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Favorite Cauliflower Soup Recipe

We use this rich and filling soup as a meal in itself. Accompanied by a salad and rolls, it makes a fine luncheon. It also makes a very nice prelude for your dinner menu when you entertain.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced chives or fresh parsley


  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring 1-in. of water and cauliflower to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain and reserve liquid; set aside.
  • 2. In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour; cook and stir until bubbly. Add broth; bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • 3. Reduce heat; stir in 1 cup cooking liquid, cream and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in cauliflower and salt. Remove from the heat. Add cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle with chives or parsley. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 221 calories, 16g fat (11g saturated fat), 60mg cholesterol, 652mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 8g protein.

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 244066
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Very creamy and tasty!"

redcar2 User ID: 8279265 237773
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015

"Excellent soup. quick ,easy and hearty.Will make again, Thanks"

Raylene60 User ID: 7460237 216702
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I just made this today! It's a keeper! I cheated and tasted it before the family came in for dinner! YUMMY!! I forgot chives at the store but had plenty of italian parsley in the refrigerator, no worries, it is FABULOUS!!! I highly recommend this recipe!"

[email protected] User ID: 2159636 214055
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2014

"I made this after Thanksgiving with leftover cauliflower from a vegetable cornucopia my dau. made. It was delicious and quite easy. And yes, it is a keeper, Thank You !"

adkhkr User ID: 6645973 19738
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2013

"I made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! My mother said, after the first taste, "this is a keeper". That means she loves it! I used light cream instead of half-and half. I used less salt because Mom is on a low-sodium diet and I used low sodium broth. It still tasted wonderful. I will certainly make this again, and again, and again ..."

hbicknell User ID: 1834049 20202
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"easy to make and delicious!"

pinksuitcases User ID: 630663 44279
Reviewed May. 23, 2012

"Unbelieveably easy and so comforting! I didn't have any cream, so I used fat free evaporated milk instead and it turned out just fine. :)"

gemineye User ID: 1857335 40435
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2009

"I've made this twice now and it is yummy. All I did was add a little bacon and that made it perfect!"

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