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.

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  1. What did you use to make face on pepper?

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

  3. 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!

  4. Brains never looked so tasty!

  5. This is so cute! I love the little olive bolts! =)

  6. Great idea! Talk about scaring your company.

  7. haha love this idea of turning a pepper into frankensteins head, you have a seriously amazing imagination!

  8. Oh my God, that finger! I love the idea of serving soupo in a green pepper!

  9. Is the finger purchased or made?

  10. lizziebordello says:

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

  11. Of what is that Finger made, and how? ^^

  12. 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!

  13. 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!

  14. Love this! The finger poking out is so perfect :)

  15. That finger is utterly disgusting/awesome.

  16. 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 😉

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

  18. This creepy soup looks delicious!

  19. How cute!!!!

  20. Love this!! It looks great!!!

  21. 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

    • And you are my favorite for using the term “radical”!

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

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

          • 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)

  22. Cooked! not raw! Yes! Haha. gorgeous soup and I love the photos :) Very scary…

  23. 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!

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

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

  26. eeeeeeew its a finger!

  27. Viv Cutler says:

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


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