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Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe

When I created this soup at the last minute for an impromptu ice skating party, it was a hit. This is a good solid meal in and of itself. Just serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and you'll be warm inside and out.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken in florets
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, curry powder and white pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, onion, broth and bouillon. Cover and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese and seasonings. Pour into cauliflower mixture. Simmer slowly for 30 minutes (do not boil). Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 220 calories, 14g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 912mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein

Reviews for Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"Made this but pur?ed the califlower, onions and broth before adding cheese mixture. Fantastic!"

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"I made it as shown except for the parsley flakes which I couldn't find in my cupboard. It turned out very well, I will make again."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"I made it with fresh home grown cauliflower and it was amazing. It had such a wonderful flavor."

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"Just made this soup and found it to be one of the best soups I have ever had! I only thing I left out was the curry only because I don't like it. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! My friends love it too! Thank you so much for sharing!"

Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"Next time I make it I'm going to halve the nutmeg"

Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Outstanding and filling soup! My kids request this often!"

Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"This is an easy recipe which provides a fantastic soup. My daughter in law does not like to try different vegetable recipes. She tried this and absolutely loved it. I may cut back on the onion a bit though. This is a great soup for type 1 diabetics to have for lunch."

Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"I cut recipe in 1/2 and used 1/2 broccoli and 1/2 cauliflower. I mixed in some mashed potatoes and gouda and smoked gouda cheeses. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"We liked it but it seems to be lacking something. Perhaps I will master it in the future."

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This is very nummy! I didn't have cayenne and omitted the curry. Did cinnamon in place like someone else suggested. And melted down a sharp cheddar cheese spread instead of shredded cheese (doing all the same steps with the flower, butter and milk). So easy to make!"

Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"I did not expect my result to be as delicious as it is. While I knew the recipe was fine, I was low on milk and did not expect it to turn out fabulously. I made one change: no curry. I was so amazed at how delicious this soup is. My husband is not home for dinner tonight and I wanted something easy and delicious to use my leftover cauliflower and this is a keeper. Thanks"

Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Made the soup according to directions (except for I didn't have white pepper or nutmeg, so I used black pepper and cinnamon). Tasted great!!!!"

Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"very good & easy to put together - we added some carrots - this was perfect for a cold winter day!"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Delicious and easy to make!!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This was fantastic! I was trying to find something to cook with my left over cauliflower from a veggie tray and this was perfect. All other ingredients are staple items so I didn't need to buy anything special. My husband ate three helpings!!"

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Super, my whole family loved it. I used fenugreek instead of the curry, and it was still fantastic. Thank you for sharing."

Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"Yum! I used Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheeses; Also used a mix of milk & broth which worked fine. So tasty!"

Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"I just made this soup. Delish!!! My kids loved it too!! Goes great with crusty bread! YUM!! A bit hit!!"

Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"added a1/2tsp of worcestershire sauce. and another 1/2tsp salt....yum!"

Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"My foodie husband loved this and gave it a 4. My children ate it and asked for more.

It was really tasty to me.
I give it a 5"

Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"This was really great. We used only 2 cups of milk, and it turned out wonderful. One of the top 5 things I've made, according to my husband, so definitely a keeper!"

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