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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minlou User ID: 8120704 255454
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

"Excellent soup, I highly recommend trying it."

FussyDuchess836 User ID: 8953020 255352
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

"Easy recipe, with most ingredients already in the kitchen. Very good. Kids loved it, my toddler included! Suggest pairing it with salad and home made bread sticks for a meal OR a sandwich! Yum! Also, one more suggestion.... the recipe says to put it in a bowl, but I'd put it in a pan and bring it to a boil ;)"

Wieners User ID: 1845812 255055
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2016 Edited Oct. 9, 2016

"I used ham pieces in broth that I simmered from leftover baked ham bone, instead of a chicken base because I had it on hand. We like cauliflower and ham so I thought it would be good. It was."

JDetroit User ID: 8769653 254879
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"Since there are only 2 of us, I made a 1/2 batch - using about 3.5 cups of cauliflower. It made about 3 large dinner size bowls of soup. Excellent! My husband really liked it. Instead of hot sauce, I sprinkled on a Turmeric spice mixture. Yum, just the right amount of spice!"

rose1014 User ID: 7219370 254865
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

"this soup is excellent! I did however , use no-sodium chicken bouillon , since we are watching sodium intake. It was great! Next time, I may use broccoli ."

ErnaEMG User ID: 7679865 254793
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"Very good basic recipe! I added some broccoli and a handful of green peas for color. Add or subtract - it's all good."

judylynn271 User ID: 7800624 254775
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Does anyone proofread these recipes? Direction 1 says to put ing. in a bowl then bring to a boil..."

lollygagtx User ID: 6349652 254764
Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

"Good stuff, even people who are afraid to eat cauliflower will like this, if they have guts."

Bcollins64 User ID: 8932981 254081
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

"Quick easy and good"

DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 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."

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