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Creamy Cauliflower And Sweet Potato Soup

It's hard to believe a soup this velvety has absolutely no dairy in it!

Vegan Creamy Cauliflower Soup



Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

30 minutes




Giada De Laurentiis

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    For the soup:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 shallot (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt (divided)
  • 1 large sweet potato (peeled and diced in to 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 large cauliflower (cut into 1 inch florets)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil (optional*)
  • For the garnish:

  • 2 teaspoons virgin coconut oil (warmed slightly or olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Heat a 4 quart dutch oven over medium heat. Add the oil to the pan and swirl to coat the bottom. Add the shallot to the pan and cook, stirring often for 1 minute. Season with 1 teaspoon salt. Add the sweet potatoes and cook for another minute, stirring often. Add the cauliflower, bay leaf, vegetable broth and 3 cups of water. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium low to maintain a gentle simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a small bowl, toss together the oil, pumpkin seeds, paprika and salt. Scatter evenly on the prepared pan and bake for 8 minutes stirring half way through. Remove from the oven and drain on a paper towel lined plate.
  4. When all the vegetables are tender, remove the bay leaf and discard. Remove the soup from the heat. Using a stick blender, puree on high for 2 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Add the coconut oil and remaining salt and puree again until incorporated. Serve with the spiced pepitas on top.



Nutrition Serving Size
per serving
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
15 grams
6 grams
12 grams
Saturated Fat
5 grams
624 milligrams
4 grams
5 grams
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2 reviews & comments

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    Dolores Gutierrez

    I made this recipe last night, it was delicious!! Super fast and packed with flavor!!

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    Lily Supanik

    Just made this delicious soup!! It was so easy to make! Thank you Giada for sharing this recipe! Can’t wait to make more in 2021! Happy New Year

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