This Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup is a soup recipe I’ll make over and over, and this tasty soup is also Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, and can be South Beach Diet friendly.
Even though I try to share lots of low-carb Super Bowl Recipes, I know some of you definitely had some carb-loaded foods while you were watching the game, am I right? Personally I find special occasions like that to be the hardest time to practice carb-conscious eating, and my family is (cough) not known for bringing low-carb options when I’m hosting either, which I was yesterday.
So if you’re thinking about getting back on track today, I have a real treat for you. This Instant Pot Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup was absolutely amazing; I promise you that no one will think about low-carb diets while they’re eating this soup.
1/2 onion, chopped small
2 T butter or olive oil
1 large head of cauliflower, leaves and stem removed and the rest coarsely chopped. (About 7-8 cups chopped cauliflower. You can use the core.)
3 cups (24 oz.) chicken stock (I would use flavorful homemade chicken stock, or chicken stock from a carton) plus a little more to thin soup if needed
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
4 oz. cream cheese, cut into cubes
1 cup grated sharp or extra sharp cheddar cheese (We used a mix of cheeses, but next time Kara and I agreed we would use mostly extra sharp cheddar.)
1/2 cup half and half, cream, or milk
extra grated sharp cheddar or extra sharp cheddar cheese
8-10 strips bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled (We used pre-cooked bacon and cooked it in the microwave.)
thinly sliced green onions
Peel onion and chop into small pieces. Cut away the leaves of the cauliflower and some of the stem, keeping the core part. Coarsely chop cauliflower into pieces.
Turn Instant Pot or pressure cooker to SAUTE and melt the butter; then add the onion and cook 2-3 minutes. Then add the chopped cauliflower, chicken stock, garlic powder, and salt. Lock the lid, use the MANUAL setting and cook on HIGH PRESSURE for 5 minutes. Quick release the pressure.