Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
A creamy cheesy cauliflower soup made with fresh cauliflower, cream, sharp cheddar cheese, and bacon. A velvety smooth cream of cauliflower soup will become a winter staple in your home!
It's officially soup season and I couldn't be happier about it. I love stocking my fridge with all kinds of soups since they are the easiest thing to heat up for a quick, nourishing lunch. The lows are actually going to dip into the 30's this weekend so soup is on the menu all weekend long!
I have been a fan of the restaurant, Zuppa's, for years and their Wisconsin Cheddar Cauliflower Soup. Since I don't visit there as often as I would like to and indulge in their cream of cauliflower soup, I needed to create my own version at home.
This Cheesy Cauliflower Soup is made with fresh cauliflower, cream, spices, and chicken broth for extra flavor. This has become my new favorite soup. It is such a creamy cauliflower soup with sharp cheddar cheese to give it a creamy flavor. A touch of stone ground mustard gives it a kick. Top it with bacon to really put it over the top!
How to make the Best Cheesy Cauliflower Soup:
- Start by sauteeing onion with butter to soften and bring out the flavor of the onion. Add garlic and cauliflower and saute for several minutes. Add chicken broth and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender. Carefully puree the soup by using an immersion blender or place it in a blender. It will be hot so make sure to vent the top.
- Make a cream base roux but heating up butter and a small amount of flour (or cornstarch). Add half-n-half, milk, and spices and let it thicken.
- Add cream base to cauliflower puree and season to taste. Add cheese and let it melt until it is velvety smooth. Serve with crispy bacon and sharp cheddar cheese.
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This is some good!!! Thanks for the recipe. It was gobbled down in no time. Will be making this again and again
So, I made this cheesy cauliflower soup and it is amazing. I used cornstarch instead of flower for thickening. I also topped with fresh crispy bacon and green onions. This is definitely a comfort food. Love it!
SO good! I love the Zuppa's version, but this is even better!