04 Jan Creamy Turkey Veggie Soup
This dairy-free version of a creamy turkey soup really hits the spot on a cold winter day. And, with bone broth and cauliflower as a base, it is both nutritious and filling; without all the carbs and extra calories that typically come with a “cream” based soup. For those following the AIP protocol this recipe fits the bill and can be made keto-friendly by adding a couple tablespoons of butter or coconut oil and omitting the carrots. Enjoy!
- 1 head cauliflower
- About 4-5 cups bone broth (preferably chicken or turkey)
- 4 large carrots (omit for keto)
- About 4-6 stalks celery
- About 2 cups broccoli (I actually chop the broccoli stems up and toss those in as well)
- 1/2 red or white onion
- 1 cube gluten-free chicken or veggie flavored bouillon cube (you can omit this and use salt and pepper to taste if you’d rather)
Note: Add more or less veggies as desired.
- Add about 2 cups bone broth to pot then break cauliflower into smaller chunks and add to broth. Cover, bring to boil and cook until cauliflower is very tender, about 10-12 minutes.
- Chop veggies so they are all about the same size (to allow to cook evenly).
- Once tender, transfer cooked cauliflower to blender or food processor and blend until well pureed. Add broth that it was cooked in as needed for easier pureeing.
- Transfer pureed cauliflower back to pot (or slow cooker). Add chopped veggies and additional broth, using more for a thinner consistency and less for a thicker soup. Toss in bouillon cube or salt and pepper to taste.
- If using pot, bring heat to medium/low and cook, stirring occasionally until veggies are tender. If using a crock pot, allow 2-4 hours to cook, and select medium or low temp depending on how much time you have. (I’ve found I like this soup best if it cooks slowly and sits a bit before we enjoy it. Seems to make the flavors blend together better).
NOTE: For those following the ketogenic protocol, omit carrots reduce bone broth a bit and add 2-4 tbs butter or coconut oil to soup. This is a great recipe for “split” households where some member(s) are following keto protocol and others aren’t. I simply use two pots and omit carrots and add extra fat/oil to one pot while adding carrots and omitting extra fat/oil in the other.