Easy Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe | DFM

Easy Cauliflower Cheddar Soup


20 min.


40 min.

Serving Size

6-8 servings


  • 9 cups (2.25 L) chopped cauliflower (about 2 lbs/1kg)
  • 2 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) minced garlic
  • pepper
  • 2 cups (500 mL) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) water
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) milk
  • ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt (approx.)


1. In a large pot, combine cauliflower, celery, onion, potatoes, garlic, pepper to taste, chicken broth and water; cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and boil gently for 15 to 20 min or until vegetables are soft.
2. Whisk flour into milk; pour into a pot with nutmeg to taste. Cook, stirring, for about 3 min or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat.
3. Using an immersion blender or transferring in batches to an upright blender, purée until smooth.
4. Return to pot, if necessary. Heat over medium heat, stirring often, for about 5 min or until bubbling. Remove from heat and stir in 1 cup (250 mL) of the cheese until melted. Season with pepper and up to 1/4 tsp (1 mL) salt. Ladle into warm bowls and sprinkle with remaining cheese.


Recipe and photo are provided by Dairy Farmers of Canada. For more recipe ideas, visit dairygoodness.ca


  • To save time, you can often buy pre-cut cauliflower in bags in the produce department of the supermarket.
  • Variation: Add 1 to 2 large carrots, chopped, with the cauliflower in step 1. Use a Canadian Sharp or Extra-Sharp Cheddar cheese, or use Canadian Gouda or Swiss cheese instead of the Cheddar.