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Roasted Cauliflower Frankenstein Soup

Entertain your friends this Halloween with a bell pepper bowl filled with this vegetable protein packed soup. The moment they take the head off, it will be as if they are dining on Frankenstein Brains {considered a delicacy in some parts of this world}.

Each slurp will be filled with satisfaction and delight. No one ever knew that their vegetables could taste this freakishly good!

The severed fingers add such a creepy yet classy touch doesn’t it? Your friends will thank you for it.

Roasted Cauliflower, Garlic and Swiss Chard “Frankenstein” Soup Recipe

Gluten, egg, and dairy-free

Serves 6 Bell Pepper Bowls


  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups swiss chard
  • 8 cloves of garlic
  • 2 Tb olive oil
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Bell Peppers for Bowls
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. Cut up cauliflower head into florets and place in a medium bowl with garlic cloves (skin still on). Toss with olive oil and salt.
  4. On a baking sheet, roast for 25-30 minutes or until a nice brown sets in.
  5. Set garlic aside and allow to cool. Peel skins off of garlic.
  6. Place cauliflower, chard, vegetable broth, garlic, and thyme in a pot and boil to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, blend up soup until desired consistency is achieved.
  8. Serve up in bell pepper bowls and serve immediately.

42 Comments Post a comment
  1. Joan #

    I hope that’s not your finger:-( Very cute!

    October 26, 2012
    • HA! No, these are store bought fingers Joan 😉

      October 27, 2012
  2. I can’t get those fingers out of my head- they are so creepy! I love the little frankenstein bowls with the olives – so awesome!

    October 18, 2012
  3. Brains never looked so tasty!

    October 16, 2012
  4. This is so cute! I love the little olive bolts! =)

    October 15, 2012
  5. Great idea! Talk about scaring your company.

    October 15, 2012
  6. haha love this idea of turning a pepper into frankensteins head, you have a seriously amazing imagination!

    October 15, 2012
  7. Oh my God, that finger! I love the idea of serving soupo in a green pepper!

    October 15, 2012
  8. Is the finger purchased or made?

    October 14, 2012
    • The finger is definitely purchased. I believe I bought them at the 99 cent store. Feel free to purchase them and serve with the soup 🙂

      October 15, 2012
  9. lizziebordello #

    Eww, those fingers are super gross! (and, well, super awesome, fine. ;p)

    October 14, 2012
  10. Of what is that Finger made, and how? ^^

    October 14, 2012
  11. ewwww.. i am amazed at your creativity every single time! be sure of this, that i will be sending my kids when i have some to aunt caras during halloween!

    October 14, 2012
  12. Nice recipe but one could also cook steam and mash the cauliflower or make soup with it and the rest of the ingredients and not bake the entire dish (Bell pepper).. No need to destroy any more nutrients and minerals!! RAW FOODS RULE!! Still love the recipe!

    October 13, 2012
    • You are right, Devon! This would be great raw too!!

      October 16, 2012
  13. Love this! The finger poking out is so perfect 🙂

    October 13, 2012
  14. That finger is utterly disgusting/awesome.

    October 13, 2012
    • I’m so glad to hear that the finger is the popular part of the post! It is rather amazing, isn’t it?? 😉

      October 16, 2012
  15. I couldn’t tell what the finger was on my phone. Had to log onto the compute. Gross. The finger, not the soup. Yum on the soup 😉

    October 13, 2012
    • hehehehe. My work here is done 🙂

      October 16, 2012
  16. You crack me up. Love the mummies the other day, too. : ) Thanks for the smiles. And the very visually satisfying posts.

    October 13, 2012
    • Hi Kelly! Love hearing from you–puts a smile on MY face! xo

      October 16, 2012
  17. This creepy soup looks delicious!

    October 13, 2012
  18. How cute!!!!

    October 13, 2012
  19. Love this!! It looks great!!!

    October 13, 2012
  20. Such a great idea Cara! I don’t think I know anyone who is as much in love with Halloween as you are! It’s radical! xoxo

    October 13, 2012
    • And you are my favorite for using the term “radical”!

      October 16, 2012
      • Somer #

        *blushing* holy crap – potluck closes at 11! Get your butt in there! Frugal, Shira, Pancakes and more are there! xox

        October 16, 2012
        • Cara #

          Dude, I haven’t been feeling the best lately. Been super drained and haven’t been able to create any recipes this week 😦

          October 16, 2012
          • Somer #

            Oh man. That’s what you get for being FrankenVegan and MOFO over achiever of the year. Just kidding babe. I know you’ve got the twitchy eye and all that, and you know I know what causes that. Blast. I wanted you there, but I totally get if you’re over extended. Virtual hugs to you. Take it easy, make sure you are getting some yoga and rest in. Love you to bits and sorry for the extra pressure. xoxoXOOXOxoo (Nacho style)

            October 16, 2012
  21. Cooked! not raw! Yes! Haha. gorgeous soup and I love the photos 🙂 Very scary…

    October 13, 2012
    • Just for you, you big baby! 😉

      October 16, 2012
  22. Cara, you are so decked out and ready for Halloween! Love the spooky soup idea. Also, that pick of you as the wicked witch is, well… wicked! Haha!

    October 13, 2012
    • It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Willow 🙂 I gotsta be all decked out! ha. xo

      October 16, 2012
  23. A Table in the Sun #

    Cute serving idea…using the pepper as a bowl. Creepy fingers!

    October 13, 2012
  24. Laurel #

    Spook – eee. This is one time I’m glad to be allergic to goblin brains.

    October 13, 2012
  25. Jan #

    eeeeeeew its a finger!

    October 13, 2012
  26. Viv Cutler #

    So Very Cool!!! I Love it!!! Great Job Cara!!! Hugs Viv

    October 13, 2012

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