Soups | October 5, 2017

Creamy Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

This cheddar cauliflower soup one of my favorite of all time. The thing is, is that is come from a restaurant in another state far away from me, and it has become so popular in that state, in that restaurant, that it’s way over priced! I can’t bring myself to even go there and buy it in its tiny bowl any more.

Creamy Cheddar Cauliflower Soup topped with cheddar, baguette slices inside bowl of soup

Despite all the copy-cat recipes for Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, I haven’t made one and thought- “YES! that is it,” until I made my own adjustments. In all honestly maybe I have just forgotten their soup over the years and reinvented my own. Maybe my own doesn’t taste like Zupas but tastes BETTER than Zupas. Thats what I’d like to think. That’s what my husband tells me :)

overhead shot of pot with creamy cauliflower soup, two served bowls to the side and fresh baguette to the side
Honestly the soup is ridiculously easy. You steam a few veggies, Blend, melt some cheese and serve. But it’s luxurious taste would lead you to think otherwise….Let me show you HOW easy it is.

How to make Cheddar Cauliflower Soup

Here below is your ingredients list. It’s pretty simple. My biggest tip is use good flavorful broth (I recommend bullion like knorrs chicken, or bone broth) and SHARP cheddar cheese.

cauliflower head, onion, different c heeses, butter. ingredients for making the recipe

My second tip is: NEVER BOIL after the milk has been added. You will need to bring the temp back up and simmer the cauliflower for about 10-15 min to let the cauliflower soften and cook. But do not let that milk boil.

Overhead shot cauliflower soup with cauliflower chunks

Third: BLEND! blend it so its nice creamy.

cauliflower in blender

Stir in all the cheeses and dish it out immediately! I love to serve it with a fresh baguette and more cheese on top. The beautiful think about this soup is it is so filling. A green salad, a small piece of bread and this soup will have your tummy so full and satisfied. 

overhead shot of Creamy Cheddar Cauliflower Soup with fresh baguette on the side

I also love that has a full head of cauliflower in it, and my kids are none the wiser. Sharp cheddar paired with the milk and cauliflower gives it a nice cheesy mild cheddar flavor and my kids feel like they are dipping their bread in fondue not veggies.

Overhead shot of a bowl of creamy soup topped with cheddar and with small baguette slices in bowl

I will also add I LOVE my enamelware dishes. LOVE them. They clean up so easily. My particular set if from Crow Canyon Home. I will link all the pieces here so you can get yourself a set too!

Watch this video to see just exactly how to make the soup! So easy right?

Looking for some other easy soups! Pressure cooker?! Slow-cooker, Blender style like this one! we have many.

5 from 1 vote
Creamy Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A creamy cauliflower soup that will fool the pickiest of eaters. 

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheddar cauliflower soup, creamy soup
Servings: 6
Calories: 332 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 small onion
  • 4 TBS butter
  • 3 T Flour
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 head of cauliflower cut up
  • 1 tsp honey dijon mustard
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups SHARP cheddar cheese
  • 1 can chicken or veggie broth
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  1. Roughly chop onions, and in butter sauté the onion and garlic till onions are starting to get tender. Add flour, and let bubble for 1 minute.
  2. Slowly add milk and broth. Stir in mustard.
  3. Add Cauliflower and let simmer for 10-15 minutes until cauliflower is tender.
  4. Blend in blender, still smooth and return to plan.
  5. On med-low heat add cheese and allow to slowly melt.
  6. Serve immediately with french bread.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cheddar Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving (2 cups)
Calories 332 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 482mg21%
Potassium 232mg7%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 810IU16%
Vitamin C 10.2mg12%
Calcium 474mg47%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. I love cauliflower soup – it tastes great and is so easy to make. I really like your twist on it and will try it with different colored cauliflower (I’d love to make it with purple cauliflower!).

  2. Do you use cottage cheese in this recipe? It looks like you are in the picture but it’s not listed on the ingredient list.