A healthier version of potato soup, enjoy Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup, pureed to a creamy style soup or served as a chunkier-style!

Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup, topped with cheese and cilantro

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Friends, what I love about this soup is that it’s made with white cheddar cheese. I sooo love the flavor, and I hope you will as well.

Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup

I’m sort of obsessed with cauliflower lately, I do not know why! Here are a few of my other favorite cauliflower recipes: Moroccan Lentil Cauliflower Soup, Turmeric Roasted Cauliflower, Mashed Sweet Potato Cauliflower recipe.

Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup with grated cheese on top

Ingredients for Cauliflower Soup

  • Butter
  • Sweet white onion
  • Head of cauliflower
  • Chicken broth, or vegetable for Vegetarian
  • Sharp white cheddar (I use Tillamook)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cilantro

bowl of Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup

Make a pot, and serve it to a few friends for lunch! That is what I did recently!

It’s a potato version, only served with cauliflower!

4 bowls of Cauliflower White Soup

Mix gratitude and hospitality

When we are open to gratitude and hospitality, we see clearly and perfectly how much good there is in our lives. Gratitude helps affirm this, and with hospitality, you can’t help but feel this.

When we can look at our lives–what we’ve been given, our friends, our work, our family situations–and focus on what is right, we experience gratitude.

Mix gratitude and hospitality together and we truly cultivate beautiful memories in our own hearts, and in the hearts of others. The expression of love and and the attitude of “what’s mine is yours”–those are what make people feel welcome!

Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup with melted cheese on top

Mix in a delicious meal, which can be as simple as a bowl of soup, and good conversation, and a gift is given right there. 

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Enjoy this soup recipe, and remember when you are pureeing soup (if it’s slightly hot), do not put the lid on top of the blender. I usually lay a paper towel on top, and this method works perfectly!

You can do a quick puree for chunky-style, or you can puree it longer for a creamy-style soup!


Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup with melted cheese on top
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Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup

This Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup can be pureed to an either creamy or chunkier-style soup!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 4
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  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 large sweet onion, diced
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 4 cups chicken broth, or vegetable for Vegetarian, plus more if desired
  • 5 1/2 ounces sharp white cheddar, grated (1 1/2 cups) (I use Tillamook)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
  • Cilantro, chopped (optional)


  • In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8 minutes. Add cauliflower and cook until just beginning to brown, for 12 minutes.
  • Add broth and 1 cup water; bring to a boil over high. Reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is very tender, 20 minutes. Allow to slightly cool.
  • In several batches, fill a blender (I use a VitaMix) halfway with mixture and puree until smooth (use caution when blending hot liquids).
  • Return pureed soup to the original pot, and add more broth or water if you want a thinner consistency.
  • Heat over medium until warmed through; add cheese and stir until melted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with cayenne.
  • Garnish with cilantro (optional), and serve!


originally posted FEB 2016
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Cauliflower White Cheese Soup