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Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe is perfect for those colder days. Only a handful of ingredients needed and easy enough to make on any weeknight. Creamy, comforting and delicious! 
Course Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Cauliflower Soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 342kcal
Author Lauren


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion diced
  • 6 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 4 cups chicken stock or vegetable broth
  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 cup cream or half & half


  • Wash head of cauliflower, remove outer leaves and chop into florets.
    cauliflower florets on cutting board
  • In a large pot, heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Saute onions until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. 
    onions, butter and flour in pot
  • Sprinkle flour over onions and stir to create a paste. Cook 2 minutes. 
    flour sprinkled on onions
  • Slowly whisk in chicken stock and increase heat to high. Soup should thicken slightly.
    pouring in chicken stock
  • Stir in cauliflower, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Simmer lightly with the lid cracked for 20-25 minutes or until cauliflower is soft. 
    adding bay leaf to pot
  • Reduce heat to low, remove bay leaf, stir in cream and adjust seasonings to your taste. Top with parsley if desired.
    pot of finished cauliflower soup


Calories: 342kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 661mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg