This is another delicious way to use your cauliflower. It’s similar to the potato soup but less starchy.
My family loves soups, especially homemade ones. This soup is made with some leftover mashed potatoes, so make extra the night before. Then I boiled a cauliflower until tender, mashed it and simmered with a few more ingredients and the soup was done! Awesome!
You’ll be amazed how this potato-cauliflower soup is so light, creamy and very tasty. Perfect for this season, especially on chilly, wintry nights. I like adding a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil on top. It gives an additional savory flavor to the soup.
Everyone loved it! Even my Dad who was a little skeptical about it, enjoyed it immensely. For sure, I will be making this potato and cauliflower soup all winter long, especially when I have leftover mashed potatoes from the night before – just a quick tip to use some of those leftovers!
- 1 cauliflower- cord, rinsed, cut into pieces
- 3 cups ( leftover) mashed potatoes
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 onion- chopped
- 1 (32 ounce) low-sodium vegetable broth
- 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- extra-virgin olive oil to garnish
In a large sauce pot filled(1/4 amount) with water, bring water to a boil. Add the cauliflower and cover. Boil cauliflower for about 4 to 6 minutes, until tender. Drain and mash the cauliflower.
In the meantime, sauté onions with olive oil in a small pan until onions become soft and translucent, about 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer onions to the large pot with mashed cauliflower. Turn on low heat and stir the onions with cauliflower for about 1 minute.
Add 3 cups of mashed potatoes, nutmeg, and vegetable broth. Bring soup to a low boil. Then simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
Add salt and pepper to taste. Turn off heat. Transfer half the mixture to a blender and blend for a few seconds. Transfer back to the pot. Stir in the grated parmesan cheese. Ladle into soup bowls and garnish with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil on top. Serve immediately.