Cauliflower Soup Recipe: Simple and Delicious

Cauliflower Soup topped with shredded cheddar cheese.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
Cauliflower Soup topped with shredded cheddar cheese. Source: Sharyn's Slant

Hearty Soup on a Cold Day

There's nothing better than a big bowl of hearty soup on a cold day. One of my family's favorites is my Cauliflower Soup. It's easy to make, not too many ingredients, healthy and inexpensive too.

And the best thing is, it warms you to the bottom of your toes.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower: A Cruciferous Vegetable

Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable that you may wish to add to your regular diet. It is in the same plant family as cabbage, collards, kale and broccoli. There are wonderful health benefits provided by this vegetable family including:

  • Antioxidant

The antioxidants found in cauliflower help protect us from diseases such as cardiovascular disease and cancer.

  • Anti-Inflammatory

High amounts of Vitamin K and omega-3 fatty acids are found in cauliflower that helps to decrease inflammation and the risk of diseases such as diabetes mellitus, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis.

  • Cardiovascular

Since cauliflower has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, consumption will help protect against cardiovascular diseases as well.

  • Digestive

The fiber in cauliflower helps clean our digestive system and helps rid our system of unnecessary substances. In addition, glucoraphin, a substance present in cauliflower is known to have a protective effect on our stomach lining. This will help reduce the risk for stomach ulcers and cancer.

Cauliflower Soup Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into chunks
  • 5 cups chicken bouillon, or canned chicken stock (use vegetable broth for vegetarian)
  • 1/2 cup uncooked rice
  • 1/4 cup celery, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste

Cook Time

  • Prep time: 30 min
  • Cook time: 30 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: 8-10 servings

Immersion hand blenders are perfect for this soup!

Cauliflower Soup Instructions

  1. In a medium size soup pot, add 5 cups chicken bouillon.
  2. Begin to heat the liquid as you add the cauliflower, rice and celery.
  3. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Using a blender, puree everything from the soup pot. (Note: You made need to add more water.)
  5. Return mixture to the soup pot and leave on low heat.
  6. Add butter.
  7. Add flour to the cup of cold milk and mix with a fork. Add to the soup pot and stir thoroughly.
  8. Taste. Add salt and pepper as desired.
  9. Heat soup slowly to desired temperature. (Note: Warming on too high of a heat will cause the soup to stick and possibly burn on the bottom of the pot.)
  10. Serve hot topped with shredded cheddar cheese. If you would rather not use the cheese, simply top with fresh ground pepper.
  11. Enjoy!

Please rate this recipe?

4.4 stars from 8 ratings of Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup Photo Gallery

Below is a photo gallery to help make this recipe even easier. I hope you will enjoy!

First four ingredients combined in a soup pot, heated to a boil.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
First four ingredients combined in a soup pot, heated to a boil. Source: Sharyn's Slant
After first four ingredients are brought to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
After first four ingredients are brought to a boil, simmer for 10 minutes. Source: Sharyn's Slant
Remove soup pot from heat and puree ingredients in a blender, then return to soup pot.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
Remove soup pot from heat and puree ingredients in a blender, then return to soup pot. Source: Sharyn's Slant
Return pureed mixture to the soup pot and add butter.  Blend milk and flour in a cup with a fork and add to pot.  Stir thoroughly.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
Return pureed mixture to the soup pot and add butter. Blend milk and flour in a cup with a fork and add to pot. Stir thoroughly. Source: Sharyn's Slant
Finished Cauliflower Soup warming on low heat.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
Finished Cauliflower Soup warming on low heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Source: Sharyn's Slant
If you'd rather not use cheddar cheese as a topping, simply sprinkle with ground black pepper.  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
If you'd rather not use cheddar cheese as a topping, simply sprinkle with ground black pepper. Source: Sharyn's Slant
Top Cauliflower Soup with cheddar cheese if desired and enjoy!  Source:  Sharyn's Slant
Top Cauliflower Soup with cheddar cheese if desired and enjoy! Source: Sharyn's Slant


Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy this recipe and all the benefits of adding cauliflower to your diet.

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Janis Goad 4 years ago

I love Cauliflower soup, and have never yet found a recipe, so I will try this one!! Thank you.


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duffsmom 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

This looks fantastic, can't wait to try it!


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susansisk 4 years ago from Georgia, USA

I love cauliflower, and this looks great! I am definitely going to try this recipe.


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denisemai 4 years ago from Idaho

Yum. Yum. And yum! I have to try this. Today has been a great day for soup recipes. It must be fall!


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

yummy...CA is getting a heat wave this week but coming week with the cold front coming in...this soup is gonna be in my menu.

This is a complete meal...i will use veg broth instead of chicken since am a vegetarian.

great recipe, sharyn. voted up!


kelleyward 4 years ago

I love cauliflower soup. It's great for people like me who have diabetes. Low in carbs and nutritious! Voted up and yum! Kelley


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

Soups on! I will be there. This looks yummy and cooler weather ahead calls for soup..and this one looks really tasty. Thanks for sharing with all the photos. Voting Up.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

This looks absolutely delicious. Pinned so I can make it this weekend and so other people can make it too.


