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!

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

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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    17 Comments on “Cheesy Cauliflower Soup”

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

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

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

  4. 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.

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

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

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

  8. 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

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

  10. Can this be made in a slow cooker?

  11. 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.:))

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

  13. 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.

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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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