Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

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(99 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

    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

    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

    Cauliflower

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

  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks
    Potato

    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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maggiebleksley
24th Jun, 2016
5.05
Great for a light lunch. Didn't have quite enough cauliflower, so I added some celeriac. This gave it a lovely flavour and I think I'll add it to the ingredients whenever I can.
Leahmichaela
8th Mar, 2016
5.05
Easy and yummy! Even just using some left over grated cheese it works fine!
jessiquaquaqua
8th Jan, 2016
I'd forgotten all about this recipe! I've made it several times in the past and it is so exciting finding a tangy bit of cheddar in your cauliflower soup! Low calorie, highly in fibre and vitamin C. Love it.
kayclemwistow
27th Jul, 2015
5.05
Lovely soup, easy to make, definitely recommend.
levislevis
5th Feb, 2015
5.05
Lovely soup, have made several times and even with variations to the original recipe. Tried with adding cumin, coriander powder and always add fresh chilli whole which works well. Also tried subsituting with almond milk and its lovely (creamy and soup doesn't have almond taste, great since i'm not keen but trying to reduce dairy intake).
SammieL
11th Dec, 2014
5.05
OMG. Make this in the slow cooker over night. Its gorgeous. Best soup I have done from this site so far
Barbora Briss
23rd Nov, 2014
5.05
delicious!
sassles
20th Nov, 2014
3.8
Made this for first time today. I used the soup 'trinity' of carrot, celery & onion - also added 2 cloves garlic 2tsp Dijon mustard, more cheddar and some parmesan. I would add more cheese and more mustard next time for this large volume. Didn't use milk at all - replaced it with water. Very nice indeed.
lingpea
18th Nov, 2014
5.05
Yummy yummy yummy! Made this on the weekend for my whole family and all the kids and adults loved it. Served the soup in mugs with croutons and cheese. Would definitely make this again.
tuxette
30th Oct, 2014
This is an insanely easy recipe, perfect for busy parents, tasty for kids (at least for mine, 3.5 and 1.5 years). You can also do it half cauliflower, half broccoli. For those with some extra time, roast the cauliflower first.

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Issy33
30th Nov, 2015
5.05
Great tasty soup really quick and easy to make. Thanks to other comments I added half a green chilli , teaspoon of mustard powder and changed the cheddar for Parmesan to reduce the amount cheese