Calling for basic ingredients, today’s delicious and satisfying cauliflower soup recipe will provide you with a quick and healthy supper that’s packed with amazing flavors. Its earthy taste and creamy, velvety texture will surprise you!
Much like this Creamy Avocado Soup or this Broccoli Cheddar Soup, our cauliflower soup works well as a heart-warming appetizer, setting your palate up perfectly for the bold flavors of a main meal. However, with crusty bread on the side for dipping, it can also easily stand alone as a simple hearty brunch.
Is Cauliflower Soup Healthy?
Yes, it is.
Our cauliflower soup is packed full of wholesome, plant-based ingredients. It provides only 147 calories per serving, leaving plenty of room for you to tweak the recipe to your own dietary requirements.
Let’s explore these healthy ingredients.
Cauliflower’s earthy and nutty flavors lend the soup a depth of flavor, with extra support from the creamy base and the seasoning mix.
To ensure our cauliflower soup recipe is easy to make, no sophisticated prepping is required. Simply remove the cauliflower core, break off the florets, and par-boil what’s left.
The stovetop and the hand blender are now all you need to finish the job. After boiling, the cauliflower will have softened up nicely, so any hand blender or stand blender will easily whizz it to a silky smooth consistency.
Cream and cheese:
If you want to treat yourself with a dose of double creaminess, stir in an extra dollop or two of cream or creme fraiche. Feel free to make it even richer by stirring in some potatoes, or any kind of blended nuts that you fancy.
We’ve chosen crusty baguette slices as a dipper for our cauliflower soup. You could also try crusty garlic bread or dinner rolls.
Seasoning for Cauliflower Soup
First, you’ll need to caramelize onion, celery, garlic, and thyme in butter and olive oil to create a flavor base. The seasonings will then infuse with the cauliflower when everything is simmered in the unsalted chicken broth, whole milk, and heavy cream on the stove.
As for garnishing, to make it easy, just grab whatever you have on hand. Here are some ideas to get creative:
Top the soup with an aged, sharp cheese for added depth
Drop in a few dashes of hot sauce or a pinch of red pepper flakes for a shot of mild heat.
Simply sprinkle the soup with whatever garnishes you desire. Scallions, chives, or fresh parsley are all great options.
How Do You Thicken Cauliflower Soup?
Thickening soups is simple. You can either stir a roux of flour and butter or a slurry of cornstarch and water to the soup while it’s cooking on the stovetop.
The roux gravy should follow the ratio of 2 parts fat to 2 parts flour to 1 part water. For the cornstarch slurry, the ratio is 1 part flour to 2 parts water.
How Long Does Cauliflower Soup Keep in the Fridge?
Cauliflower soup is an ideal choice if you need to prepare some meals ahead. Properly stored in an airtight container, it can last up to 4 days in the fridge.
Unfortunately, due to having a dairy base of cream and milk, our cauliflower soup doesn’t freeze so well. Once defrosted, there’s a high chance our soup will lose its original beautiful velvety texture and become powdery, so it’s best to enjoy it hot, just minutes after cooking.
What to Serve With This Soup
Cauliflower soup is super versatile thanks to its ability to balance out the bold flavors of a sumptuous main dish. Consider using up any leftover cauliflower soup by pairing it with other dishes, such as:
Roasted veggies — butternut squash, potatoes, or Brussels sprouts.
A simple tossed green salad with honey mustard or lemon vinaigrette.
Calling for basic ingredients, today's delicious and satisfying cauliflower soup recipe will provide you with a quick and healthy supper that's packed with amazing flavors. Its earthy taste and creamy, velvety texture will surprise you!
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
Luna Regina is an accomplished writer and author who dedicates her career to empowering home cooks and making cooking effortless for everyone. She is the founder of HealthyKitchen101.com and HealthyRecipes101.com, where she works with her team to develop easy, nutritious recipes and help aspiring cooks choose the right kitchen appliances.
Lizzie Streit is a Minneapolis-based dietitian and founder of It’s a Veg World After All. She completed her MS in Human Nutrition from Drexel University, and is an expert in culinary nutrition, recipe development, and nutrition communications. Lizzie’s philosophy is centered around making nutrition recommendations, and especially the advice to eat more vegetables, approachable and realistic. She is excited to be working with the team at Healthy Recipes 101 to ensure that their recipes are both nutritious and delicious.