Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Corn

This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you! | natashaskitchen.com

Creamy, dreamy, delicious, and good for you!! This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bites of bacon and it’s well loved by everyone in our family. This recipe makes a full pot of cauliflower soup, but it disappears quickly and I always wish we had more when it’s gone! It reminds me of the soups we enjoyed at a 5-star resort on our honeymoon years ago. The dining was unforgettable and I was particularly smitten with their indulgent soups. This cauliflower soup has a rich gourmet flavor except the entire pot has (GET THIS) only 1 cup of cream! Seriously!! The cauliflower is the secret to the velvety smooth texture.

Ladle hot cauliflower soup into shallow bowls and top with lavish amounts of sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Pair it with some fresh crusty bread and pretend you’re fine dining at home (where refills are always free) ;). Enjoy this creamy cauliflower soup my friends. I hope this becomes a new favorite for you! 

This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you! | natashaskitchen.com

Ingredients for Creamy Cauliflower Soup:

12 oz bacon, sliced into 1/2″ pieces
1 medium onion, diced
4 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1/2″ thick pieces
1 medium head cauliflower, cored and chopped into florets
7 cups warm water
1 cup heavy cream
4 tsp salt or to taste
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper, or to taste
2 to 3 cups corn kernels (cooked from fresh or frozen)
1 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped – optional garnish

This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you! | natashaskitchen.com

How To Make Creamy Cauliflower Soup:

1. Cook bacon in a 5 1/2 qt+ heavy-bottomed soup pot or dutch oven over med/high heat until browned and crispy. Use a slotted spoon to remove to a paper-towel-lined plate.

2. Pour the bacon grease into a bowl. Spoon 3 Tbsp of bacon fat back into the pot and discard the rest. Add diced onion and sauté 5 minutes or until softened.

3. Add chopped potatoes and cauliflower, 7 cups warm water along with 4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Stir and bring to a boil. Once it boils, add 1 cup whipping cream then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until potatoes are cooked through (about 15 minutes).

This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you! | natashaskitchen.com

4. Meanwhile cook your corn (click for 15 minute fresh corn recipe, or cook frozen corn kernels according to package instructions. When out of season, I love the frozen organic from Costco). Drain and cover to keep warm.

5. Blend the soup in batches in a blender until completely smooth (making sure your blender has a little breathing hole at the top so you don’t create a suction vacuum from the hot liquid. Blendtec has a built in opening at the top. Return soup to the pot and season to taste (for more of an adult soup, we add another 1/2 tsp cayenne). To serve, Ladle cauliflower soup into warm bowls and garnish generously with bacon bits, cooked corn kernels and fresh parsley.

This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you! | natashaskitchen.com

⬇️ Print Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe:

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon and Corn

4.47 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you!
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $9-$10
Servings: 16 cups

Ingredients

  • 12 oz bacon sliced into 1/2" pieces
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 4 medium russet potatoes peeled and chopped into 1/2" thick pieces
  • 1 medium head cauliflower cored and chopped into florets
  • 7 cups warm water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper or to taste
  • 2 to 3 cups corn kernels cooked from fresh or frozen
  • 1 Tbsp parsley finely chopped - optional garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon in a 5 1/2 qt+ heavy-bottomed soup pot or dutch oven over med/high heat until browned. Remove bacon with slotted spoon to paper-towel-lined plate.
  2. Pour the bacon grease into a bowl. Spoon 3 Tbsp of bacon grease back into the pot and discard the rest. Add diced onion and sauté 5 min or until soft.
  3. Add chopped potatoes and cauliflower, 7 cups warm water along with 4 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste. Stir and bring to a boil. Add 1 cup cream, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until potatoes are cooked through (about 15 min).
  4. Meanwhile cook your corn. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  5. Puree the soup in batches in a blender until completely smooth (making sure your blender has a little breathing hole at the top so you don't create a suction vacuum from the hot liquid. Return soup to the pot and season to taste (for an adult soup, we add another 1/2 tsp cayenne). To serve, Ladle into warm bowls and garnish generously with bacon bits, cooked corn kernels and fresh parsley.

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This cauliflower soup is velvety smooth, and the bacon-corn topping adds just the right amount of crunch and texture to every bite. So yummy!!

