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Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Cauliflower and carrots share the stage in this cheesy soup that's sure to warm you up on the chilliest nights. We like it with hot pepper sauce. —Debbie Ohlhausen, Chilliwack, British Columbia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2-1/2 cups water
  • 2 teaspoons chicken or 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, optional


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, combine the cauliflower, carrot, celery, water and bouillon. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender (do not drain).
  • 2. In a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually add milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the cheese until melted. Add hot pepper sauce if desired. Stir into the cauliflower mixture. Yield: 8 servings (about 2 quarts).

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Feel free to use 2-1/2 cups of chicken or vegetable broth instead of water and bouillon.
  • Make this gluten-free by using cornstarch as a thickener. Omit the flour and butter, and make a slurry by whisking 2 tablespoons cornstarch into the milk before adding it to the saucepan.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 cup: 159 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 617mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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    _Mari_ User ID: 7849868 263945
    Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

    "I love cauliflower soup and this will definitely be in my rotation. The second time I made it the only cheese I had on hand was a decent pepper jack so that's what I used, and it was even better!"

    karikeith User ID: 8501748 263814
    Reviewed Mar. 23, 2017

    "Subbed chicken broth for bullion because that's all I had on hand. soup was delicious - even my very picky 5 year old ate it!"

    chocolatecookies User ID: 1014884 263329
    Reviewed Mar. 11, 2017

    "Very good soup. Takes longer than 30 minutes - unless you already have the vegetables prepared. I used one 14 oz. can of reduced-sodium chicken broth vs. bouillon and ended up including 1 3/4 cups water with the broth (with only the broth plus 3/4 cup water, there wasn't enough liquid for the vegetables to cook in). I added 1 tsp. dried parsley, 1/4 tsp. onion powder and 1/8 tsp. garlic powder, but did not include the hot sauce. The head of cauliflower was about 1 1/2 lb. and about 6 cups of florets. The finished soup was just a little over 8 cups. Served with corn muffins, yummy!"

    Rhoni347 User ID: 6294550 263282
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2017

    "I'm giving this 5-stars for taste! In my own recipe book, it's a 4-star recipe because I reserve 5 stars for recipes that I would serve to company and it's not quite fancy enough for that. But when it's a cold and rainy night, and you're home alone with your husband staying in, and you have a loaf of french bread that needs to be eaten, this is the perfect meal. I just used a spicy salt and pepper blend instead of hot sauce. We loved it."

    gingerbaby1 User ID: 4370733 261917
    Reviewed Feb. 28, 2017 Edited Mar. 1, 2017

    "So easy to make and everyone loved it!"

    Mlejnek User ID: 5541488 260912
    Reviewed Feb. 6, 2017

    "Excellent and easy to make."

    Robby1 User ID: 1478802 260779
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2017

    "This was wonderful and easy to make. I added an onion and used sharp cheddar. Will make a little thicker next time as well."

    Don User ID: 9065638 260741
    Reviewed Feb. 3, 2017

    "I changed it up a little. Added a jalapeno, substituted a half teaspoon xanthium gum for the flour and unflavored almond milk for the milk. Sooo good."

    kinseyparm User ID: 7745491 260491
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

    "Very easy to make and filling! Used sharp cheese and turned out delicious!"

    kinseyparm User ID: 7745491 260490
    Reviewed Jan. 29, 2017

    "Amazing soup! All 4 kids loved it also. Followed recipe exact. Used sharp cheese and thickened it a little at the end! Will make again!"

    CherDawn User ID: 6409480 260416
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2017

    "Loved this soup. I am not a soup lover, but on a hunch tried this recipe and discovered a new fav. Simple to make and very tasty and filling. Simply delicious."

    mrsjulieruch User ID: 8986432 260372
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

    "LOVED IT! I don't normally like cheese in my soup, but the cheese compliments this soup perfectly, and I loved the addition of the celery. I added two small onions. Next time I will saute the vegetables in the butter first, then make the roux. I used 4 T butter and flour and only 2 cups bouillon (low-sodium)."

    lcg67 User ID: 8032185 260364
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017 Edited Mar. 1, 2017

    "Made this soup and it is delicious."

    SweetJeans User ID: 6392388 260363
    Reviewed Jan. 27, 2017

    "I made this and it is delicious. I didn't have cheddar but I had marble which is close enough. I also added onion to celery and carrots while cooking. Will make this recipe again."

    Rose Anne User ID: 1487340 260328
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017 Edited Jan. 27, 2017

    "I made this soup and thought it was delicious! Added broccoli for a bit more color. Will save this recipe to enjoy again!"

    Anita User ID: 2498677 260322
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2017

    "Just made this with pepper jack cheese and it was awesome. Will be making this again."

    Stephanie User ID: 6861616 259954
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2017

    "Just made this soup for dinner & absolutely loved it. Forgot to pick up some shredded cheddar cheese, so used velveeta & it was delicious. Will be making it again...soon!"

    Sandra User ID: 9003390 259896
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2017 Edited Jan. 27, 2017

    "This was excellent I used broccoli instead of cauliflower and used evaporated milk added onion, parsley and basil, I did mash the broccoli so it wasn't big chunks, not mashing it to bits but just to break up some. Will be making this again wonderful. For those that said it was too thin I didn't think so at all"

    BoJe User ID: 4979494 259717
    Reviewed Jan. 15, 2017

    "I did think the soup was a little on the bland side, so I added some onion powder that that seemed to help. I also added a bit more flour because I like a thicker soup and I thought this was on the thin side. I do have to say, it was very easy to make."

