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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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."

bashanme User ID: 8919579 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 User ID: 5357761 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 User ID: 5773163 252337
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016

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

malford6 User ID: 8869316 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 User ID: 8853587 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. :("

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