Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

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(98 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


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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  • knob of butter



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

  • 1 large onion, finely chopped



    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



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

  • 1 potato, peeled and cut into chunks



    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



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

  • 100g mature cheddar, diced


  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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2nd Jan, 2012
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 :)
2nd Jan, 2012
Follies the recipe and is lovely, really filling.
27th Dec, 2011
Did this but added some leftover spring greens and more old roast potatoes. Added some bacon to garnish. Kids loved it too.
14th Dec, 2011
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.
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12th Dec, 2011
10th Dec, 2011
Nice soup and I don't even like cauli
10th Dec, 2011
Really like this soup. Grated strong cheddar and stirred it into the soup. Very easy and made a tasty lunch. Used semi skimmed milk.
6th Nov, 2011
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.
28th Oct, 2011
A bit bland without the cheese but with a strong cheddar it is lovely!
22nd Oct, 2011
Really tasty and easy soup. Will definately make again! Excellent way to use up cauliflower!


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