    MykeG User ID: 8689150 259538
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2017 Edited Jan. 27, 2017

    "My Favorite soup. I exchange chicken broth for water, add an onion and an extra cup of cheese to give a little more pizazz that my family loves."

    ErinWitham User ID: 8097511 259348
    Reviewed Jan. 7, 2017

    "Without a doubt one of the best soups I've made! I followed the directions and added a little extra cheese. Came out very good and didn't last long either!"

    Oddjobber User ID: 8707468 259209
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017 Edited Jan. 14, 2017

    "I first made this a week ago without bouillon, which I didn't have. I chose this recipe after reading several others because of the nutritional values. Then I read a review about substituting chicken broth for the bouillon and water. I have type 2 diabetes sooo...low sodium chicken broth, low fat cheddar and milk, and it's a solid 5 star from ingredients that are usually in my kitchen. Thanks for posting, Debbie!

    Added after trying this a few times: Great base with almost endless possibilities! I've also done this as potato soup and chicken soup and still experimenting."

    LauraManning User ID: 968398 258820
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2016 Edited Mar. 13, 2017

    "Really tasty! Used celery salt instead of fresh celery (reduced reg salt some to accommodate). Added some onion powder, garlic powder, and 4 oz Velveeta."

    tsuop User ID: 6274346 258748
    Reviewed Dec. 28, 2016

    "My recipe is like this except I cook & drain the veggies & use chicken broth in the soup, I don't like bouillon. Also I add a little more cheese. Yummy!!"

    Cathy User ID: 8971733 257017
    Reviewed Nov. 20, 2016

    "I made this soup per the recipe and did add some minced garlic and half an onion, next time I would add two more carrots. The soup is great it is a keeper."

    ???? User ID: 8970838 256966
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2016

    "Very easy recipe and quite delicious! I did dice 1/2 of a small onion and omitted the cheese and the soup was still delicious. Thank you."

    Noreen2015 User ID: 8570042 256660
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2016

    "Really good"

    Niteowl19702001 User ID: 8961427 256144
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2016

    "Very skeptical of veggie soups but WOW! Very delicious and full of flavor. I just diced the carrots and added a 1/4 cup diced onions too. Will be making again!!"

    minlou User ID: 8120704 255454
    Reviewed Oct. 15, 2016

    "Excellent soup, I highly recommend trying it."

    FussyDuchess836 User ID: 8953020 255352
    Reviewed Oct. 12, 2016

    "easy recipe, with most ingredients already in the kitchen. Very good. Kids loved it, my toddler included! Suggest pairing it with salad and home made bread sticks for a meal OR a sandwich! Yum! Also, one more suggestion.... the recipe says to put it in a bowl, but I'd put it in a pan and bring it to a boil ;)"

    Wieners User ID: 1845812 255055
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2016 Edited Oct. 9, 2016

    "I used ham pieces in broth that I simmered from leftover baked ham bone, instead of a chicken base because I had it on hand. We like cauliflower and ham so I thought it would be good. It was."

    JDetroit User ID: 8769653 254879
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

    "Since there are only 2 of us, I made a 1/2 batch - using about 3.5 cups of cauliflower. It made about 3 large dinner size bowls of soup. Excellent! My husband really liked it. Instead of hot sauce, I sprinkled on a Turmeric spice mixture. Yum, just the right amount of spice!"

    rose1014 User ID: 7219370 254865
    Reviewed Oct. 1, 2016

    "this soup is excellent! I did however , use no-sodium chicken bouillon , since we are watching sodium intake. It was great! Next time, I may use broccoli ."

    ErnaEMG User ID: 7679865 254793
    Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

    "Very good basic recipe! I added some broccoli and a handful of green peas for color. Add or subtract - it's all good."

    judylynn271 User ID: 7800624 254775
    Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

    "Does anyone proofread these recipes? Direction 1 says to put ing. in a bowl then bring to a boil..."

    lollygagtx User ID: 6349652 254764
    Reviewed Sep. 28, 2016

    "Good stuff, even people who are afraid to eat cauliflower will like this, if they have guts."

    Bcollins64 User ID: 8932981 254081
    Reviewed Sep. 13, 2016

    "quick easy and good"

    DeliciouslyResourceful_Gina User ID: 4938423 253679
    Reviewed Sep. 4, 2016

    "easy and yummy. My son and I really liked it, but it didn't win over my husband who doesn't care for cauliflower most of the time."

    bashanme User ID: 8919579 253055
    Reviewed Aug. 22, 2016

    "quick an easy. Omitted chile peppers(dont like the hot/heat it would bring) ,left out the celery. Used half an half mixed w/half cup water instead of whole milk. Used Monterey cheese instead of cheddar. Creamy an yummy! ! Not a drop left after serving!"

    grandmascooking22 User ID: 5357761 252752
    Reviewed Aug. 16, 2016 Edited Nov. 10, 2016

    "Great soup....I loved it. I did add onion and before serving I took my potato masher and lightly crushed the cauliflower a bit. Very good tasting soup but feel the hot sauce was needed as it was even better tasting with it!"

