Mom's Excellent Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. salt to taste In a large stock pot, saute onion, garlic, celery, and carrots till tender.
  2. Add stock or water to pan with potato cubes, cauliflower and banana pepper.
  3. Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or till vegetables are tender.
  4. At this point, add seasonings, except salt. Taste for heat, and if ok, remove banana pepper now.
  5. If you like it hotter, leave till desired heat is achieved, remembering that reheating the soup will make it hotter each time. Next, add the milk and heat to a slow simmer.
  6. Now, add the cheese. I use 1-2 cups of Velveeta, and or sharp cheddar cheese shredded, and stir in until melted.
  7. Now salt to taste and serve.
  8. NOTES : If a banana pepper is unavailable, use crushed red pepper flakes.
  9. I also add shredded sharp cheddar cheese with the Velveeta.
  10. I also like the caraway flavor and add more than my Mom does.
Most Helpful

This is a very nice soup, and doesn't take long to make....about 50 minutes from begining to end, because of preparing the ingredients. I did not have the banana pepper or the red pepper flakes, so I used Tobasco sauce....just a bit, because I don't like too much heat. The next time I make it though...I think I will double the recipe, because it tastes even better the next day! I also used about twice the amount of caraway seed. It is what really makes this soup, I think. I also used a potato masher to mash up some of the ingredients before serving. Cathy in Ontario.

Cathy in Ontario May 18, 2002

Perfect for a cold, wet, dreary day. I didn't tell anyone what kind of soup it was because I knew I would see some turned up nosed at the mention of cauliflower. Everyone seemed to like it. The only thing I may do differently is to chop the veggies smaller, or use a hand mixer or potato masher to it before serving

whtbxrmom October 16, 2014

Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing

gpconlon January 19, 2012