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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

Ingredients

  • 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.

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, 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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Stephanie User ID: 6861616 259954
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

"Just made this soup for dinner & absolutely loved it. Forgot to pick up some shredded cheddar cheese, so used velveeta & it was delicious. Will be making it again...soon!"

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Sandra User ID: 9003390 259896
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017

"This was excellent I used broccoli instead of cauliflower and used evaporated milk added onion, parsley and basil, I did mash the broccoli so it wasn't big chunks, not mashing it to bits but just to break up some. Will be making this again wonderful. For those that said it was too thin I didn't think so at all"

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BoJe User ID: 4979494 259717
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

"I did think the soup was a little on the bland side, so I added some onion powder that that seemed to help. I also added a bit more flour because I like a thicker soup and I thought this was on the thin side. I do have to say, it was very easy to make."

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MykeG User ID: 8689150 259538
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017

"My Favorite soup. I exchange chicken broth for water, add an onion and an extra cup of cheese to give a little more pizazz that my family loves."

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ErinWitham User ID: 8097511 259348
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

"Without a doubt one of the best soups I've made! I followed the directions and added a little extra cheese. Came out very good and didn't last long either!"

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Oddjobber User ID: 8707468 259209
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017 Edited Jan. 14, 2017

"I first made this a week ago without bouillon, which I didn't have. I chose this recipe after reading several others because of the nutritional values. Then I read a review about substituting chicken broth for the bouillon and water. I have type 2 diabetes sooo...low sodium chicken broth, low fat cheddar and milk, and it's a solid 5 star from ingredients that are usually in my kitchen. Thanks for posting, Debbie!

Added after trying this a few times: Great base with almost endless possibilities! I've also done this as potato soup and chicken soup and still experimenting."

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LauraManning User ID: 968398 258820
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016

"Really tasty! Used celery salt instead of fresh celery (reduced reg salt some to accommodate). Added some onion powder."

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 258748
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

"My recipe is like this except I cook & drain the veggies & use chicken broth in the soup, I don't like bouillon. Also I add a little more cheese. Yummy!!"

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Cathy User ID: 8971733 257017
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

"I made this soup per the recipe and did add some minced garlic and half an onion, next time I would add two more carrots. The soup is great it is a keeper."

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???? User ID: 8970838 256966
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

"Very easy recipe and quite delicious! I did dice 1/2 of a small onion and omitted the cheese and the soup was still delicious. Thank you."

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