Favorite Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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We use this rich and filling soup as a meal in itself. Accompanied by a salad and rolls, it makes a fine luncheon. It also makes a very nice prelude for your dinner menu when you entertain.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced chives or fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 221 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, bring 1-in. of water and cauliflower to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserve liquid; set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Add broth; bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Reduce heat; stir in 1 cup cooking liquid, cream and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in cauliflower and salt. Remove from the heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle with chives or parsley. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Creamy Cauliflower Soup in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p55

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Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Very creamy and tasty!"

Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Excellent soup. Quick ,easy and hearty.Will make again, Thanks"

Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I just made this today! It's a keeper! I cheated and tasted it before the family came in for dinner! YUMMY!! I forgot chives at the store but had plenty of italian parsley in the refrigerator, no worries, it is FABULOUS!!! I highly recommend this recipe!"

Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"I made this after Thanksgiving with leftover cauliflower from a vegetable cornucopia my dau. made. It was delicious and quite easy. And yes, it is a keeper, Thank You !"

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"I made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! My mother said, after the first taste, "this is a keeper". That means she loves it! I used light cream instead of half-and half. I used less salt because Mom is on a low-sodium diet and I used low sodium broth. It still tasted wonderful. I will certainly make this again, and again, and again ..."

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