Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 20 min.
Makes6 servings (1-1/2 quarts)
- 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions (tops only)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 2-1/4 cups frozen cauliflower, thawed and chopped
- 2 cups 1% milk
- 1-1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons dry sherry, optional
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
- In a saucepan, saute onions in butter until tender. Stir in flour and salt until blended. Gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat.
- Add cauliflower; simmer for 2 minutes. Add the milk and cheese; cook and stir until cheese is melted. Stir in sherry if desired. Garnish with chives.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 186 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 792mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 13g protein.
Oct 31, 2017
It has turned cold here in the midwest; soup weather.My husband's favorite veggie is cauliflower. We had this soup one night for supper it was absolutely delicious. It was easy to prepare. The only change I made was I didn't have cheddar cheese, but I did have parmesan cheese and used that. It was delicious.
Jan 2, 2017
Great soup with a couple changes from other reviews! Added potatoes, shredded carotts and regular cheddar. Used fresh cauliflower, cooked it with the potatoes first.
Dec 29, 2016
I gave this recipe 5 stars but only because I was inspired by it to go heavy cream and Sargento shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, along with my favorite Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning, Sea Salt and White Pepper. This all came about because I had a couple of bundles of green onions from Christmas, along with 3 cups heavy cream. Seeing the potential for a decadent "fat" version of this soup, I tried it out. Definitely a keeper! Thank you for your inspiration to try this soup my way! Happy New Year to you all!
Jan 9, 2015
Delicious! Thanks Karen for sharing the recipe. I added some shredded carrot and a diced potato. I served it with Hawaiian Rolls.
Jan 4, 2015
If you use low fat or fake cheese spray with veg. Oil spray or olive oil in your own mister. Every second of spray is 7 cal. But helps melt even fake cheese. Add a little crumbled crunchy bacon and try a little sharp or extra sharp cheddar. I wouldn't have 1% in my house. Our local dairy Braums has 2% that tastes better than whole milk from Walmart. Really good soup.
Jan 2, 2015
I made this without cheese and used lactose free milk. I had to substitute vegetable broth because I was out of chicken broth and used a package of broccoli and cauliflower since that is what the store had. Overall, very good! I would definitely make this again.
Jan 1, 2015
Just made it without the sherry. Love it!
Apr 7, 2013
This recipe looked so good but I wound up being disappointed. Like Rosaliemary, the low-fat cheese didn't melt,,,,I ended up with huge soft clumps of cheese with long rubbery strings. Plus, I used skim milk because that is what we drink so the soup was almost watery.( That was my fault.) I will try a different recipe in the future and will NEVER use low-fat cheese in a soup again!
Sep 9, 2012
Love this soup! It is my favorite soup ever! The only problem I had run into the first time I made it was that the reduced-fat cheddar cheese didn't melt into the soup, so now I use regular cheddar and it's perfect!
Jul 5, 2012
Very good. A change of pace from cream of broccoli soup.