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Easy Cauliflower Cheese Soup

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This Cauliflower Cheese Soup couldn’t be easier! It’s creamy and delicious without heavy cream! To make it vegan, just use a vegan cheese substitute or nutritional yeast!

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It has been so damn cold here this winter, I don’t even want to go out of this house! I’m worried all of the below zero nights are going to affect my peach crop for next year, too!! Boohoo! 😟

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For this reason, all I want to do is stay inside and eat soup! I even send the boys to the grocery store! I love soup! Any kind of soup! Like this Carrot Soup, or this Mexican Turkey Soup. Or.. this delicious cauliflower soup!

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This soup is gluten free and easily made vegan by just substituting the cheese! It totally tastes like cauliflower au gratin without the hassle of making a bechamel!

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I hope you enjoyed the recipe today for Cauliflower Cheese Soup! What is your favorite soup? I can’t say as though I really have one! I love them all!

Enjoy! And have fun cooking!

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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

This Cauliflower Cheese Soup is gluten free! Easily made lactose free and vegan by swapping out the cheese for a vegan substitute!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Beth Neels
Cost: $4


  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 3 small carrots, finely diced
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1 small head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1 potato, diced
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 cup approximately, water
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1- 1 1/2 cup whole milk, lactose free milk, almond or cashew milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, or vegan substitute


  • Sauté carrot, celery and onion in large pot over medium heat until soft but not browned.
  • Add cauliflower and sauté a few more minutes.
  • Add potato, vegetable stock and spices. Cook for about 15 minutes, until vegetables are very tender.
  • Pureé with immersion blender or in a blender until desired smoothness.
  • Pour back into pot. Add milk and mix through. Allow milk to heat up. Then add cheese and stir to melt.
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Leftovers can be refrigerated for 3-4 days.
For longer storage, freeze in bags for 2 months.
Thaw completely in refrigerator.
Reheat in microwave 1-1.5 minutes.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 3640IU | Vitamin C: 39.6mg | Calcium: 274mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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  1. I love comforting soups like this in colder weather. It’s been ages since I made a cauliflower soup, but I actually have some just now so might have to be done. Like the other veg in in there too to round out the flavor.

  2. 5 stars
    What a nice comfy soup. Stir frying the vegetables first is a good idea. It add a gratin flavour. No, I am not replacing the cheese. Actually adding double dose

    1. Hehe! Whe I was severely lactose intolerant, that was what I missed the most!! Cheese! Glorious cheese! Thanks, Laura!!

  3. 5 stars
    What a fab sounding soup, I love cauliflower, probably my favourite winter veg…

    I should not worry about your peach crop, peaches and apricots are a huge crop in this part of the world and we regularly have daytime temperatures way below zero, you only need to worry if you have a cold snap after the blossom begins to open.

    1. That is true, Brian. We refer to peaches as precocious bloomers. But we have been below -15F which is about their limit for hardiness. Two years ago we got about 12 peaches off of 4 trees that last year produced bushels because we had terrible cold that year too. Thanks so much for your comment!

  4. I have to say I’m really starting to love cauliflower. It’s taken a long time but now I see it for its versatility. This soup looks like the perfect warming bowl of goodness!

  5. 5 stars
    Cauliflower and cheese is such a wonderful combination, I love how you made it to a creamy and comforting soup Binky! 🙂 Sounds absolutely fantastic!

  6. 5 stars
    I keep waiting for winter to actually arrive here! Fortunately, I enjoy soup even when it’s 80 degrees outside. Saving this for my next cauliflower delivery!

  7. Oh what a delicious soup! I’m amazed at how versatile cauliflower is. It’s become a new favorite in my home and I know the family would love this soup.

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