Mom's Excellent Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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  • salt to taste In a large stock pot, saute onion, garlic, celery, and carrots till tender.
  • Add stock or water to pan with potato cubes, cauliflower and banana pepper.
  • Bring to a boil and simmer for 20 minutes, or till vegetables are tender.
  • At this point, add seasonings, except salt. Taste for heat, and if ok, remove banana pepper now.
  • 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.
  • Now, add the cheese. I use 1-2 cups of Velveeta, and or sharp cheddar cheese shredded, and stir in until melted.
  • Now salt to taste and serve.
  • NOTES : If a banana pepper is unavailable, use crushed red pepper flakes.
  • I also add shredded sharp cheddar cheese with the Velveeta.
  • I also like the caraway flavor and add more than my Mom does.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Excellent recipe. Thanks for sharing
  4. I loved this soup and my family too! I think the dill and carway give it the best flavor ever! I give this 5 stars! Yummy!
  5. Exelent recipe!!! We love this soup! Thank you!


  1. This was definitely good. Didn't have the wow I was looking for but maybe that's because I didn't have the caraway. Next time I will puree some of the veggies like the other reviewers suggested to give a creamier texture. Used soy milk in place of evaporated and a vegan cheese spread in place of cheddar. Kids inhaled it though, and it was a very filling meal so I will make it again.



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