Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup: comforting, thick cauliflower soup is smooth, yet stacked with layers of umami flavors. A budget-friendly, low-carb pressure cooker soup that you'll enjoy even on a warm day!

Make this Creamy Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup. Comforting, thick cauliflower soup is smooth, yet stacked with layers of umami flavors. A budget-friendly, low-carb pressure cooker soup that you’ll enjoy even on a warm day! 😀

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Let’s talk: Cauliflower!

We are naturally drawn to high-carbohydrate foods like a kid attracted to candies. I know I am.

Imagine a creamy, smooth, thick, comforting, flavorful potato soup loaded with satisfying carbs.

Yet, when we’re trying to lower our carbs intake, potato soup just won’t cut it.

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower

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But wait:

Cauliflower is a great substitute for potatoes or rice!

It gives a similar texture or mouth feel without the carbs. YES!

The best part?

Amazing health benefits:

  • Low-carb
  • Low in fat, sodium, or sugar
  • Low calories
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in vitamin C and rich in other vitamins & minerals

In one sentence: Cauliflower is good for us.

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup: comforting, thick cauliflower soup is smooth, yet stacked with layers of umami flavors. A budget-friendly, low-carb pressure cooker soup that you'll enjoy even on a warm day!

You’ll love this Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup because:

  • It’s easy to make.
  • It got Bacon & Cheese – since cauliflower is so healthy, we deserve an extra dose of yumminess 😉
  • Comforting with layers of umami flavors
  • Simple & accessible ingredients
  • Low-carb (compare to all-potato soup)
  • Sooo satisfying yet so budget-friendly!

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients for Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup

What does red potatoes, bacon, Parmesan cheese, fish sauce, and garlic have in common?

They pair extremely well with cauliflower!

Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup: comforting, thick cauliflower soup is smooth, yet stacked with layers of umami flavors. A budget-friendly, low-carb pressure cooker soup that you'll enjoy even on a warm day!

Tools for Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup

Tips for Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup

1. Purchasing White Cauliflower: look for clean, creamy white, tightly packed florets = fresh cauliflower!

2. Crispy Bacon:

  • In order to cook the meat and fat evenly, crispy, and not burnt, place them in the cold pot before turning on the heat. Then, let the heat slowly render out the pork fat.
  • It’s also important to absorb the bacon’s excess fat with paper towel after sauteing – this helps crisp up the umami bacon bits!

3. Smaller Cauliflower Florets: break the larger pieces into smaller florets, so it’ll be easier to blend.

4. Fish Sauce: fish sauce is an optional ingredient, but it adds a kick of irresistible umami-ness to the hearty soup. Don’t worry! It won’t taste fishy. 😉

5. Thinner Consistency: If you like a thinner soup consistency, add hot unsalted chicken stock to adjust the thickness of the soup.

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5.0 from 32 reviews
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Pressure Cooker Cauliflower Potato Soup: comforting, thick cauliflower soup is smooth, yet stacked with layers of umami flavors. A budget-friendly, low-carb pressure cooker soup!
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Recipe type: Dinner, Lunch, Quick Meals, Soup, Vegetables, Easy
Cuisine: American
Serving: 4 - 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head of cauliflower, floret
  • 2 small red potatoes, chunked
  • 4 cups (1 L) of unsalted chicken stock
  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 6 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 cup (250 ml) of heavy cream
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 stalks of green onions, chopped
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons (30 ml) fish sauce
  • Optional: freshly grated Parmesan cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Crisp the Bacon: Place chopped bacon in your Pressure Cooker and turn heat to medium (Instant Pot: press Sauté button). Stir occasionally and allow the bacon bits to crisp (~4 mins). Remove bacon bits from pressure cooker and place on paper towel to absorb the excess fat.
  2. Sauté the Onion, Garlic, and Green Onions: Sauté onions in bacon fat for roughly 1 – 2 minutes until soften. Add in garlic and half of the green onions. Season with a pinch of kosher salt and pepper if you like. Sauté until fragrant.
  3. Deglaze: Pour ~ ⅓ cup (100 ml) unsalted chicken stock. Scrub all the brown bits off the bottom of the pot with a wooden spoon. Keep the brown bits as they are very flavorful.
  4. Pressure Cook the Cauliflower Potato Soup: Add 2 bay leaves, cauliflower, and 2 red potatoes in the pressure cooker. Pour the remaining chicken stock into pressure cooker. Close the lid and cook at High Pressure for 3 minutes. Turn off the heat and do a 10 minutes Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.

    Remove Bay Leaves (Optional): If you don't think your immersion hand blender is powerful enough to blend through the bay leaves, you can remove them at this step.
  5. Blend & Season: Blend cauliflower soup into desired consistency with an immersion hand blender. Add 1 cup (250 ml) of heavy cream. Taste the soup and season with 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of fish sauce and kosher salt.
  6. Serve: Garnish with green onions, crispy bacon bits, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy immediately. I think you will love it 🙂
Notes
Thinner Consistency: If you like a thinner soup consistency, add hot homemade unsalted chicken stock to adjust the thickness of the soup.

Smaller Cauliflower Florets: break the larger pieces into smaller florets, so it'll be easier to blend.

Crispy Bacon: It's important to place the bacon in the cold pot before turning on the heat (see tips section in the article).

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Randy T.
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Randy T.

I added light sour cream at the end instead of heavy cream and it was delicious! I also left out the bay leaves because I didn’t have any.

Lisa D.
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Lisa D.

Really tasty soup. I was hesitant – especially with Fish Sauce – but made as directed and it was delish! Love the photos that accompany each recipe. Virtually fool-proof. Thank you. I will be sharing your tasty recipes with my friends, family, and colleagues.

Molly
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Molly

This recipe was truly delicious! I have 2 small children (2 & 4) both ate it up. Thank you!
For others reading reviews…I accidentally left out the cream and it was still super smooth and creamy. I did add the fish sauce but only 3 tsp because I couldn’t stand it when I was pregnant and so I am always a little timid on the first go around. I think the addition is worth the extra dimension that it adds to the flavor.

Jesse
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Jesse

So good, and so simple. Thanks for a great recipe. This has become one or our staple meals.

Sc
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Sc

Would using 2 small russet potatoes and omitting the bacon be just as delicious?

Sc
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Sc

Thank you Amy and Jacky, I made it today and it is so delicious!

Tina Bowen
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Tina Bowen

I sure do love this soup and it is low in carbs. I even gave some to my diabetic patients, thanks. Although I haven’t figured out how to get your email.

Tina

Natasha
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Natasha

This soup is incredible. Thank you! My husband generally dislikes homemade soups and he called this “hella good!”

Natalie
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Natalie

Another excellent recipe guys!!!! Never disappointed with any recipe I tried from y’all. I am crossing my fingers that one day you’ll have a cookbook!!!!
Thank you for your hard work and dedication 🙂
Natalie in Canada ??

Beth
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Beth

This soup is fantastic. It was the first thing I made in my new instant pot and it couldn’t have been easier! Delicious. Thank you this one is a keeper!

Jacky + Amy
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Jacky + Amy

Hi Beth,

Hope you had a wonderful New Year & Christmas 🙂
Thank you so much for your kind words on the recipe!

Happy New Year & please take care
Jacky

Kems
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Kems

One of our favourite recipe here ! My children enjoy it !
Thanks from France !

Allie
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Allie

I’ve been doing my best to avoid eating mammals, so I didn’t use bacon. Instead, I sautéed the onions and garlic in olive oil and added a 1/4 tsp or so of smoked paprika. It was great. In case anyone else wants to omit bacon and keep the flavor.

I also added some rosemary.

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