    SWEETR20 User ID: 5773163 252337
    Reviewed Aug. 7, 2016

    "Outstanding!!! Look no further... this is the only cauliflower soup recipe you will ever need."

    malford6 User ID: 8869316 248671
    Reviewed May. 26, 2016

    "OMGosh!!! Just made this recipe for the first time and it is to die for! I did as some other reviewers stated by adding in some onion, garlic, and red pepper. I didn't have any celery, so instead, used some dry celery flakes. I subbed 2 cups of Almond milk for the 2% (for those of us who are lactose intolerant) and added in some hot pepper flakes. This is a keeper for sure and will be trying it with broccoli next time. I think some bacon bits would be good in it as well. Thanks for a WONDERFUL recipe!!!"

    yubalance User ID: 8853587 247960
    Reviewed May. 7, 2016

    "Not a fan. Too salty and the gravy overpowered the taste of the veggies. I wish I had found another cauliflower recipe. :("

    Klkeegan User ID: 8565168 247601
    Reviewed Apr. 28, 2016

    "This will be my staple. Absolutely delicious. I live cauliflower soup. This is my favorite."

    dylan's mama User ID: 4441033 247520
    Reviewed Apr. 26, 2016

    "Best soup ever! I added chopped onion, minced garlic and diced red bell pepper. SO GOOD!"

    penwen40 User ID: 2597052 246559
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

    "Loved this so did my family. I didn't have any carrots so I grated parsnips. Also I added fresh grated and chopped ginger."

    JeniNos User ID: 8803263 245356
    Reviewed Mar. 13, 2016

    "I don't have vegetable bullion. How much vegetable broth should I use?"

    tlmarshall65 User ID: 8792721 244898
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2016

    "this is likely one of the easiest, tastiest soup...definitely on my to make list again. I was surprised that it tasted as good as it did at first taste and didn't need to sit to gel the flavours."

    TisaGroulx User ID: 8781439 244359
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

    "This was probably the best soup that I've ever made. I followed the recipe and added the hot sauce. I used an emulsion blender on the cooked vegetables before adding the cheese sauce. I also added a few croutons and fresh cracked pepper to each bowl......absolutely delicious."

    Scrappydo User ID: 8780071 244341
    Reviewed Feb. 23, 2016

    "I have made this soup twice now. Love the flavours! I do find that it is a bit thin for a creamy soup. I tried pureeing some of the cauliflower and adding it back in, but I think next time I make it I will try reducing the amount of water used to cook the vegetables. Overall a yummy soup recipe!"

    Weenz User ID: 205569 244216
    Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016

    "I made this soup last week for the first time because I had leftover cauliflower that I needed to use up. It was so quick & easy to make so I wasn't expecting the taste to be so great. It was really good though. This will now be my go-to Cauliflower soup."

    pschube User ID: 2658481 244213
    Reviewed Feb. 21, 2016 Edited Oct. 26, 2016

    "Delicious soup! I added 1 medium onion diced. I also saut?ed the onion, celery, carrots and cauliflower in 1 Tbsp butter for a few minutes before adding water and bouillon."

    Ladycooktoo User ID: 8063377 244048
    Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

    "Fantastic soup - didn't use hot pepper but did add minced garlic and onion. Instead of bouillon cube just added chicken broth. Will definitely make again and again."

    chefshelby User ID: 7799825 243964
    Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

    "I am a huge soup lover and this was really tasty!! I didn't use celery or hot pepper sauce but I added in garlic powder and chopped onions. Definitely will be making this again!"

    jeanemed User ID: 1512060 243884
    Reviewed Feb. 15, 2016

    "This is a great soup. A family favorite"

    Bron67 User ID: 8721810 242776
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

    "I tried this recipe tonight and it is delicious! I didn't have celery, didn't use the hot pepper sauce, but added some cayenne pepper because I like that better, and used 4 cheese Mexican style cheese because that's what I had on hand. I used canned carrots (collective gasp)This will definitely be making repeat appearances in my house. My nephew even commented on how good it was. Thanks for sharing this one."

    Victoriacraig User ID: 8713687 242496
    Reviewed Jan. 24, 2016

    "I tried this recipe for the first time today. Have to say that there seemed to be toolittle seasoning involved so I used my go to combo of onion powder, white pepper and sea salt. I literally use these seasonings in every savory dish. Also added parsley and basil flakes. I didn't have shredded cheddar so I used six cheese Italian shredded cheese that I did have. This soup will move into my personal line up. The hubby is the soup king here but this one is mine. We both loved it."

    stevenbee User ID: 7673213 242285
    Reviewed Jan. 22, 2016

    "This soup was awesome!!! I left out the celery (had none in the house) and added chicken to get more protein. Very easy and quick for lunch also. This will be made again. :)"

    winein User ID: 8478248 241785
    Reviewed Jan. 15, 2016

    "My Nephew thought he did not like Cauliflower....And then he had this soup. Its a winner in his book."

    Dianahorger User ID: 8684165 240930
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2016

    "This soup was amazing! I did use low sodium chicken broth in place of the water and bullion. This was so good served w/ some great sea salt and garlic pita crackers!"

    cawsmom User ID: 1393673 239815
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

    "Loved it - quick, easy to make on a hectic holiday night! My husband, who is not a fan of cauliflower, even had seconds! Made it per recipe - no substitutions. Did not have hot sauce on hand, but will try splash in it next time! May try it with some smoked sausage next time, too, for a heartier meal."

    Mariellyn25 User ID: 4131731 239084
    Reviewed Dec. 9, 2015

    "Very hearty, chunky soup. I made it as stated but used a cup of veggie stock and added a half onion. It came out very thick, had to add a little extra milk. It's a great and easy recipe but as others have said, bland. I added extra salt but still kind of lacked something and I didn't want to be pouring the salt in. Still great and I can't wait to make again with some herbs and with broccoli too. Thanks."

    KatyH3 User ID: 7354323 237979
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2015

    "Delicious, easy, and very filling!"

    howiewar User ID: 8565937 237864
    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

    "Loved the taste. Leftovers went into freezer. I'm anxious to thaw and try again."

    tamraallen User ID: 8629379 237824
    Reviewed Nov. 22, 2015

    "Excellent soup My family loves it sister tried it and also loves it and now makes it for her family too.

