Adam's Favorite Creamy-Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Total Time
Prep 35 mins
Cook 0 mins

I use a large head of cauliflower because Adam thinks that this is the main course as well as appetizer and bed time snack. Normal people would only use about 3 cups of flowerettes (1/2 large head), if you cut back the cauliflower you may want to adjust the stock slightly. Serve this with warm buns.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break the cauliflower down into small flowerettes, chop some of the stems up into bite size pieces.
  2. Set the stock on the stove to boil.
  3. Add the chopped onions to the broth and season with salt and pepper. Let this boil until the onions are transparent.
  4. Add the cauliflower flowerettes and turn the heat down to a simmer. Cover the pot and keep at a simmer.
  5. Meanwhile, make a roux of the flour and butter over medium-low heat. Cook this while whisking until the flour slightly changes color (whisk constantly so it doesn't burn, and make sure it doesn't burn).
  6. Add the cream slowly, whisking in between each addition so that the lumps come out and the roux stays smooth. This mixture should always come back to a boil once the milk has been stirred in well, if it doesn't, turn the heat up!
  7. When all the cream has been added and the roux is thick and smooth (about the consistency of thick pudding) add it to the soup.
  8. Stir the soup well to incorporate the cream, and keep stirring until it comes up to a boil.
  9. Add the cheese, turn the heat down to low, cover and bring to a slow boil. Stir frequently so it doesn't burn on the bottom.


Most Helpful

This was very simple and tasty. The flavor was great...good filling soup for winter!

taraluvsspicy82 January 25, 2012

Made this for Let's P-A-R-T-Y tag game December 2010...fabulous. I followed the directions completely only cutting it in half for DH and myself and I used sharp cheddar cheese. Definately a keeper and going into my Favorites of 2010. Thank you.

mama smurf December 20, 2010

I made mine with 3 cups of milk and 1/2 cup of butter instead of cream. My husband LOVED it....and he is an incredibly picky eater. Thank you so much for the recipe!!

johnandkimberlywright March 21, 2010

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