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Hearty Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Our three young children aren't big cauliflower fans. But in this soup, the cauliflower can be mistaken for potatoes, and the rich sausage flavor helps disguise it even more. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.—Sarah Root, Twelve Mile, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 4 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed


  • 1. In a large saucepan, cook cauliflower and carrots in water until tender; set aside (do not drain).
  • 2. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage and onion. Add flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add the milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • 3. Add cauliflower, carrots and cooking liquid; heat through. Stir in the cheese until melted. Yield: 8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 349 calories, 24 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 64 mg cholesterol, 1,250 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.

Reviews for Hearty Cauliflower Soup

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2014

"I have made this soup for many years now. Our four children all loved it and now make it for their families. I modified it by not using as much water to cook the veggies ahead of time. I vary the thickness with the flour and milk white sauce. I also add a teaspoon of Cajun seasoning for kicked up flavor."

Reviewed Feb. 10, 2014

"I make this often. It's a great comfort food for the cold winter months!"

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2012

"What a delightful soup. We loved it. I'll be making this one again."

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"This soup is wonderful and easy to throw together. I probably make it once a month for my family. I reduce fat and calories by using turkey kielbasa or sausage, skim milk, and 2% velveeta. We absolutely love it!"

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