    Thanks Taste Of Home"

    mmchuber User ID: 6952320 237796
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

    "Delicious! Added some onion and garlic powder (because I really like onion and garlic). Would have been great without."

    WENDYMCKOTCH User ID: 8551584 237779
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

    "I made this and it was amazing I added alittle left over chicken I did double batch glad I did. YUM!"

    AMANDALEEANN User ID: 6377446 237599
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

    "I made a half batch of this last night and it was great! I love a quick recipe that is still from-scratch!"

    cariboocook User ID: 8196226 237185
    Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

    "I made this soup yesterday and it is wonderful. I had my daughter and her family try it as well. Everyone loved it. I didn't have any bouillon cubes so I used equal amount of vegetable broth and no water. I also took someone's advice and pureed just a little of the cauliflower mixture to thicken the soup. This is a well-balanced, tasty soup. Thanks for the great recipe."

    cindyames User ID: 8604696 237148
    Reviewed Nov. 10, 2015

    "This soup is delious. Freezes well too."

    Waterbirdlinda User ID: 8593434 235928
    Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

    "I'm not sure how thick the soup is supposed to be, but it does seem to be thin. I added red onion, kale and a pinch of cayenne pepper.

    I'm taking it to work for a lunch. Hope everyone that tries it, likes it."

    maureen104 User ID: 3232847 235432
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2015

    "Good but a little bland, as is. I added sauteed onions and garlic, with a splash of Sherry and a pinch of nutmeg. Now excellent."

    mamarey User ID: 1121217 235143
    Reviewed Oct. 18, 2015

    "I thought the flavor of this soup was very good. I will make again but next time I will cut the water by 1/2 cup, I thought soup was too thin."

    djaugh User ID: 8533554 232628
    Reviewed Sep. 10, 2015

    "I had a nice sized cauli which I prepared, some skim milk, some heavy cream, but no other veggies, so instead of celery and carrots I added a can of mixed veggies, used 1 cup milk, and one of cream, plus 3/4 cup Kraft shredded Pepper Jack. It was a most delish soup and I will enjoy it often this winter! The pepper jack was a real winner."

    Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 231816
    Reviewed Aug. 26, 2015

    "Love the texture of this soup. Its rich, thick and chunky . Most comforting. I did make a few changes and exchanges. I added garlic and onions. I also replaced some of the water for white wine and right before serving added a pinch of Nutmeg *

    Taste of Home Volunteer FE"

    LeslieH User ID: 191346 230266
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

    "Tasty, but a bit bland. I think that I would add some onion to this recipe."

    poppadude User ID: 8368591 229234
    Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

    "EX!!!!!..U can also add Broccoli part way thru cooking..."

    veebezzy User ID: 8389307 226916
    Reviewed May. 25, 2015

    "I love it ,will try it again thanks for the awesome recipy"

    [email protected] User ID: 6409264 226653
    Reviewed May. 20, 2015

    "I made this for a Christmas Eve family dinner. It was a huge hit."

    MzPattiJo User ID: 8356941 225709
    Reviewed May. 1, 2015

    "This is wonderful!!! I did think it needed a little more flavor (I didn't add the pepper sauce), so I used 4 chicken bouillon cubes in the water. Perfect!!! I have made this twice, once with cauliflower and once with broccoli, and will make it again and again!!!"

    MorleyGirl User ID: 8298910 223101
    Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

    "Fantastic. I didn't shred my carrots and I added a few extra. I got rave reviews at home."

    pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 223080
    Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015 Edited Mar. 19, 2015

    "This was very good and very easy. I added frozen pea's I had on hand after tasting it and that made it even better. I also thought it needed more salt and would like to try it with garlic like others have said next time I make it. But over all very good my husband even liked it but he said could we add some bacon he's a meat person."

    musicpuppet User ID: 8280589 222234
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

    "Love it so rich and tasty and only 159 calories for 1 cup serving"

    DebbieT User ID: 221944 222033
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015

    "Very good. I would like it a little thicker so I may mash the cauliflower some next time."

    michealedean User ID: 8279742 222018
    Reviewed Mar. 4, 2015


    grandmachipicho User ID: 7931712 221907
    Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

    "So simple and soooo good!!"

    dvierzen User ID: 7402990 221365
    Reviewed Feb. 25, 2015

    "Delicious and so easy to make!"

    momjsg User ID: 8270664 221296
    Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

    "Working man husband is diabetic-- hard to fill up on a low carb diet- -but add in 1 or 2 lbs of browned pork sausage to this marvelous soup recipe and he's in heaven!"

    rwippel User ID: 4262008 220890
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2015

    "Fantastic soup! I left my cauliflower in big chunks when it was simmering. Then once it was soft, before I added the b?chamel sauce, I gently used a potato masher. This ensured all the cauliflower chunks were in bite size pieces."

    mizceeweb User ID: 7820018 220542
    Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

    "It was very easy to make and tasted great. I will make it again, soon. I also made it substituting broccoli."

    queenofshoppers User ID: 5762401 220196
    Reviewed Feb. 10, 2015

    "Awesome soup...I added about half a bag of baby carrots, a jalapeno pepper, one sweet bell pepper, one onion, 3 stalks of celery, one carton of turkey broth, 5 cups of water, garlic clove, salt & pepper. Cooked until tender, ran veggies thru Vitamix and with the broth mixture I added 3T. of flour and 2cups milk to make my rue. Added the 1 cup of cheddar cheese, stirred and added my pureed veggies. WOW Oh WOW...this soup rocks. Very filling and healthy. According to my calorie count, each cup is about 55 calories...Eat More soup.... :-)"

    mad48 User ID: 6400542 220116
    Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

    "Hubby and I love this soup. Next time we will add cooked bacon to it to give it also a meaty flavor. And my hubby generally does not like soup!"

