Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

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(133 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 a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 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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16th Feb, 2013
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.
12th Feb, 2013
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
31st Jan, 2013
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 :(
23rd Jan, 2013
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 :)
10th Jan, 2013
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.
2nd Jan, 2013
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
17th Dec, 2012
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 :)
14th Dec, 2012
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.
14th Dec, 2012
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.
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20th Sep, 2012
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!


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