Cauliflower and cheese are a match made in heaven. Serve this soup with crusty bread for a satisfying lunch.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large pot, melt butter over medium. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook until just beginning to brown, 12 minutes. Add broth and 1 cup water; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is very tender, 20 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl.

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  • In batches, fill a blender halfway with mixture and puree until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids). Return pureed soup to pot and add more broth or water for a thinner consistency, if desired. Heat over medium until warmed through; add cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with cayenne.

Cook's Notes

To store, let soup cool completely, then refrigerate in an airtight container, up to 2 days.

Reviews (7)

133 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 48
  • 3 star values: 34
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 6
Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2018
I love this soup and so does my husband. I really start craving it in the Fall. So few ingredients and very easy to make. The cayenne really adds so much to it.
Rating: 1 stars
10/27/2017
I don't know what happened. Everything was fine, until the end.When I added the cheese, it melted but did not blend at all. It was suspended in globs, and stuck to the spoon. The soup was fine, but the cheese globs were tough and chewy, like cheese bubble gum!
Rating: Unrated
02/05/2017
Guys I am presently living in greece n people here just don't know what they are missing with this velvet soups which I love. Well I made it n it was really great. Used 3 small heads of cauliflower, 5 cups of chicken broth and I needed not 20 but 40 minutes for the cauliflower to cook. This might be cause here they are fresh. Also I thought the whole house would smell like a f... But amazingly enough it didn't. Ohhh I also used 1 big n 1 small red onion passed through the blender. THANKS
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2016
This is awesome! If you have an emulsifier..... use that instead of a blender. I used a half of stick of cream cheese instead of the recommended cheese... after emulsifying for a good five minutes or so, this tastes like a creamy fatty soup..... as in amazing and it's for the most part "totally healthy" This is a keeper and SO EASY to make
Rating: Unrated
12/15/2013
This is a delicious, fairly healthy and simple recipe. I've made it for my boyfriend and sister, and they both really liked it (and would be honest with me if they didn't). The taste of the cauliflower is not very strong, and the bit that their is compliments the cheese very well. I make it with a little less water than it calls for and it definitely has plenty of flavor with the cayenne and sharp cheese. Make sure you add a fair amount of pepper. Overall, I'll be making this many more times.
Rating: Unrated
12/15/2013
I was very disappointed with this recipe. I even used 8 oz of cheddar instead of the 5 1/2 required in the recipe and added 1/2 cup grated romano but it was still bland. The 4 cups of broth along with the 1 cup of water is too much liquid and it thins it out from the start. I would eliminate the cup of water as you can always thin it out later. Definately needs more cheese and less liquid - also some garlic would not hurt.
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2013
I made this for a large holiday meal, and we told everyone that it was potato-cheddar soup so that they would try it. We had requests for seconds. After everyone had raved, we revealed that there was not a single potato in it. People were astonished. It really is a great, and easy, soup. I used vegetable broth to make it vegetarian.