This creamy cauliflower soup is loaded with sweet corn and crunchy bacon. Creamy cauliflower soup has rich gourmet flavor and it's good for you! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Kseniya
    November 8, 2018

    This was awesome without bacon, too. My 20 month old liked it too which made me so happy! Thank you for this healthy recipe! Keep up your great work. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 8, 2018

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great! Reply

  • Veronika S.
    February 27, 2018

    Loved this!!!so delicious and creamy! We don’t eat pork, so I didn’t use bacon.

    It was so quick and easy. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 27, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Veronika! Thanks for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Ali
    December 28, 2017

    Hi, can I use chopped cauliflower instead of florets? I already bought some cauliflower, and it’s already chopped very small in the bag. Thanks for all your amazing recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 28, 2017

      HI Ali, I think that would work but you might add the cauliflower once the potatoes are nearly cooked since tiny chopped bits of cauliflower will cook faster. Reply

  • Alina
    December 19, 2017

    Great recipe. We loved it. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 19, 2017

      Awesome, I’m glad to hear the recipe is a HIT! Thanks for sharing Alina! Reply

  • Esther
    December 13, 2017

    Could you use canned corn instead of frozen or fresh? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 13, 2017

      Hi Esther, yes you can 😬 Reply

  • Nadia
    November 11, 2017

    Have you tried not to blend this soup? I don’t know how I feel about my food blended… lom Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 11, 2017

      Hi Nadia, several readers have reported loving this not blended 🙂 Reply

  • Sue
    September 28, 2017

    Could you please add nutritional information to your yummy recipes? This one sounds delicious, but high in calories. I would love to be able to judge how to allot my daily calories. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 29, 2017

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Sue! Reply

  • Rebecca
    August 23, 2017

    I haven’t tried this recipe yet, but was planning to cook it over the weekend. My 4 year old has been demanding a ‘cauliflower and sweet corn soup’ because it’s her favourite (this week anyway😋). This looks yummy! Can you freeze it? As if she likes it I’ll freeze portions for busy weeknights! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 23, 2017

      Hi Rebecca, I have not tried freezing but I imagine it would work well. Reply

  • Sarah
    August 14, 2017

    I was really excited to make this soup, and really wanted to love it. However, I was a little disappointed when I made it and finally had a bite. It was a little too blant for me and was missing flavor. I had to add in extra spices to make up for it. Over all it was a good try, but I don’t see myself adding it to my collection. 🙁 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 15, 2017

      Hi Sarah, did you change anything about proportions or change the seasonings that are called for? It only has 3 simple seasonings which add great flavor but if you cut one out or reduce it, it will be noticeable in the recipe. I hope that helps! We make this recipe often and it’s a favorite in our family 🙂 Reply

  • Alla
    June 5, 2017

    wow, i need to make that soup.
    i would love more soups recipes from you. my husband requested a 30 soups challenge (soups recipes should not be repeated), this will be soup #8, because i am making tomorrow creamy potato soup ( which is soup #7). basically i am making 2 to 3 soups a week, sometimes it is even 4 soups per week. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 5, 2017

      You’ll love this soup! Please let me know what you and your husband think! Reply

  • Luba
    May 31, 2017

    The fist time I made this soup I was disappointed,it turned out too spicy since then I’ve reduced the pepper and this is now one of my favourite soups! The other change I made is using a stick blender to cream it, works great and I can use the very same pot were I cooked it! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 31, 2017

      Hi Luba, I’m so glad you love it!! 🙂 Reply

  • Valeriya Makhonina
    April 12, 2017

    Yummy soup! First time making it, and I regret all those years I missed out on this soup! I love how creamy and rich it is. I also added carrots and chicken stock to the pot. At the end I added canned corn and green onion. Loving it right now 🍲 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 12, 2017

      Valeriya, thank you for such a nice review and great job improvising 😬 Reply

  • Inga
    March 17, 2017

    This soup was so satisfyingly delicious! My husband and daughter loved it. For a snazzy soup, it was simple and quick to make. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 18, 2017

      Thank you for sharing such a wonderful review Inga! 🙂 Reply

  • Inna Luzhnykh
    March 11, 2017

    thank you so much for this recipe ! the soup was delicious !! even my 9 month old baby loved it and shes a very picky eater 🙂 ill be making it over and over again!! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 11, 2017

      Awesome! Your review put a big smile on my face Jane! Thanks for sharing 🙂 Reply

  • Anastasia
    March 3, 2017

    Creamy soup! I put 1/2 tsp of cayenne and its too spicy for my husband.. I guess ill be eating this all by myself lol Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 3, 2017

