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Cream of Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Cream of Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This mildly cheesy cauliflower soup is a favorite of mine. I make it often in summer, although it's good anytime. —Karen Brown, West Lafayette, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/3 cup green onions (tops only)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2-1/4 cups frozen cauliflower, thawed and chopped
  • 2 cups 1% milk
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry, optional
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives


  • 1. In a saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat.
  • 2. Add cauliflower; simmer for 2 minutes. Add the milk and cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Stir in sherry if desired. Garnish with chives. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 190 calories, 10 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 32 mg cholesterol, 706 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 15 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Reviews for Cream of Cauliflower Soup

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2015

"Delicious! Thanks Karen for sharing the recipe. I added some shredded carrot and a diced potato. I served it with Hawaiian Rolls."

Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

"If you use low fat or fake cheese spray with veg. Oil spray or olive oil in your own mister. Every second of spray is 7 cal. But helps melt even fake cheese. Add a little crumbled crunchy bacon and try a little sharp or extra sharp cheddar. I wouldn't have 1% in my house. Our local dairy Braums has 2% that tastes better than whole milk from Walmart. Really good soup."

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I made this without cheese and used lactose free milk. I had to substitute vegetable broth because I was out of chicken broth and used a package of broccoli and cauliflower since that is what the store had. Overall, very good! I would definitely make this again."

Reviewed Jan. 1, 2015

"Just made it without the sherry. Love it!"

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2013

"This recipe looked so good but I wound up being disappointed. Like Rosaliemary, the low-fat cheese didn't melt,,,,I ended up with huge soft clumps of cheese with long rubbery strings. Plus, I used skim milk because that is what we drink so the soup was almost watery.( That was my fault.) I will try a different recipe in the future and will NEVER use low-fat cheese in a soup again!"

Reviewed Sep. 9, 2012

"Love this soup! It is my favorite soup ever! The only problem I had run into the first time I made it was that the reduced-fat cheddar cheese didn't melt into the soup, so now I use regular cheddar and it's perfect!"

Reviewed Jul. 5, 2012

"Very good. A change of pace from cream of broccoli soup."

Reviewed Dec. 10, 2011

"I tried it with left over mixed vegetables. Works great"

Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011


Reviewed Nov. 22, 2010

"I thought this was good, but I made a few small changes: used low sodium chicken broth, cooked cauliflower a little longer, and added some instant potato flakes to thicken because it seemed watery. I would definitely make this again."

Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"very easy and good! used a box of chopped broccolli instead..and added 2 TBsp of hot sauce (love everything spicy), and used fat free soy milk."

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