I think my cauliflower was around 12 ounces after trimming, and I needed to add some additional broth! I liked everything about the soup, except for the smoky flavor from the bacon. This suprised me, as I had anticipated liking it very much. Mind, I'm looking forward to eating the leftover soup for lunch, but next time, I will cook the bacon separately and use it as a garnish - I think that would work better for us. Otherwise, the taste and texture of the soup is very good.