      Hi Anastasia, thank you for sharing! You might try just 1/4 tsp next time 😉 Reply

  • Tanya Rust
    March 1, 2017

    This was delicious! I only added about half a teaspoon of cayenne though and it was plenty hot for our family and we like spice! I will cut the salt a bit as well. Also, I used coffee cream (18%) because that’s what I had. Great recipe! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 1, 2017

      I’m glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for sharing Tanya 🙂 Reply

  • Chloe Gardania
    February 25, 2017

    I am making a list of “What I HAVE to make from Natashas kitchen.”
    This soup is on the list! Have about 67 recipes written down!
    Keep up the good work! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 25, 2017

      WOW! That’s great! Thank you so much Chloe 🙂 Reply

  • Natalya
    February 19, 2017

    Natasha, is it possible to use only cauliflower in this recipe so that there are no potatoes? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 20, 2017

      Yes, you can definitely do that! I hope you love it. Reply

  • Roxy
    February 17, 2017

    Have you thought about posting a recipe on how to make baked potato soup? Panera sells some yummy baked potato soup and I have been dying to make it but I haven’t found a good recipe :/ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 18, 2017

      That is a great suggestion and I’ll add it to my list. Thank you! Reply

  • Maria
    February 13, 2017

    Great recipe! By the time I was done making the soup, I had used 1/2 tsp cayenne and 3 tsp salt. I recommend everyone to start with less and then just continue adding to taste. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 13, 2017

      Great tip Maria! Thank you for sharing your review 🙂 Reply

  • Natalia
    February 10, 2017

    This recipe is so simple and really delicious. I used frozen cooked corn but I’m certain it would taste even better in summer with fresh corn on the cob – maybe even grilled corn. YUMMERS! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2017

      I cannot wait until fresh summer corn! I completely agree, there’s nothing like sweet corn right off the cob 🙂 Reply

  • Cheryl
    February 10, 2017

    This was yummy. I used a little less cayenne but loved the spice from it! Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 10, 2017

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! 🙂 Reply

  • February 9, 2017

    Thanks for the recipe Natasha I loved the ingredients and decided to make it but it turned out to spicy for our family with just 1/2 TSP of cayenne pepper. Just a warning for those people who don’t like very spicy things. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 9, 2017

      Hi Luba, are you certain you used half a teaspoon rather than half a tablespoon? I guess everyone has a different affinity for spice. 🙂 thanks for sharing your feedback! Reply

    • Tanya
      February 10, 2017

      Yes way too spicy, I wish I read your comment before making this recipe. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 10, 2017

        Thank you for your feedback! I adjusted the recipe to read 1/4 tsp to 1 tsp. Maybe our family has a high tolerance to spicy foods? 😉 Reply

  • February 8, 2017

    That looks yummy,I resently got home from work,& by looking @ this soup made Me hungry. Going to make it.I don’t like to blend the soups,i like it it how it is. Do we have to blend it? Thanks for all the delicious recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 9, 2017

      Hi Olga, I think it’s best served creamy, but it will still taste fine if you don’t blend it, or maybe blend half of it so you have the creaminess with some texture. Reply

  • Larisa
    February 8, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Would canned corn work for this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2017

      Hi Larisa, I think fresh or frozen tastes best/sweetest and during winter, I love the organic frozen corn sold in large bags in the freezer section of Costco, but it would work to used canned if you prefer 🙂 Enjoy!! Reply

  • Debra Covic
    February 8, 2017

    This soup sounds delicious. I plan to make it within the next few days. 4 Tbs of salt sounds like a lot. Are you sure this is the correct amount? Thank you. Reply

    • Debra Covic
      February 8, 2017

      Sorry. I meant to type 4 tsp. Still sounds like a lot though. Reply

      • Natasha
        natashaskitchen
        February 8, 2017

        Hi Debra, yes 4 teaspoons is correct. You can absolutely add it to taste, but it is a big pot of soup and I’m not using chicken broth so the 4 tsp of salt is basically the only sodium in the soup. When you consider how much soup it makes, it’s really not that much and we also do not like overly salty foods. I hope you love it! Reply

  • February 7, 2017

    OH goodness… I love the ingredients in the recipe… Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 7, 2017

      It is DELICIOUS!! Reply

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