Cauliflower Soup Recipe
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Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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Cauliflower and carrots share the stage in this cheesy soup that's sure to warm you up on the chilliest nights. We like it with hot pepper sauce; however, it can be omitted with equally tasty results. —Debbie Ohlhausen Chilliwack, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken or 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 159 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein .


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, carrot, celery, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender (do not drain).
  2. In another large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the cheese until melted. Add hot pepper sauce if desired. Stir into the cauliflower mixture. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).
Originally published as Cauliflower Soup in Quick Cooking January/February 2003, p31

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Bcollins64 254081
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"Quick easy and good"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina 253679
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

"Easy and yummy. My son and I really liked it, but it didn't win over my husband who doesn't care for cauliflower most of the time."

bashanme 253055
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

"Quick an easy. Omitted chile peppers(dont like the hot/heat it would bring) ,left out the celery. Used half an half mixed w/half cup water instead of whole milk. Used Monterey cheese instead of cheddar. Creamy an yummy! ! Not a drop left after serving!"

grandmascooking22 252752
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016

"Great soup....I loved it. I did add onion and before serving I took my potato and lightly mashed the cauliflower a bit. Very good tasting soup."

SWEETR20 252337
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016

"Outstanding!!! Look no further... this is the only cauliflower soup recipe you will ever need."

malford6 248671
Reviewed May. 26, 2016

"OMGosh!!! Just made this recipe for the first time and it is to die for! I did as some other reviewers stated by adding in some onion, garlic, and red pepper. I didn't have any celery, so instead, used some dry celery flakes. I subbed 2 cups of Almond milk for the 2% (for those of us who are lactose intolerant) and added in some hot pepper flakes. This is a keeper for sure and will be trying it with broccoli next time. I think some bacon bits would be good in it as well. Thanks for a WONDERFUL recipe!!!"

yubalance 247960
Reviewed May. 7, 2016

"Not a fan. Too salty and the gravy overpowered the taste of the veggies. I wish I had found another cauliflower recipe. :("

Klkeegan 247601
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

"This will be my staple. Absolutely delicious. I live cauliflower soup. This is my favorite."

dylan's mama 247520
Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

"Best soup ever! I added chopped onion, minced garlic and diced red bell pepper. SO GOOD!"

penwen40 246559
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"Loved this so did my family. I didn't have any carrots so I grated parsnips. Also I added fresh grated and chopped ginger."

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