem on his computer] “Your sandy hair floats in the air.. To me it’s like a lullaby… I’m just flying by… Oh so high… like a kite… tied to a skate…”

Oh my gosh, I couldn’t stop laughing reading napoleon quotes.

Ok, goodnight. Pleasant dreams of creamy cauliflower and potato soup topped with succulent shrimp.

Creamy Cauliflower and Potato Soup with Shrimp

4.8 from 11 reviews
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Skill Level: Easy-Medium
Cost To Make: $10-$12
Serving: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 Medium potatoes, chopped
  • ½ head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cups warm water
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb med shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1 Tbsp dry parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add ½ cup of olive oil to a medium soup pot and turn the heat to medium. Add diced onions ands saute them for a minute.
  2. Next, add chopped cauliflower and potatoes to the pot with onions and cook until onions become transparent.
  3. Pour in four cups of water along with 2 tsp of salt, ½ tsp of pepper and ¼ tsp of cayenne pepper. Than bring everything to a boil.
  4. When water boils, add one cup of Heavy Whipping cream. Cover and let it cook until potatoes are cooked through (15- min). In the mean time prepare shrimp.
  5. Preheat the skillet over medium/high heat. Add 1 Tbsp oil, butter, peeled shrimp and garlic. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and parsley. Saute until cooked through, about 3-4 min.
  6. After soup has finished cooking, remove the pot from heat and using immersion hand blender puree until smooth consistency. Or just use whatever blender you have on hand to puree soup until smooth. I like the first method better because everything is done without removing soup from the pot.

To Serve - pour in desired amount of creamy soup in the bowl. Top with 5-6 buttery shrimp on top and enjoy 🙂

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  • Monica
    March 16, 2017

    Made the soup last night and it was seriously delicious!! I added some parsley, thyme, and a tiny mid of lemon juice to the soup for some added flavor and it was DIVINE! Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 16, 2017

      Wow I love the sound of those add-ins! Thank you so much for sharing and I’m so happy you loved the soup 🙂 Reply

  • Vika
    May 3, 2016

    My new favorite soup ❤️ So good ! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 3, 2016

      Oh I’m so happy you love it. I absolutely love this one too. It’s so easy and tastes gourmet :). Thanks for the awesome review! Reply

  • Zhanna Lyu
    March 2, 2016

    Have you ever used sweet potatoes instead of regular potatoes? Reply

  • Rufina
    December 18, 2015

    Loved this amazing Soup. I am also a shrimpaholic so this soup was on point! It was so creamy and delicious. Thank you soooo much for this amazing recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 18, 2015

      Thank you for the great review Rufina and you are welcome 😀. Reply

  • Yuliya
    April 3, 2015

    This soup is unique, delicious and beautiful!
    My husband thought it was a little thick but to my taste – perfect! Love this new way of enjoying shrimp! Mm-mmm!
    Also, don’t have a blender other than bullet (small) so blended only a cup to see if it tastes different in chunks- it does! As a purée its a mysterious blend of flavors but as chunks, well you taste everything separately a bit so I say blending it as a must!
    Perfection! Thank you. 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 3, 2015

      I’ll have to try it your way! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Inna
    February 2, 2015

    My kids loved this soup! Wow it’s good! I am not a fan for purée soups, but it was a hit with my 3 girls! Thanks for the recipe, Natasha! Reply

  • Sophia
    May 28, 2014

    Made this soup last night and it was delicious, and my husband loved it too. (As we know how important their opinions are when it comes to food). Thank you so much for your blog, honestly it’s my number one go-to website for recipes. BTW I also didn’t blend the soup I prefer having texture in my food and l enjoyed the cayenne pepper kick. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 28, 2014

      I’ve had several people say they like it to have the chunkier texture! 🙂 I’m so happy you and your husband are enjoying the blog and recipes. My husband is my best critic too and my son, although he doesn’t quite love everything we do just yet! 😉 Reply

  • Natalia A.
    January 21, 2014

    I finally made this soup today and all of my kids loved and approved it, yahhhhhh! The only substitution I made was: I left it chunky and added handful of fresh parsley and dill. Oh how refreshing it was to have a bowl of hot soup after work and school. Thank you Natasha for such a great recipe. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 21, 2014

      Your comment is music to my ears Natalia, thank you for such a great report :). Reply

  • Vika
    January 20, 2014

    This soup is definitely a keeper in my house! I make it quite often! It’s so delicious! I don’t purée mine, and it tastes fantastic that way also. Thanks for the recipe Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 20, 2014

      I haven’t tried eating it without blending it, but should give it a try :). Reply

  • Anna Kravchuk
    December 6, 2013

    I love this recipe! Mine and my husband’s favorite soup:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 6, 2013

      That’s awesome!! I’m so happy you love it. It’s definitely a soup that I crave often. 🙂 Reply

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