My Creamy Ham and Cauliflower Soup is delicious, hearty, and thick. Which by my standards makes it the ultimate bowl of yummy goodness on all these super cold nights we’ve been having. My favorite part is that you can have this yummy soup on your dinner table pretty quickly using only basic ingredients you can find at any grocery store.
I have always loved potato soup and remember my mom making the best, but when I started trying to eat lower carbs a few years back that soup became just a warm memory. For all that have or do follow a lower carb lifestyle, it is no surprise that cauliflower can be used in recipes to mimic white potatoes. Do they taste the exact same? Will you fool everyone with the cauliflower?
No, cauliflower does not taste 100% like potatoes, but I believe cauliflower is definitely a close fit and with the right ingredients, it can taste pretty close to potatoes when used in your favorite dishes like I did when I made this cauliflower soup to replace that creamy potato soup I loved.
Stove Top or Instant Pot
In the past, I have always prepared my Creamy Ham and Cauliflower Soup on the stove top. It is so simple and the soup can be ready in under an hour, but I recently joined in all the Instant Pot fun and wanted to give this recipe a try in my new toy.
Since I was a total newbie to this pressure cooker concept, I started by doing the basics for the first couple weeks like boiled eggs, bone broth, and frozen chicken breast. I, like many of you out there, totally fell in love with my Instant Pot. Since getting it for Christmas, I have used it at least three times a week.
My Creamy Ham and Cauliflower Soup turned out great in the Instant Pot and even quicker than when I make it on the stove. I am confident in saying this recipe is an easy recipe for any pressure cooker newbie like myself to try out. My Instant Pot has a Soup button, but to keep it simple and since I had gotten comfortable using the Manual Setting, I went that route for this recipe. Feel free to use the soup setting if you would like, but keep in mind that the cauliflower doesn’t take long under pressure.
Are you a newbie with the Instant Pot or would you call yourself a pro? I would love to hear from you with any tips or tricks and some of your favorite ways to use your pressure cooker! Drop me some comments below!
Stove Top: If you wanted to make this soup on the stove top, just saute the onions and celery in the soup pot then add in all the other ingredients, reserving the cream cheese and heavy cream until the end. Once the soup is ready, just stir in the cream cheese and cream then serve.