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Creamy, Garlicky Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

4 to 6 Servings

45 minutes 20 minutes active

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Cauliflower simmered until completely tender then pureed yields a luxe, velvety soup without any cream. A good dose of garlic and sharp cheddar cheese adds big flavor to the mild, subtly sweet vegetable. If you own an immersion blender and would like to puree the soup directly in the pot, do so after the cauliflower mixture has cooled for five minutes. Add all of the cheese to the pot, then blend; the texture will be a little less smooth than when processed in a conventional blender but the flavor still will be great.

4 to 6


45 minutes

20 minutes active


  • 2

    tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more to serve

  • 1

    large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced


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Keith G.
April 12, 2023
Holy Cauliflower!
This soup is amazing! The flavor was wonderfully garlicky and the you would swear that it is made with heavy cream based on the creamy texture. Super easy to make. The only variation I did was I substituted 4 wedges of laughing cow cheese for the 2 cups of white cheddar cheese to limit the calories. It’s an amazing recipe!
Carol G.
March 9, 2023
It freezes perfectly. I really like this soup!
Carol G.
February 15, 2023
Great Soup!
Wooster sauce is a great idea! We sprinkled Everything Bagel on top last night. Delish. An instant hit. I hope it freezes well. Individual portions for lunch! Yum
Leslie B.
April 13, 2023
Tasty soup
Very tasty and easy to make.
Burt C.
February 12, 2023
Very tasty
This is going in the rotation for great, warming soups for winter. Loved it. I added a couple of dashes of Worcestershire sauce and was very happy!