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Favorite Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.


3 servings

Jessica Bellis from Dacono, Colorado advises: "If you wish to make a main dish of this substantial soup, accompany it with a loaf of whole grain bread, sliced cheese or ham, and a basket of tomatoes."


  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 small head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the broth, cauliflower, onion and thyme. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Cool slightly. In a blender, process cauliflower mixture until smooth; set aside.
  2. In the same saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and seasonings until smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cauliflower mixture and cheese. Heat through (do not boil).

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  • sweathers05
    Jan 3, 2015

    really yummy. Added quite a few dashes of Franks Hot Sauce and it took the already delicious soup to another level of flavor. !

  • arcol
    Jan 18, 2014

    EXCELLENT recipe! I doubled the recipe, added about one cup chopped celery and also carrots, substituted rosemary and some parsley for thyme and used Sargento Chef Blends 4 State Cheddar Cheese for the fontina. So good this is not only a "keeper" recipe, but I emailed it to several friends. Hot French Baguette and tomato slices sprinkled with celery salt hit the spot on a 20 degree winter day. Thank you so very much!Carol Herman in Milwaukee, WI

  • JillAndLea
    Jan 22, 2012

    Delicious! Will make again and again and again.I didn't have fontina cheese but used parmesan and the substitution worked out well.

  • junkin406
    Nov 12, 2011

    I made this soup an it was very good. I did not have any cheese so I made it with out the cheese. I crumbed some bacon on top of it. I will be making it again. you must try it!!!!

  • lynnh5050
    May 31, 2009

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