How to Get Your Veggies: Hidden Cauliflower Baked Potato Soup Recipe

by How To Mommy on 03.10.11

How To Get Your Veggies

If your toddler (or husband) is like mine, it is nearly impossible to get them to eat one vegetable a day, let alone the daily recommended amount!

I’ve bought the cookbooks about hiding veggies in different recipes but I couldn’t bring myself to try one.  They all seemed so unappealing.

Then a friend sent me the recipe for a Baked Potato Soup using mostly cauliflower.  Amazingly, I had the ingredients so I figured it was worth a shot.

It was delicious!  And my picky husband and picky daughter had no idea that I was poisoning them with disgusting cauliflower.  🙂

Baked Potato Soup

Servings: 5 • Size: 1 cup
Calories: 207.6 • Fat: 7.8 g • Carb: 22.5 g • Fiber: 2.4 g Protein: 11.9 g

  • 2 russet potatoes, washed and dried
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, stem removed cut into florets
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 1% reduced-fat milk
  • salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 10 tbsp reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 tbsp chopped chives, divided
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled (you can use turkey bacon if you prefer)

Pierce potatoes with a fork; microwave on high for 5 minutes turn over and microwave another 3 – 5 minutes, until tender. Or if you prefer to use your oven, bake at 400° for 1 hour or until tender. Cool. Peel potatoes.

Meanwhile, steam cauliflower with water in a large covered pot until tender. Drain and return to pot. On medium heat, add chicken broth, milk, potatoes and bring to a boil. Use an immersion blender to puree until smooth. Add sour cream, half the chives, salt and pepper and cook on low another 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Remove from heat. Ladle 1 cup soup into each bowl. Top each serving with 2 tbsp cheese, remaining chives, and bacon.

If you have picky people at home, you have to try this recipe!

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 meredith March 10, 2011 at 2:12 PM

i am so excited to try this! i’m the picky one in our house so i’m always looking for ways for veggies not to taste so ‘dirt-like’. thanks!


2 How To Mommy March 10, 2011 at 2:35 PM

It’s super good and fooled my husband, so you know it works! I hope you like it. 🙂


3 lindsey March 10, 2011 at 8:50 PM

you amaze me 🙂


4 How To Mommy March 10, 2011 at 10:16 PM

Aww, thanks so much! You should give the recipe a try. It’s great!


5 lindsey March 11, 2011 at 7:33 AM

i really need to. i’m just so lazy and think that if it cant be microwaved or dumped in the crock pot then its too hard


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