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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 serving (1 cup) equals 159 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 617 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g 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

Nutritional Facts

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

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"I tried this recipe tonight and it is delicious! I didn't have celery, didn't use the hot pepper sauce, but added some cayenne pepper because I like that better, and used 4 cheese Mexican style cheese because that's what I had on hand. I used canned carrots (collective gasp)This will definitely be making repeat appearances in my house. My nephew even commented on how good it was. Thanks for sharing this one."

Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

"I tried this recipe for the first time today. Have to say that there seemed to be toolittle seasoning involved so I used my go to combo of onion powder, white pepper and sea salt. I literally use these seasonings in every savory dish. Also added parsley and basil flakes. I didn't have shredded cheddar so I used six cheese Italian shredded cheese that I did have. This soup will move into my personal line up. The hubby is the soup king here but this one is mine. We both loved it."

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

"This soup was awesome!!! I left out the celery (had none in the house) and added chicken to get more protein. Very easy and quick for lunch also. This will be made again. :)"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

"My Nephew thought he did not like Cauliflower....And then he had this soup. Its a winner in his book."

Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

"This soup was amazing! I did use low sodium chicken broth in place of the water and bullion. This was so good served w/ some great sea salt and garlic pita crackers!"

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