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Cream of Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This loaded cream of cauliflower cheese soup is a healthy option that is full of flavor.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Cream of Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Ali Randall


  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 medium cauliflower, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • Crumbled bacon


  • In a soup pot over medium heat, melt the butter and sauté the onions and celery until tender, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and thyme and stir for another minute. Sprinkle in the flour and mix until it is well absorbed. Pour in the broth, milk and cauliflower and bring the soup to a boil.
  • Once the soup is boiling reduce the heat and simmer the soup for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally until the cauliflower has softened.
  • Remove the soup pot from the heat. Using an immersion blender, purée the soup until it is well blended. Add the cheddar cheese and a splash of milk if you desire a thinner consistency.
  • Top each bowl with additional shredded cheddar cheese and crispy crumbled bacon bits.


[Updated October 2018]