The soup for the non-soup lovers.
The first time I made this Red Pepper, Sausage & Cauliflower Soup, my then five-year old daughter had four bowlfuls. I was amazed. Reason being, she hates peppers. And soup. And cooked veggies of any kind.
That’s how amazing this soup is.
Even now, four years later, she’ll down her bowl with the rest of the soup-loving family! Even though she still hates peppers…
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Creamy Roasted Red Pepper, Sausage & Cauliflower Soup
Free of grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and sugar.
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil, lard, or tallow
- 1 onion, diced or minced
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 large head cauliflower, chopped to bite-sized pieces
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 3/4 cup coconut milk (I like to make my own)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika or chili powder (optional)
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 red pepper, roasted and diced
- 1-2 cups chopped, cooked sausage (make sure it’s sugar-free, and gluten free!)*
- 1 tablespoon tapioca flour or arrowroot powder (leave out for GAPS/keto)**
In a large pot, heat oil or cooking fat. When hot, add onion and garlic and sauté until translucent and fragrant.
Add in cauliflower and seasonings and cover with stock. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat and simmer, covered, until cauliflower is fork-tender.
When cauliflower is done, place half of it in a blender (I use this one) along with coconut milk. Puree and dump back into the pot. Add in sausage and roasted pepper and stir to combine.
If using tapioca, place in a small bowl with 1/2 cup of the soup. Stir until smooth (if it gets lumpy, just puree it in the blender), then pour back into soup and stir until thickened.
*If you don’t have any precooked sausage, you can add it in while the cauliflower is cooking, then remove it and slice it before adding it back in.
**To roast the red pepper, place large slices outside up on a cookie sheet. Roast under the broiler until fragrant and beginning to black on the underside – about 10 minutes, depending on how hot your broiler gets.
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looks amazing, especially for this time of year when I cannot get enough warm soups! Featuring your recipe on AFW tonight!
I'm curious, If you've ever had the Zuppa Tuscana at Olive Garden? If so does this have a familiar profile? It was my FAVORITE soup before finding out i was Celiac, and would love to recreate it! either way, thanks for sharing!
What kind of sausage did y’all use?
Applegate chicken sausage. I like the spicy Italian one. 🙂
Oh, sorry! I've never had that soup before! I looked it up though, and it looks similar, minus the potatoes and bacon. : ) Hope you like it, either way. : )
Not sure what kind of sausage to use? Sausage links
Or ground sausage?
I like to use the links, but you could probably use ground, if you want. I am sure it will still be yummy!
How long and at what temperature do you cook this for after adding the rest of the ingredients? Is it on the stove top or slow cooker?
It’s a stove-top soup. 🙂 After adding the sausage and red pepper there is no need to cook, since those ingredients are already cooked. If you are thickening with the tapioca flour, then you just cook on medium until it’s thickened, which is just a couple minutes.
This is such a comforting and flavorful soup!!
Yes! My family definitely agrees. 😉
I can see why this is your family’s all-time favorite – it looks perfect for this part of the year and is definitely a dish I would enjoy on a cold day. Yum.
What a tasty recipe! My whole family love this one and I’ll definitely be making again!
I’m so glad, Kim!
I love that this is so flavorful and easy to make!
Cauliflower has got to be one of my favorite veggies to use when cooking since it’s so versatile. I was wondering and may have missed it in the post but does this freeze well? My hubby doesn’t eat much soup but I LOVE it and it would be great for late nights he isn’t home.
I’ve not tried freezing it, but it will keep in the fridge for a day or two and is great as left-overs. 🙂
Just made this again! It’s so delish. We’ve been making it for years and it’s a perfect healthy satisfying soup!
Yay!!! I’m so glad you continue to enjoy it! Thanks for the encouraging comment!