    DeKay81 User ID: 7512755 219819
    Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

    "I highly recommend making this soup. I added minced garlic to it."

    Lowil User ID: 7725183 219776
    Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

    "Made the original recipe except swapped 1/8 tsp hot pepper flakes for sauce. Not sure how the soup got rated at 8 - 1 cup servings when there's only 4 1/2 cups liquid in the recipe ... Irregardless, the soup was delicious and it's on my "keeper" list."

    patnettleton User ID: 8246535 219754
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

    "This was excellent. I thought it would be bland but it was full of flavor and my guest raved about it. I used frozen cauliflower, almond oil and basil olive oil because that is all I had on hand. I pureed the vegetables and served it as an entree. There was enough for four people, not eight but we were all satisfied. Everyone asked for the recipe."

    lbroadh2o User ID: 7201056 219740
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

    "This is very simple and tasty. You wouldn't know it's a healthy soup by the indulgent taste. I made it with milk and it's still delicious."

    mitzirobbins User ID: 7473013 219739
    Reviewed Feb. 4, 2015

    "So good. Rich and flavorful. easy to make."

    darima User ID: 1662234 219496
    Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

    "Fabulous recipe! Great use of cauliflower, tasty and hearty soup. I used a little less butter, more cauliflower and carrots than called for. I also used a can of condensed milk instead of fresh and hit it with the immersion blender. I will definitely make again!"

    Tsmith55 User ID: 3710697 219364
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2015

    "Very flavorful. I doubled the celery, used low sodium chicken base, added extra 1/2 cup water and omitted salt. I've never had cauliflower soup, but this will go in my collection of soup favorites."

    itslove User ID: 7071800 219262
    Reviewed Jan. 30, 2015

    "I just made this soup and just like Moxier I tripled the celery and carrots and added 1/2 onion and some button mushrooms... it turned out awesome...its a great rue and soup starter for all cheesy milky soups... good recipe!"

    Savta2 User ID: 8231840 219089
    Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

    "During yesterday's snowstorm I made this rich and creamy soup. I use milk and had to use a little extra as the soup was too thick. I also pureed the vegetables before adding the milk and cheese mixture. Serve with salad and fresh bread. My husband lived it. Good thing I doubled the recipe!"

    Moxier User ID: 8230579 218883
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

    "Absolutely wonderful and healthy. I used my "basket" from Co-op we picked up yesterday. I changed by using 3 X more celery and carrots, and half low salt chicken stock I had on hand. To thicken, I used King Arthur Instant Clear Jel rather than flour and dropped the butter in pot. The pepper flakes enhanced the flavors.

    Thank you Debbie"

    CheeseheadInMD User ID: 8228031 218741
    Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

    "I don't normally post reviews, but WOW! I did take what I thought was the best advice from the other reviewers, but must give 5 stars for the original recipe for getting me started. I doubled the carrots and celery, and used 3 cups of low sodium chicken broth. I also gave the cauliflower mixture a few shots with the immersion blender. After doing so, I added about 8 oz. of chopped cooked ham. I used red pepper flakes instead of hot sauce. I also cut down on the salt -- probably a bit less than 1/2 tsp. The final result was incredible. Kudos to the OP!"

    Lowcalmama User ID: 7448511 218189
    Reviewed Jan. 18, 2015

    "My very favorite soup! So good!"

    RK80 User ID: 8208457 217594
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

    "Amazing! Perfect comfort food and finally a soup without onion and garlic! (I am currently 6 months pregnant and have had an aversion to onions and garlic my entire pregnancy-trying to find canned soup or a homemade soup recipe without these ingredients is like searching for the Holy Grail.) I made a couple of modifications-I used my immersion blender to puree some of the soup to make it thicker and add a silkier texture. I also used crushed red pepper flakes to add some spice because franks hot sauce contains garlic powder. :)"

    Benl125 User ID: 8199021 216949
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

    "Fantastic recipe! My family loved it."

    suefetzer User ID: 7423417 216908
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2015

    "This soup is excellent! Everyone loved it, I also added some chopped onion because I had some handy from making another soup"

    Joy20 User ID: 7430077 216726
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015 Edited Jan. 5, 2015

    "Very, very good! I added chopped onions. Next time I will make a little thicker, will add more flour. Flavor is awesome!"

    DPFA User ID: 8190415 216364
    Reviewed Dec. 30, 2014

    "This was absolutely delicious. The only changes I made were to use 1% milk because that's all I had in the house, and to add a little chopped ham we had leftover from Christmas. Thick, creamy and SO quick, the whole thing took 30 minutes from prep to bowl. This is a keeper."

    GoldfishGirl User ID: 8142404 214175
    Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

    "Making this again, tonight. I have a head of fresh cauliflower ready and waiting, and a few carrots. I swap the celery for a white onion, add a bit of cream to the milk, and hit it with the immersion blender a few times to make it almost-smooth... Add a grilled cheese sandwich and a little salad and I am one happy, happy girl."

    Jkit User ID: 7743813 214152
    Reviewed Dec. 6, 2014

    "We loved this soup...served it to a friend and he thought it was excellent. Turned out he hated cauliflower and hadn't eaten any since he was a kid. This soup changed his mind!"

