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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debbiemassey's picture

Gorgeous. Added the cheese during cooking and them some more on serving. My friend, who generally dislikes cauliflower, loved it and asked for the recipe. Thanks for sharing :)

carlisc's picture

Follies the recipe and is lovely, really filling.

bdowdeswell's picture
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Did this but added some leftover spring greens and more old roast potatoes. Added some bacon to garnish. Kids loved it too.

shirley1265's picture

I had some left over cauliflower cheese from roast dinner so tried using it in this. It worked a treat and actually gave a nicer flavour due to the grilled cheese. 3 of my family won't touch cauliflower cheese but loved the soup.

libby0's picture
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Yummy!

sir_matt28's picture
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Nice soup and I don't even like cauli

1william's picture
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Really like this soup. Grated strong cheddar and stirred it into the soup. Very easy and made a tasty lunch. Used semi skimmed milk.

streetkidwalking's picture
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I've just made this soup cutting down on the ingredients as I only had a small cauli and grating the cheese into the soup as previously suggested. I planned to use it for my lunch but keep having a spoonful of it every time I go into the kitchen even though it's cold. I'm not sure I'll have any left to take with me tomorrow! I'll definetely be making this again.

sorbetsurprise's picture
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A bit bland without the cheese but with a strong cheddar it is lovely!

ritchiethebear's picture
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Really tasty and easy soup. Will definately make again! Excellent way to use up cauliflower!

janine15's picture
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I tried this soup as a way of using up a cauliflower that I got in a veg box. I don't like cauliflower but this soup is delicious, very smooth and silky. I didn't use milk, just stock and I used dutch blue cheese instead of cheddar. Absolutely delicious.

sarahpoole's picture
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Really lovely soup, grated the cheese in after I whizzed it, might sprinkle with some fried chorizo or pancetta next time, delicious!

palacecontracts's picture
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Great. You can use apple instead of cheese which cuts through the cauliflower for a balanced taste.

superpup's picture
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Amazing! Tastiest soup I've eaten. Grated the cheese and increased it to about 150g with a little bit sprinkled over the top just before serving.

wenders72's picture
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Absolutely devine! Creamy and tasty and so easy to make. I adjusted the quantities as only had a small cauliflower so made some for my friend and I for lunch and she has now borrowed the recipe! Will def make this again for the family!

missbralee's picture
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This is soooooo tasty but it definitely needs more cheese. This is one of my favourite soups ever. It's so creamy and comforting. My friend at work can't get enough of it. Definitely a favourite and so easy to make too!

zz_elbadawi's picture
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Texture was smooth and lovely, my husband loved it ,, called it the meal of the season .

loopylinny's picture
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A tasty and filling soup which is very simple to make. I grated the cheese into it after blending because I was making a batch for lunches throughout the week.

sabsinspain's picture
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oh and forgot to say, didn't put potato in it as we trying not to have too many carbs but did add about a teaspoon of mustard to it.

sabsinspain's picture
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my partner doesn't normally go for soups but absolutely loved this one and so did I, in fact off to make it again now. Like others we put grated cheese in it, I put the cheese seperately on the table so everyone could help themselves to as much or little they wanted...very yummy.

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