Need a way to use up leftover chicken or turkey? This roasted cauliflower chicken soup is perfect during the cold months and is really easy to make! Who doesn’t love using up Thanksgiving leftovers?!
The photos and recipe for this roasted cauliflower chicken soup have been updated as of November 16th, 2018!
I love creating recipes using leftovers!
Meals made in the slow cooker tend to yield a lot of food, especially when it comes to meat. I have talked about the excessive amount of pulled pork I had leftover and what I did with it. This time around I had a whole chicken cooked in the slow cooker, and while sandwiches were made, I still had quite a bit hanging around. Top it off with the fact I used the bones to make chicken stock, I was really sweating over what to create.
It all came together as I was at the grocery store and found cauliflower on sale!
Roasted cauliflower chicken soup uses homemade chicken broth and the leftovers from a whole chicken, resulting in a meaty and hearty soup for autumn and winter. Actually, this soup works perfectly with turkey meat and turkey stock! Since I am always working with turkey, it just makes sense to use it here!
When it comes to soup, I am partial to cream. It is a weakness of mine and I know they are not the healthiest, but I cannot resist!
This time around, I reduced the cream and actually omitted any cheese from the recipe, making it easier on my husband’s stomach (lactose intolerant here!) He could actually tell the difference in this soup compared to my vegetarian one, and it makes me wonder if I can recreate my previous roasted cauliflower soup into a lighter version. Probably, but cream and cheese are just soooo good!