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Makeover Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Makeover Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Creamy soups can be soul-warming and so very satisfying, and Doris Davis's Cauliflower Soup is no exception. The Hellertown, Pennsylvania reader writes, “I received this recipe from a friend, and over the years I have served it many times and for many occasions.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:11 servings


  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large head cauliflower (2 pounds), broken into florets
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, saute the celery, onion and carrot in butter for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  • 2. In a blender, process vegetable mixture in batches until smooth. Return all to the pan. Heat over medium heat.
  • 3. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into puree. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the half-and-half, parsley, salt, dill and pepper. Heat through. Yield: 11 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 106 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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RayDjo User ID: 7448478 259148
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"I love this soup. Hands down my favorite soup ever. Im not a big dill fan... but you need it for the flavor. I usually go a little light on it... but its not as good without it completely. Every person in my family (and i have three kids!) loves this soup."

cflikkema User ID: 2855182 248163
Reviewed May. 13, 2016

"This soup is a family favorite! Every time I ask my teenager what she would like, it's this soup. Win! We like to add diced ham and shredded cheddar to it and sour dough toast on the side."

pattib86 User ID: 6981802 69696
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"I love this soup!! So easy and I think it has a lot of flavor. I leave out the dill also. It's not really a main course soup, goes well with a grilled cheese sandwich."

mcstandish User ID: 310177 134626
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2011

"This soup is so yummy. It's even better the next day when the spices have a chance to meld into the soup. This is a keeper!"

[email protected] User ID: 1702367 58909
Reviewed May. 2, 2010

"I followed the recipe exactly but didn't find it that tasty. I ended adding some extra spices but still would not make it again."

denisedief User ID: 3103159 58908
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Really good flavor and easy to make."

twinkle_toes User ID: 544493 84027
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"I make this soup often. I usually leave some of the cauliflower pieces in and puree the rest. It is delicious!"

andij68 User ID: 336620 58905
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2009

"We love this soup. I leave out the dill. I make it often in the winter."

psalms37n4 User ID: 3520574 141771
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2009

"It's a great homemade soup. Great taste, easy to make and healthy. I make it often."

mom23kids User ID: 3946374 134618
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"What a unique flavor! I especially liked that it was made over to be a lighter recipe."

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