Dear Crissy

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

I have to give credit to my mom for this delicious cheesy cauliflower soup recipe. She made it for Sunday dinner a couple months ago, and the whole family agreed that it has a really wonderful flavor.

In fact, I find that I really crave this cauliflower soup recipe and have been making it every couple of weeks since I had it for the first time! I’m sure to swipe all of my mom’s best recipes and I hope that my little girl enjoys my food to be a recipe-thief someday, herself. Passing on family favorite recipes is such a wonderful way to carry on the legacy of your loved ones!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - This creamy and flavorful soup will warm you up!

Speaking of favorites, I recently tried this Nova Scotia Seafood Chowder. It’s oh-so-delicious. Thank heaven for Pinterest!

There are so many different variations on cauliflower soup out there.

The first time I had a cauliflower soup, there weren’t any actual pieces of cauliflower in the bowl!

RELATED: If you love cauliflower recipes you don’t want to mis my incredible loaded cauliflower casserole or this much-loved cauliflower pizza crust recipe!

I really like this cheesy cauliflower soup because it’s creamy, but also has some texture thanks to the whole chunks of cauliflower in the recipe.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - This creamy and flavorful soup will warm you up!

My dad enjoyed this cauliflower soup so much that he said it tastes like something you’d order in a fancy restaurant.

I totally know what he means!

My cauliflower soup has a real richness while not being heavy or overly decadent. It’s a recipe that I’m really proud to serve my family and friends and a recipe that people always ask me to share with them after they’ve tried it.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - This creamy and flavorful soup will warm you up!

You really must give this wonderful soup recipe a whirl. Be sure to pin it now so you don’t lose it!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - This creamy and flavorful soup will warm you up!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Yield: 6-8 servings

This creamy and flavorful soup tastes like it was made in a fancy restaurant. You're going to adore it!


  • 2 heads cauliflower,  broken into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 green onions, white part only
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, shredded
  • 1 stalk celery, sliced
  • 1 quart vegetable broth, 32 ounces
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4  tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Garnish with green onion, optional


  1. In a large soup pot heat the olive oil and sauté the onion and the garlic for 2-3 minutes. Stir in the carrots and the celery and sauté for an additional 2-3 minutes. Stir in the cauliflower. Add the vegetable broth, 2 cups water, salt, and the pepper, stir together. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat,  melt the 3 tablespoons of butter, stir in the flour until smooth. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly. Continue to cook over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir the flour mixture into the simmering cauliflower soup and simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes or until desired tenderness. Stir in the cheese.

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - This creamy and flavorful soup will warm you up!

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    24 Comments on “Cheesy Cauliflower Soup”

  1. This soup was incredible! I used only one head of cauliflower and decreased the water by one cup. I also added one teaspoon of better than bouillon for added flavor. I will definitely be making it again!!

  2. Has anyone frozen this soup?

  3. Made this soup for dinner tonight served with a fresh salad. This Cauliflower Soup is Delicious! I put some crumbles of bacon on top. YUM!

  4. Can you make this keto friendly? 

  5. I noticed here that almost “everyone added “more cheese”…Thats great, but in “re reading the story…The “whole purpose here (to NOT adding the usual amount of cheese) is NOT to get that “over FULL feeling”…Yes, we are ALL used too(and guilty of making really THICK, cheesy Cauliflower/broccile soup…then “sorry after we stuffed our faces,lol) but I am going to try it “Chrissy’s way”, and if the “taste is the same, just not all cheese…I will go for it always…

  6. Made this first time today.  No mention about what to do with carrots.  Also, how much does this make?  Can this soup be frozen.   This info is good for first time cooks.  Thanks

  7. Can this be made in a insta pot?

  8. This soup is really good. Sometimes I add broccoli along with cauliflower. 

  9. Very yummy…. I added more cheese and smashed about 1/3 of the cauliflower so the soup became creamer. Very good :)

  10. This is the best cauliflower soup I have eaten.

  11. Oh my goodness this soup was delicious I made it. My husband along with me had two bowls each it was so good. The only thing I did different was that I added a little more flour to make the soup thick and my husband suggested sprinkling pepper flakes, not to much in the soup. Thank you for another great recipe this is a keeper, I know I will be make more recipes to follow.

    Laurna C.

  12. I made this soup yesterday  and it was delicious every one at church loved it

  13. So good and so easy! My husband and I loved it

  14. Made this and my husband loves it and so do I!

  15. Thank you for this soup recipe – just what I’ve been looking for! Can you tell me approximately how many cups of cauliflower works best? The heads vary so much in size… THANKS AGAIN for sharing this! – JWW

  16. Delicious soup I would love the nutritional info if that is possible. Thank you.

  17. Can this be made in a slow cooker?

  18. I made this soup for dinner tonight.  It was a little more time consuming than I thought it would be.
    But, I have to say it was worth the time.  I am eating it right now.

    Just a couple changes…..I added 4oz chopped green chili.  And about twice the suggested amount of cheese.
    I live in New Mexico and we think green chili makes everything better.:))

  19. My husband says this recipe is a keeper.  I added potatoes to it and instead of milk, I used half and half.  Loved it.

  20. This recipe was so good! I used purple and white cauliflower, and added sweet potatoes and beet greens. This will definitely be a keeper! The flavor was awesome.

  21. This was easy to make and it tastes wonderful!

  22. I love your take on this. I make this soup too. Living in a cold climate, soup is always a welcome thing, and we love the taste of this. We all like cauliflower and all love cheese.

  23. i found your site and entered addr for other recipes. Was looking for something to do differently with cauliflower and found your soup. Am simmering as i send comment for daughters Monday Lunch with Garlic Knots and a side salad. It smells wonderful and will update comment post consumption on 11/20/17-Monday. Thank you

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