Cauliflower cheese soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

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(146 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…

  • 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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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!
20th Sep, 2012
I made this for my lunch and loved the consistency.It was slighty thick but that's what it made more scrummy, however my 18month old wouldnt touch it.
13th Sep, 2012
This soup is beautiful, I added some Ground Ginger with the onions which gave a nice depth and put some ground pepper on top when served will be a regular in my household especially with the cold nights coming in!
29th Jul, 2012
This was nice but like others have mentioned, it isn't the most flavoursome soup. I added twice as much cheddar, a couple of bay leaves while cooking (which I obviously removed before blending), lots of nutmeg, a little tarrogon, a hint of 3 stock cubes and some salt before it had some flavour! Added some crispy beef bacon into the bowls when serving as well.
25th Feb, 2012
Indeed a very nice and very easy soup!
15th Feb, 2012
Used half fat mature cheese and skimmed milk. Probably not as tasty as the full fat versions, but it ment I could still enjoy this soup without all the guilt, and it still tasted great. My 4 & 6 year old also enjoyed making this too.
9th Feb, 2012
We really didn't like this. It's like baby food but we do love creamy soups. :-(


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