Cream of Cauliflower Soup

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Cream of Cauliflower Soup is a simple 30 minute soup perfect for lunch or a light dinner meal. We serve this creamy soup when company’s coming or just for a Saturday afternoon.

Add in a side of crusty bread for dipping or some 30 Minute Dinner Rolls and a fresh crisp Italian Salad.

Cauliflower is the perfect veggie, it’s versatile and mild in flavor making it perfect for Cauliflower Mashed Potatoes or even for creating a low-carb cauliflower fried rice. It makes a great base for this mild soup recipe and is perfect paired with cream and cheeses if you’d like!

This recipe is relatively healthy and the lack of flour or starches keeps this cream of cauliflower soup keto friendly and low carb!

How to Make Cream of Cauliflower Soup

There really isn’t a lot to creating the perfect cream of cauliflower soup recipe. Simply chop the cauliflower into bite sized pieces, add seasonings and let it simmer until tender. Blend and add a bit of cream.

I sometimes add cheese to this soup, both sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese work well. Remember to add the cheese at the end, once the soup is ready to serve. Cooking cheese over a high temperature can cause it to separate or become grainy. It will melt in if the soup is hot once you remove the soup from the stove.

Cream of cauliflower soup with fresh cauliflower

Blending Cauliflower Soup

Just like Roasted Cauliflower Soup, this cream of cauliflower soup is blended to a smooth consistency. I use a hand blender to make it smooth (and save on washing dishes) but you can also transfer it to a regular blender. If using a regular blender, be sure that the lid isn’t on tight as the steam and cause the blender to burst open.

For more texture remove some of the cauliflower and chop it. Blend the soup to desired consistency and once blended, add the chopped cauliflower back into the soup.

Can You Freeze Cream of Cauliflower Soup

This soup does freeze well. We place it in single serve freezer bags and label. To serve, defrost in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in a saucepan over medium heat until warm.

Ladling Cream of cauliflower soup in a pot

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Review Recipe

Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine American
A silky smooth cauliflower soup for the perfect lunch or starter.


  • 1 small onion diced
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 cups fresh cauliflower
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh parmesan cheese grated, optional

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  1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion and celery until tender (do not brown).

  2. Add cauliflower, broth and seasonings. Simmer uncovered 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally until cauliflower is tender.

  3. Blend using a hand blender until smooth. Add heavy cream and simmer an additional 8-10 minutes or until thickened.

  4. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Stir in parmesan cheese if using.

Recipe Notes

Note: For a chunky texture, remove 1 cup of cauliflower before blending and coarsely chop.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 276, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 76mg, Sodium: 919mg, Potassium: 812mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 5g, Protein: 6g, Vitamin A: 955%, Vitamin C: 111%, Calcium: 94%, Iron: 1.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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  1. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it and I was not one bit disappointed. This was beyond delicious and I will certainly include it in my rotation of favorite soup recipies. Thank you very much, Holly!

  2. Just finished making this-a bit time consuming, but So worth it. My house smells like Heaven. Forgot to get parm, but subbed Gouda, and it seems like a win. Made for lunch tomorrow, but my hubs is badgering to eat after dinner, haha!!

  3. Cream of cauliflower soup was a lot of work and not very good…waste of time. Not very much taste and certainly not a cauliflower taste.

    1. I agree, cream of cauliflower soup is a mild flavored soup. Sorry that you didn’t enjoy it as we do. Thank you for trying it Jim.

  4. Looks so good! I love soups but can’t eat the ones made using chicken broth and some beef broths. I know it’s a pain but can these soups be made without them using something else? Thank you.

    1. Any broth (veggie broth) or homemade broth or stock should work just fine in this recipe. Changing the broth will change the flavor a bit but it should still work just fine!