Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

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(97 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins

Easy

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

  • For up to 1 month, without cheese

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal188
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs13g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre3g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.82g
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Ingredients

  • knob of butter

    Butter

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    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 large cauliflower (about 900g/2lb), leaves trimmed and cut into florets

    Cauliflower

    coll-ee-fl-ow-ah

    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks

    Potato

    po-tate-oh

    The world's favourite root vegetable, the potato comes in innumerable varieties. A member of…

  • 700ml vegetable stock (from a cube is fine)
  • 400ml milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 100g mature cheddar, diced

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.

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Comments (118)

janine15's picture
5

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
5

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
4

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

superpup's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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
5

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

loopylinny's picture
5

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
5

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
5

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.

simonaway's picture
5

I'll add my name to the list of people praising this recipe. I too grated the cheese into it after blending and I can't believe how flavoursome it is with such simple ingredients.

I'll be adding this to my regular soup making rotation.

greengee333's picture
5

This is very tasty thick soup. very easy to make, i used blue cheese
as we have lots left over from christmas.

velvetrose's picture

Made this today .... was fab. Most definetly top of my list.. a great winter warmer, aswell as being very tasty. I used a 1/4 tub of cream .. grated the cheese on top .. most definetly a big yum factor.

ciaragilmour's picture
5

I used Parmesan instead of Cheddar, and blitzed it into the soup at the end. It was delicious :-)

bluejay's picture
4

Made the soup without potato as I have to watch carbs (and cals). Added half the milk and grated lo-fat mature cheese and served crispy bacon bits and croutons on the side for the family. Went down a treat with everyone.

kimmi3uk's picture

I served this topped with crispy onions on the top, with the weather getting cooler it made a nice change for lunch in work.

jojo-jojo's picture
5

I love this soup. I make it with skimmed milk, add a pinch of white pepper and serve with a little bit of grated cheese in the middle of the bowl.

lynsey1980's picture
5

We love this recipe! So easy to make and always gets polished off. It's my 2 year olds fav! I also use grated cheese in it.

loufra's picture
5

used grated cheese, my dinner guests loved it. Making some tonight for my lunch guests tomorrow

mazzizapsycho's picture
5

I love this! I make it every year for bonfire night and drink it outside from cups while watching the fireworks. I now grate the cheese and stir through rather than using cubes on the top as I find them a bit intense by themself, and als found they sank to the bottom of the cup making it a bit difficult to 'drink'!

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