Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder (Low-Carb Recipe)

Bacon-Cheddar Cauliflower Chowder (Low-Carb Recipe)



  • 8 slices center-cut bacon, chopped and divided

    1/2 small onion, chopped OR 1 teaspoon onion powder

    1 celery stalk, chopped

    2 garlic cloves, minced

    salt & pepper

    4 cups shredded or grated cauliflower (1/2 large head)

    2 Tablespoons water

    2 Tablespoons gluten-free or all-purpose flour

    2 cups chicken broth, divided

    2 cups 2% milk

    3-4 dashes hot sauce (or more or less)

    2-1/2 cups (12oz) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided

    2 green onions, chopped (optional)

Total Time
45 min


Whisk together flour and 1/4 cup chicken broth in a small bowl then set aside.

Saute bacon in a large soup pot over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate then remove all but 1 Tablespoon drippings from the pot. Add chopped onion (if using,) celery, and garlic to the pot then season with salt and pepper and saute until vegetables are tender, about 4-5 minutes.

Add cauliflower and onion powder (if using) to the pot then stir to combine. Add water then place a lid on top and steam cauliflower until tender, stirring a couple times, about 5-7 minutes. Add remaining chicken broth and milk then turn up heat and bring to a boil.

Slowly whisk in flour/chicken broth mixture while stirring, then turn down heat and simmer for 3-4 minutes, or until chowder has thickened. Turn off heat then stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese a little at a time until smooth, then stir in half the cooked bacon.

Taste and adjust salt, pepper, and/or hot sauce if necessary. Serve topped with remaining shredded cheese, cooked bacon, and green onions, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 570mg 24%
Potassium 1500mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 9g 36%
Sugars 12g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 340%
Calcium 45%
Iron 4%


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