    MTSAsport User ID: 8086601 61183
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

    "This is sooo good And it's wonderful for the cold nights when you are tired and you are also vegetarian. I add a corn muffin and voila!"

    Nebraskarancher User ID: 7552454 86837
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

    "This was really good! I added ground sausage and some onion. Will definitely be making again."

    kelti72 User ID: 7775196 117383
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

    "It tastes really good. You must like the combinations."

    mygirlprincess User ID: 2362926 44594
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

    "Diced a small onion and sweated it along with carrots (diced) and celery in 1 tbsp margerine for about 5 minutes.

    Followed remainder of recipe and turned out absolutely delicious."

    mg3works4me User ID: 3315484 83915
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2014

    "What happened to the BACON???? LOL!!!"

    jetersgrl User ID: 8109425 66352
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2014

    "I have made this at least once a week for the last month. I will tell you how I changed it just a bit and it is AMAZING!!!! I always use low sodium chicken broth. I add some broccoli and zucchini. And At the end, I always pur?e at least 2 to 3 cups and it is simply the best soup. I also double the recipe because in my household it disappears quickly!!!!! Oh and I always use reduced fat Mexican mixed cheese, like Sargento. Bon Appetite!!!!"

    Verdaine User ID: 6569137 44593
    Reviewed Nov. 18, 2014

    "Awesome! I used Velveeta cheese cause that's what I had. Hubby advised Make it again. Enough for 2 & enough left to reheat again. Can increase carrot or celery but use extra bouillon & water if you do."

    azmckinnons User ID: 4842581 86830
    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2014

    "Excellent! I knew with so many good reviews it had to be good & wow! Made as written without ingredient changes, but pur?ed about 1-1/2 cups mixture & mixed back in to add texture as another reviewer noted. Will definitely make again! easy & wonderful!"

    smile4u624 User ID: 8100896 86826
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2014

    "Wonderful recipe. I like a chunkier soup so I doubled the veggies and steamed instead of boiled them and then added them when I combined the cheese sauce to the water. I also blended about 1/2 a head of cauliflower to make a creamier base. Had it with a side of soft boiled eggs for some protein and it was a wonderful dinner."

    meaninc User ID: 8077438 133365
    Reviewed Nov. 5, 2014

    "Wonderful recipe. So delicious. I added garlic, onion and brussel sprouts to add some green to the soup. Next time I will also add chicken. This was an easy recipe and perfect for Fal season."

    mindysmama User ID: 6929696 124724
    Reviewed Oct. 30, 2014

    "THANK YOU I am a newly diagnosed diabetic Finally I found something I like with low carbs. I made it with almond milk b/c my doctor wants me to switch from "real milk" to this stuff and it was still really good. I am actually eating it right now for breakfast!"

    vpelt67 User ID: 8042207 66351
    Reviewed Oct. 19, 2014

    "OMG!! What a delicious soup! Only made 2 adjustments. Used sodium-free chicken stock instead of water and bouillon. Also used a combo of american & asiago cheese a little more than a cup. Next time gonna use broccoli."

    bell5429 User ID: 7427943 38546
    Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

    "This was a really good soup. Its hard not to double the recipe. I omitted the red pepper sauce."

    gardner311 User ID: 2837270 45774
    Reviewed Oct. 11, 2014

    "The BEST soup I've ever made! It thicken up after it set awhile, so next time I'll add more milk or water. I added 2 cloves of garlic, chopped, and 1/2 tsp Tumeric (which I put in everything since it's so good for you) and chopped up 1/2 Red Pepper to add a little color. I LOVE THIS soup!"

    [email protected] User ID: 1289836 89538
    Reviewed Oct. 7, 2014

    "Delicious! I prefer to use 2C chicken stock with half a cup of water to eliminate the MSG from the bouillon."

    nhgirl603 User ID: 8000288 121990
    Reviewed Sep. 21, 2014

    "I made this on a Sunday morning for lunch later on. It smelled so good my 12 yr old son had some for breakfast!!!! Its a huge hit and I love how he is getting several servings of vegies and calcium. The only thing I changed was I pureed about a cup of the cauliflower mixture before I added the milk cheese mixture. It was awesome!!!! Plus I love the fact that the recipe came from Chilliwack. My relatives all come from BC and I have spent many beautiful cool fall nights at Cultus Lake. This soup is perfect for fall. Thanks Debbie!"

    Disir User ID: 7807400 66350
    Reviewed Sep. 17, 2014

    "Great soup! It was very thick, and although I didn't mind it, others commented so I added some more milk to thin it out."

    rylien User ID: 4290253 121981
    Reviewed May. 21, 2014

    "EXCELLENT soup! Everyone in the family loved the soup - even my 3 year old who hates eating her vegetables. I added quite a bit more of each of the vegetables and doubled the rest of the recipe. Definitely worth a try."

    GreatSpiritAussies User ID: 7806433 53792
    Reviewed May. 16, 2014

    "Great! Super easy and quick. I added additional chopped celery and carrots. Along with the chicken bouillon, I used some boxed chicken broth in place of some of the water. In equal amounts, I increased all the ingredients to compensate for the added vegetables. YUM!!"

    mrsvlaar User ID: 7791580 133363
    Reviewed May. 5, 2014

    "easy & delicious. I've made it with cauliflower as the main ingredient, and also combined cauliflower with broccoli. Very good each time. Goes great with any sort of sandwich."

    eatily User ID: 7535650 133362
    Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

    "This was very good soup. I used all boxed chicken broth in place of the water & no chicken bouillon cube. I added 1/2 diced onion, broccoli chopped pieces, 2 diced Yukon gold potatoes, & 2 garlic cloves. I also used half & half in place of the milk. I was trying to copy a restaurant's recipe. This was very close & the soup went quickly."

