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Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon

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Cauliflower and Leek Soup with Crispy Bacon
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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4
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Spoon up a little comfort with our cauliflower and leek soup made with crispy bacon. Ready in only 45 minutes, it's an ideal go-to dish on a chilly autumn afternoon.
By Paula Kittelson
Updated May 2, 2012


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 leeks, chopped (white and light green parts only)
  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large shallot, chopped
  • 1 head cauliflower, separated into florets
  • 1 carton (32 oz) Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (4 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbes de Provence
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth


  • 1
    In large saucepan or Dutch oven, heat oil over medium heat. Add leeks, garlic and shallot. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until leeks and shallot are softened but not browned. Add cauliflower, broth and herbes de Provence. Cover; cook until cauliflower is tender, about 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Drain on paper towels; set aside.
  • 3
    Remove soup from heat; using blender or handheld immersion blender, puree soup until smooth. If using regular blender, return soup to saucepan. If using immersion blender, return saucepan to heat. Add salt, pepper and butter. Cook over low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and soup is hot.
  • 4
    To serve, ladle soup into bowls. Sprinkle with bacon.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Don’t have herbes de Provence on hand? Use dried thyme leaves instead.
  • tip 2
    Want to reduce calories even more or make this a vegan soup? Substitute vegetable broth, use butter instead of olive oil for cooking the veggies, and top servings with whole wheat croutons rather than bacon.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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