Makeover Cauliflower Soup Recipe
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Makeover Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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Creamy soups can be soul-warming and so very satisfying, and Doris Davis's Cauliflower Soup is no exception. The Hellertown, Pennsylvania reader writes, “I received this recipe from a friend, and over the years I have served it many times and for many occasions.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:11 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 11 servings


  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large head cauliflower (2 pounds), broken into florets
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 106 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1/2 starch, 1 vegetable 1/2 fat


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the celery, onion and carrot in butter for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, process vegetable mixture in batches until smooth. Return all to the pan. Heat over medium heat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into puree. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the half-and-half, parsley, salt, dill and pepper. Heat through. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).
Originally published as Makeover Cauliflower Soup in Light & Tasty February/March 2007, p10

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Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"This soup is a family favorite! Every time I ask my teenager what she would like, it's this soup. Win! We like to add diced ham and shredded cheddar to it and sour dough toast on the side."

Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I love this soup!! So easy and I think it has a lot of flavor. I leave out the dill also. It's not really a main course soup, goes well with a grilled cheese sandwich."

Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"This soup is so yummy. It's even better the next day when the spices have a chance to meld into the soup. This is a keeper!"

Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"I followed the recipe exactly but didn't find it that tasty. I ended adding some extra spices but still would not make it again."

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Really good flavor and easy to make."

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