    mamacita! User ID: 3448726 121980
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2014

    "Very simple and quick to make! I omit the salt, and use 1/2 mild cheddar and 1/2 sharp cheddar cheese. So tasty!"

    reindeergal User ID: 3712135 205331
    Reviewed Feb. 8, 2014

    "I have made this soup several times. We love it! I have also substituted broccoli for the cauliflower. We belong to a co-op and sometimes we get cauliflower,sometimes broccoli. Both are yummy in this soup."

    vinter User ID: 7369330 66349
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

    "I love this soup. It is so quick and easy and is always a hit. I serve it whenever I have to whip up something healthy in a hurry. Have added corn on occasion as well. Yum. I usually do biscuits or scones to go with this soup and rarely is there leftovers. I've added this recipe to my huge list of favourite soups."

    lynnz95 User ID: 4017681 83913
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

    "loved this!! easy to make, I left out the hot sauce, maybe next time i will try it with it but i really liked it with out so not sure"

    recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 44591
    Reviewed Jan. 22, 2014

    "My goal this winter is to try one new soup recipe each week. This one was very easy, tasty, and healthy. This soup is low enough in carbs to be very good for anyone who is diabetic or counting carbs. This is a quick meal; while the vegetables are cooking I made the white sauce. I used a vegetable base rather than bouillon to cut out the MSG found in most bouillons. I used 1/2 tsp. of hot sauce; if you like a little spicier taste, add the entire teaspoon. Definitely a keeper of a recipe!!"

    NEGourmet User ID: 7605864 83902
    Reviewed Jan. 15, 2014

    "easy to make, creamy & oh so good!!! The only thing I added was a bit of onion. Great on a cold winter day!"

    apamma413 User ID: 7424636 89536
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2014

    "Made this for dinner tonight. It was awesome. I added the hot sauce while cooking and a couple of dashes to my bowl. The recipe worked perfectly, is was quick and easy. This is a keeper."

    katilynnmacpherson User ID: 7580388 53791
    Reviewed Jan. 4, 2014

    "So it I decide to use chicken broth instead I don't use any water right?"

    Fire291 User ID: 934301 54284
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014

    "Made this tonight and it was a BIG hit the whole family gave it 5 stars! My daughter said this recipe is a keeper!"

    pamelafthomason User ID: 7432009 53786
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2014 Edited Jan. 25, 2014

    "This soup is really good! Had to thicken it just a bit but it may have been that I added too much water. I chose not to use the hot sauce and it was great on this very cold night. This is a keeper!"

    grandmasjoy User ID: 7578210 53784
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

    "great soup used chicken stock and some vegetable stock instead of water. also used half and half for the milk with flour makes thicker. thanks for recipe"

    Moonbeam77 User ID: 6344317 117177
    Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

    "What can you substitute for the bouillon cubes? Too much sodium for me. Could I use chicken or vegetable broth? this sounds so good."

    namayna User ID: 3439187 45770
    Reviewed Dec. 17, 2013

    "This is really good. I usually make a potato soup similar, but my husband has type 2 diabetes, this is a great alternative! Actually I think we like it better. I wouldn't change a thing. I serve it with crispy bacon and cheese on top."

    ruewitch User ID: 7502227 89534
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

    "Comfort food without guilt! I made one substitution: no cheddar cheese in the fridge, so I used asiago cheese. Wow! A little more upscale taste nuance, probably a better cheese to use when serving this soup to adult guests than for the children maybe. I can image adding maybe a dash of nutmeg to this recipe...."

    kjd624 User ID: 3336025 121915
    Reviewed Oct. 9, 2013

    "Very pleased with this soup. I did "doctor" it up a bit. Added more cheese, dried onion, and some poultry seasoning. Will be making this again."

    716sandygirl User ID: 3335874 45769
    Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

    "My son's favorite soup. Try with an orange cauliflower from farmers market, it's outstanding."

    veggie-lover User ID: 7289339 89533
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2013

    "This was awesome!!! Followed recipe to almost exactly, except added more flour at the end mixed with 1/2 cup milk to thicken a bit more. My husband who has never eaten cauliflower thought it was great as well. Thanks for a great fast recipe."

    karebear0099 User ID: 7266770 133361
    Reviewed May. 27, 2013

    "I was really impressed with this recipe. It is very flavorful. I followed the recipe exactly except used sriracha sauce because I did not have other hot sauce and I used 1% milk instead of 2%. Pleased with how it turned out and would make it again."

    tutaloo12 User ID: 7252120 45757
    Reviewed May. 5, 2013

    "The girls all asked for seconds. Great way to get the veges in. The base of the soup was great. We sauted all the vegetables and added onion, a yellow pepper, doubled the celery, parsley, seasoning salt. The girls recommended blending half and leaving half chucky. Would definetly make again."

    girliesmom User ID: 7234925 116827
    Reviewed Apr. 21, 2013

    "This is a favorite of ours. I do add a chopped onion, just because we like it, and if I'm in a rush, I just chop the carrot."

    Denco24 User ID: 6689112 133333
    Reviewed Mar. 29, 2013 Edited Jan. 27, 2017

    "easy to make, very filling and VERY good."

    haberchic User ID: 7200666 116822
    Reviewed Mar. 27, 2013

    "I used fat free chicken broth, fat free cheddar cheese and fat free milk, it was still fantastic!!!!"

