Cauliflower White Cheddar Cheese Soup can be pureed to a creamy or chunkier-style soup!
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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 Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4


  • 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!