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lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

Looks yummy. I think I can tell my husband it is potato soup and get him to eat it that way. Thanks for sharing.


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

My family loves cauliflower so I will make this. I have to change some things because I am vegan but that is easy to do. Your pictures are great, the borders really make them stand out. I just started using borders in my Hub photos and want to go back and add them to old ones. But that would mean they go Pending again for at least 24 hours. What software are you using for your borders? Regards, HB.


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ptrg777 4 years ago from New York

Looks delicious. Will have to try as it looks so easy to make. Winter is around the corner...


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

This looks wonderful! I always love a soup that will warm me to my toes! :D


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Janis ~ I love cauliflower soup too and it is so easy to make. I'm thrilled to hear you will try this, let me know what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharyn


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livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

It must taste heavenly for a cold night! The ingredients and the way it's been cooked says it all! Voted up and sharing!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

This sounds so good. I know everyone at my house is going to love this recipe.


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Happyboomernurse 4 years ago from South Carolina

Thanks for sharing this recipe. I've never had cauliflower soup but am now inspired to make it as it looks like a quick, easy recipe and in general, I love soups, especially in fall and winter.

Your photos and step by step instructions were professionally presented and organized!

Voted up across the board except for funny.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi duffsmom ~ thanks so much. Let me know if you do try it!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi susansisk ~ it's great to meet you. Thanks for the compliments. I'm glad to hear you will try this soup recipe.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Denise ~ I agree. I love the fall for great soup recipes. I hope you try this and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Ruchira ~ Well, I gotta tell you that this soup is pretty good, even on a warm day too. And so you know, I have not tried this with veggie broth, but I am sure it would work fine. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Kelley ~ I love cauliflower soup too. And it is pretty nutritious. Thanks for your comments and votes.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Carol ~ YEP, SOUP'S ON! You are more than welcome to join! I agree, the cooler weather has me thinking about soup and chili and stew too. Yum. Thanks for your great feedback and votes.

Sharyn


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Sounds so good. Love cauliflower. Thanks for sharing and passing this on.


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Glimmer ~ Glad to hear you will make this recipe. Thanks for pinning it too! Take care,

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello lcbenefield ~Certainly, it does kind of look like potato soup, but it does taste like cauliflower. Still, maybe your husband will love it. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Brenda ~ I have know doubt you will tweak this recipe to a wonderful vegan option. Thanks so much for the compliments on the photos. All I use is PowerPoint and then I convert them to JPG's. I know you have some beautiful photos and I could see borders enhancing them even more. On these photos, there is not actual borders but just a background color that appears like a border once I pull in the photo. And then the small outer "grey" border is an HP option when you download a photo. Feel free to send me a message if you would like more detail. Thanks so much for your great feedback.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hell ptrg777 ~ It is delicious and very easy to make. I hope you try it. Thanks for your comments.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi CC - yup, it warms ya right to your toes! Thanks for stopping by!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi livingsta ~ I'm so glad you liked this. This soup does feel really good going down. I appreciate your votes and share, thank you!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Susan Z ~ I hope your family does enjoy it. Thanks so much for checking it out!

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Gail ~ I'm so glad this inspired you to try cauliflower soup. I truly like it better than potato soup or broccoli soup. I hope you do too. Thanks for the compliments and votes.

Sharyn


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hello Gypsy Rose Lee ~ me too, I love cauliflower. I'm so glad you like this. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

HEY! How could you let me miss this? I am a huge fan of soup and this is marvelous looking! I really can't wait to give it a try...that and some of Susan's chicken is what is on my mind today.

I am really hungry...I just came to check you out - see what you are up too and you slipped a couple by me! Shame on you!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hiya Kel ~ so sorry, didn't mean to slip it by ya, ha. The soup is really good, I hope you try it. I could go for some of SZ's chicken - any of those great recipes. Thanks so much for coming by!

Sharyn


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twinstimes2 4 years ago from Ohio

I will absolutely have to make this one! I must have overlooked it with the busy end of the program and moving. Loved the pictures, too. Well done!


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Sharyn's Slant 4 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Karen ~ thanks for the compliments. Hope you like the soup!

Sharyn


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KDeus 3 years ago from Florida

This looks delicious! I love cauliflower and this looks like a great way to use it! Voted up and pinned!


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi KDeus ~ This soup is really awesome. I hope you try it. Thanks for the votes and pin!

Sharyn


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braydonmoore 3 years ago from Canada

This looks really good and yummy yummy soup so thanks for sharing with us.


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Sharyn's Slant 3 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Braydonmoore ~ you are welcome. I hope you try it. Thanks for stopping by.

Sharyn


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missolive 23 months ago from Texas

Well heck, when did I miss this recipe? This sounds great and I'll be sure to give it a try in the very near future. Thank you for your wonderful instructions, tips and pictures...sharing!


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suziecat7 22 months ago from Asheville, NC

Perfect weather for this soup. thanks so much!


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Sharyn's Slant 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Mo! Thanks for the compliments. Please let me know if you do try it.


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Sharyn's Slant 22 months ago from Northeast Ohio USA Author

Hi Suzie ~ this soup is really great for the cold weather. It feels so good going down . . . I hope you try it.

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