Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6 adults, or 4 adults and 4 kids

Throw a new spin on this comforting classic by blending into a smooth and creamy soup

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • For up to 1 month, without cheese
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
188
protein
13g
carbs
13g
fat
10g
saturates
5g
fibre
3g
sugar
9g
salt
0.82g

Ingredients

  • knob of butter
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large cauliflower (about 900g/2lb), leaves trimmed and cut into florets
  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 700ml vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 400ml milk
  • 100g mature cheddar, diced

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Method

  1. Heat the butter in a large saucepan. Tip in the onion and cook until softened, about 5 mins, stirring often. Add the cauliflower, potato, stock, milk and seasoning. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for about 30 mins until the cauliflower is soft and the potato almost collapsing.
  2. Whizz in a food processor or crush with a potato masher until you get a creamy, thick soup. Top up with more milk to thin a little if serving in mugs. You can make ahead up to 2 days in advance, cool, cover and leave in the fridge until needed, or freeze for up to 1 month. When ready to serve, warm through, ladle into mugs or bowls, top with the cheese pieces, then stir through before eating.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, November 2006

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gooseberrycrumble's picture
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Yummy- and so simple! Added grated cheese to soup before blitzing.

beclam's picture

A family thumbs up! I added half an orange pepper as it needed using and grated half of the cheese and melted it into the soup as others have suggested. The other half I added at end as recipe.
Will def make again!

suebri53's picture

Brilliant recipe I added a bit of garlic and some chilli great. Ideal to cook & freeze then ready just when you need it. Serve with some lovely fresh bread - delishn Great for lunch box simply microwave to reheat

johnince's picture

Try adding some dijon mustard and ground nutmeg :-)

dcavalla's picture
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Delicious and super easy. I just use a bit less cheese to keep the calories down.

kurtanne's picture
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Really tasty and so easy to make.

eexley's picture
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Really yummy - followed the recipe closely. Its a very subtle flavour. Added the cheese to the soup after blending and reheated. Served the soup with some more grated cheese on it.

veggiecook1's picture

This is delicious. A real soup version of cauli cheese, yum.
I used soya milk (unsweetened) and it worked very well. Yum! Thanks so much

christinap2's picture
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quite nice soup, but a little bit bland; i added parsley, salt, pepper and nutmeg to make it a bit tastier; had to add quite a bit of cheese too otherwise it would be a bit too boring :(

amy_natalia's picture
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I was a little aprehensive about cooking this soup thinking it maybe a little boring being cauliflower soup but I have to say both my husband and myself loved it. We used semi skimmed milk, added a few shakes of curry powder, approx 1/2 teaspoon on turmeric and a bayleaf (along with salt and pepper) and it was beautiful... will definitely be making it again. Oh we also grated the cheese, as others had suggested :)

kimkap's picture
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This soup is so easy to make and the result is fantastic - I really didn't want to share this with the girls I work with!!! They both enjoyed it and asked when was I doing it again. This is definitely one for my binder and will be made again.

nicbash's picture

Such a good thick homely soup. I added more cheese as i saw a few posts say it could do with more so i added an extra 50g and grated it in to melt. Yum yum yum

mimimcr's picture
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I am on a total liquid diet due to long term post dental surgery complications.... So soup good soup recipies are paramount to
my situation... This is one of my favourite soups!!! I have to
fully blend but it retains enough taste and texture to make it
Interesting.... You can keep the "base" of the soup for a few
days in the fridge (omiting cheese) its easy to just heat and
mix in your favourite grated cheese at the end...
Comforting and nourishing :)

skorpio's picture

This looks like a very interesting soup. As others have said, I'll almost certainly grate the cheese, that way I can use less thus making it a little healthier.

caravan28's picture
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This is a gorgeous soup. Very easy to make with few ingredients. I followed the recipe, but on serving, I diced some chilli cheese into the soup bowls then poured the soup over. A quick stir through and delicious.

KochinVeronica's picture
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This recipe is not good, it's actually INSANELY GOOD. Never have I tasted such a delicious cream soup. I used a red onion, a sweet potato, which I reckon gave it a special flavour and Gouda Cheese, since it was at hand. The result=a dream for those taste buds. Love it!

dashna21's picture
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I made this for my lunch and loved the consistency.It was slighty thick but that's what it made more scrummy, however my 18month old wouldnt touch it.

shell250's picture
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This soup is beautiful, I added some Ground Ginger with the onions which gave a nice depth and put some ground pepper on top when served will be a regular in my household especially with the cold nights coming in!

desertprincess's picture
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This was nice but like others have mentioned, it isn't the most flavoursome soup. I added twice as much cheddar, a couple of bay leaves while cooking (which I obviously removed before blending), lots of nutmeg, a little tarrogon, a hint of paprika..plus 3 stock cubes and some salt before it had some flavour! Added some crispy beef bacon into the bowls when serving as well.

juju061279's picture
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Indeed a very nice and very easy soup!

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