    Betts1313 User ID: 5879310 38542
    Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

    "This is literally the best soup recipe I've ever made. I keep making it, freezing it, remaking it... I'm a big fan of onions so I choose to caramelize some onions in the main pan to add a little more of a flavor layer, but it's great with or without it. MAKE THIS soup!"

    n0remac User ID: 7190058 124723
    Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

    "I've just recently begun to cook, and even the simplest things seem overwhelming for me. This soup, however, was as simple as can be, and turned out to be delicious! I made it for my family, and got some compliments (even the four-year-old ate it)!"

    freedelvry94 User ID: 7173565 86820
    Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

    "It was wonderful."

    CAGreen User ID: 5575811 86815
    Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

    "My husband is not a fan of cauliflower but this recipe got a thumbs up from him. For a little added protein, I am going to add chicken. He wants a touch of cayenne. I plan to do both. Loved this soup!"

    janeroit User ID: 7144225 44546
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2013

    "Both my husband and I loved this recipe. I did add Smoked Paprika and a little more chicken broth. Also, I used goats milk and part skim part skim Mozzarella cheese as thats what I had on hand."

    alittlequacky User ID: 7097283 83901
    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013

    "Made this recipe for the first time tonight, turned out great, I did use chicken broth instead of bullion and water and blended the veggies up before adding the cheese sauce. My picky 1 and 3 year olds devoured it, will be making it again."

    ahmom User ID: 3426126 89529
    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2013 Edited Jan. 19, 2014


    tmriddle User ID: 4169306 124722
    Reviewed Sep. 11, 2012

    "My husband and I really liked this soup. I added onion and I also thickened it with extra flour/water mixture at the end of cooking. I didn't measure my cheese but I'm sure I went a little heavy on that too. We added the hot sauce to our bowls and we liked it very much. This recipe is a keeper!"

    strawberrysherry User ID: 6427638 61181
    Reviewed May. 3, 2012

    "One of the best soups I've ever made! I added some fresh dill..delicious! Even my son (who is not a soup lover) loved this soup!!!!!"

    OneNonBlonde User ID: 6418661 133271
    Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011 Edited Jan. 27, 2017

    "I've probably made this recipe a dozen times since I first found it. It gets raves from everyone I've served it to, and I find it velvety and absolutely wonderful. Thanks for posting, Debbie!"

    obsessedwithfood User ID: 3724663 66347
    Reviewed Apr. 13, 2011

    "I had a head of cauliflower in my frig that I needed to use up so I decided to look online to see if I could find a good recipe. So glad I did. Actually had all of the ingredients for this soup and it is delicious! The only complaint I had was it could have been a little thicker but that can be easily solved. Loved the flavor so that's the most important thing."

    rdavis User ID: 1542342 137409
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2011

    "This soup is delicious!! I keep cracked black pepper on the table with this recipe."

    cajeanjean User ID: 1063593 116821
    Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

    "Delicious, quick and easy. I would definitely make again."

    Jessica2783 User ID: 5112860 121914
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

    "I sauteed a little bit of onions in the butter and used light cheese and skim milk, omitted the salt and thought it was still great!"

    KerryKJordan User ID: 2450718 133269
    Reviewed Nov. 8, 2010

    "I wanted very much to like this soup, but it is just too bland for my taste. Even with adding more cheese and hot sauce, it is bland. I think it definitely needs onion along with the carrots and celery."

    baker1576 User ID: 3684884 124719
    Reviewed Oct. 31, 2010

    "I live where you can buy cauliflower from the farmer, huge head for $2. Enough for batch and a half. So this is so inexpensive to make and SO delicious. I didn't have any celery so I chopped up a few cabbage leaves. Will definately make it again."

    cookmamma User ID: 3688001 124670
    Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

    "This was superb. I did saute all the ingredients (plus a clove of garlic) first in a little olive oil before adding the broth/water. Made it even more flavorful...."

    SDawsonH User ID: 4778352 133211
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2010

    "This recipe is really yummy. I substituted water chestnuts for the celery and it adds a nice crunch to the soup. I definitely added the hot sauce and I thought it would have tasted bland without it. Also, nice to have a cream soup without cream! Rather healthy."

    lmuller User ID: 4563382 61174
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

    "This soup is so good! It's really quick and easy to make...great for a busy mom. I added closer to a cup and a half of cheese, just to finish out the bag (plus I love cheese) and the flavor was really nice. Great soup to beat the winter blues :)"

    Amer21 User ID: 2700974 86813
    Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

    "So family really enjoyed it. Served it with bread. Didn't change anything from the original recipe and omitted the hot sauce."

    celestialseeker User ID: 4496532 53735
    Reviewed Jan. 21, 2010

    "This soup is a winner ..wonderful and filling soup on a cold day;... replaced the water with Swanson's chicken broth and used half n half... really satisfying..this is a quick and delicious soup."

    Salbo User ID: 48197 89528
    Reviewed Jan. 19, 2010

    "This was delicious! I made it just as the recipe said and I did put in a tiny amount of hot pepper sauce. We loved it"

    TerrySawatzky User ID: 3610237 44544
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2009

    "Very good comfort food."

    tommypoo User ID: 1263135 89524
    Reviewed Dec. 23, 2009

    "There were no leftovers. Everyone had seconds, and it was delicious."

    halfstaple User ID: 2577626 89523
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

    "This was wonderful. I used fat free milk and fat free cheese for a healthy version and it was great. The taste was great."

    sulydoat User ID: 1161559 61141
    Reviewed Mar. 18, 2009 Edited Jan. 27, 2017

    "This has become my absolute favorite soup!"

    ChrissyGirl User ID: 2259394 53734
    Reviewed May. 8, 2008 Edited Jan. 27, 2017


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