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Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe

Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe

When I created this soup at the last minute for an impromptu ice skating party, it was a hit. This is a good solid meal in and of itself. Just serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and you'll be warm inside and out.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken in florets
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, curry powder and white pepper


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, onion, broth and bouillon. Cover and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese and seasonings. Pour into cauliflower mixture. Simmer slowly for 30 minutes (do not boil). Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 220 calories, 14g fat (10g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 912mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.

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romeymack User ID: 7121055 264436
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2017

"Fantastic soup! Try it some day when it's cold and rainy. Or sunny!

Just a really great soup!!!"

Marie User ID: 8983239 257907
Reviewed Dec. 9, 2016

"excellent. I did add a drop or two of hickory smoke for some depth. Perfect for a cold winter night :)"

krizco1063 User ID: 8876248 249187
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"Made this but pur?ed the califlower, onions and broth before adding cheese mixture. Fantastic!"

Mary6968 User ID: 7525074 243549
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"I made it as shown except for the parsley flakes which I couldn't find in my cupboard. It turned out very well, I will make again."

onemuffinmagic User ID: 527142 241470
Reviewed Jan. 10, 2016

"I made it with fresh home grown cauliflower and it was amazing. It had such a wonderful flavor."

donsgirl914 User ID: 2907790 237011
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2015

"Just made this soup and found it to be one of the best soups I have ever had! I only thing I left out was the curry only because I don't like it. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! My friends love it too! Thank you so much for sharing!"

Cpoenisch User ID: 8589039 235704
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2015

"Next time I make it I'm going to halve the nutmeg"

swagner User ID: 2202984 229242
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Outstanding and filling soup! My kids request this often!"

CGCrowley User ID: 8295488 222940
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"This is an easy recipe which provides a fantastic soup. My daughter in law does not like to try different vegetable recipes. She tried this and absolutely loved it. I may cut back on the onion a bit though. This is a great soup for type 1 diabetics to have for lunch."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 222357
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"I cut recipe in 1/2 and used 1/2 broccoli and 1/2 cauliflower. I mixed in some mashed potatoes and gouda and smoked gouda cheeses. Delicious!"

abashu User ID: 6784654 219068
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"We liked it but it seems to be lacking something. Perhaps I will master it in the future."

Shancan User ID: 8175045 215541
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This is very nummy! I didn't have cayenne and omitted the curry. Did cinnamon in place like someone else suggested. And melted down a sharp cheddar cheese spread instead of shredded cheese (doing all the same steps with the flower, butter and milk). So easy to make!"

kotanmj User ID: 8059735 41710
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

"I did not expect my result to be as delicious as it is. While I knew the recipe was fine, I was low on milk and did not expect it to turn out fabulously. I made one change: no curry. I was so amazed at how delicious this soup is. My husband is not home for dinner tonight and I wanted something easy and delicious to use my leftover cauliflower and this is a keeper. Thanks"

kwiles72 User ID: 7124270 14786
Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

"Made the soup according to directions (except for I didn't have white pepper or nutmeg, so I used black pepper and cinnamon). Tasted great!!!!"

sajq75 User ID: 7552377 37892
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2013

"very good & easy to put together - we added some carrots - this was perfect for a cold winter day!"

southernevening User ID: 6267363 40255
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2013

"Delicious and easy to make!!"

Basco75 User ID: 7063703 11749
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2012

"This was fantastic! I was trying to find something to cook with my left over cauliflower from a veggie tray and this was perfect. All other ingredients are staple items so I didn't need to buy anything special. My husband ate three helpings!!"

vincentandkim User ID: 4391825 39707
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2012

"Super, my whole family loved it. I used fenugreek instead of the curry, and it was still fantastic. Thank you for sharing."

administrator User ID: 1996148 15223
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2012

"Yum! I used Monterey Jack & Cheddar cheeses; Also used a mix of milk & broth which worked fine. So tasty!"

crazyoreilly User ID: 6731362 11743
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2012

"I just made this soup. Delish!!! My kids loved it too!! Goes great with crusty bread! YUM!! A bit hit!!"

debbysbydesign User ID: 1903613 14493
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"added a1/2tsp of worcestershire sauce. and another 1/2tsp salt....yum!"

Mehhem User ID: 413367 37890
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2011

"My foodie husband loved this and gave it a 4. My children ate it and asked for more.

It was really tasty to me.
I give it a 5"

MerrieB User ID: 2833606 11741
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2009

"This was really great. We used only 2 cups of milk, and it turned out wonderful. One of the top 5 things I've made, according to my husband, so definitely a keeper!"

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