Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - Delicious Cauliflower Soup (2024)

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posted by Crissy Pageon Jan 11, 2017 (updated Feb 25, 2024) 29 comments »

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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, reserve greens for garnish)
  • 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.

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originally published on Jan 11, 2017 (last updated Feb 25, 2024)

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29 comments on “Cheesy Cauliflower Soup”

  1. Linda Reply

    Almost ready to add the cheese, can’t wait to try this out. Smell really nice.

  2. Pati W Reply

    I add instant potatoes to thickness my soups.

  3. Marie Reply

    I really enjoyed the soup. As you mentioned earlier too, I love the fact it isn’t super heavy. Thanks for the recipe.

  4. Regina Reply

    I made this for dinner tonight and it was really good. I followed the recipe but added a few chicken pieces. It was very filling but my husband and I both liked it. Thanks Crissy for another great recipe.

  5. Lorraine Reply

    I love this soup. I add sweet potato for extra nutrition. I make a lot of soups during the winter And this is one of my favourites. Thank you for posting the recipe.

  6. Barb Reply

    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!!

  7. Susie Reply

    Has anyone frozen this soup?

  8. JoAnn Reply

    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!

  9. Diana Reply

    Can you make this keto friendly?

  10. christine Reply

    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…

  11. Charlotte Gordon Reply

    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

  12. Denny Young Reply

    Can this be made in a insta pot?

  13. Linda Reply

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

    Rating: 5

  14. Susan Reply

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

    Rating: 5

  15. Abashu Reply

    This is the best cauliflower soup I have eaten.

    Rating: 5

  16. Laurna Coluni Reply

    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.

    Rating: 5

  17. Pauline otto Reply

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

    Rating: 5

  18. Joan Kelley Reply

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

    Rating: 5

  19. Kat Magee Reply

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

    Rating: 5

    • Crissy Reply

      So glad that you and your husband enjoyed it, Kat. Thanks for stopping by!

  20. Judith Wingate Wade Reply

    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

    Rating: 5

  21. Lorie Reply

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

    Rating: 5

  22. Renate Reply

    Can this be made in a slow cooker?

  23. Cherry jackson Reply

    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.:))

    Rating: 5

  24. Louise Reply

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

  25. Emily Sederquist Reply

    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.

    Rating: 4

  26. Marcia Willey Reply

    This was easy to make and it tastes wonderful!

    Rating: 5

  27. ellen beck Reply

    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.

    Rating: 5

  28. cookinggram Reply

    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

    Rating: 4

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