As we’re approaching the coldest months of the year, there’s nothing better than snuggling up in the evening with a huge bowl of soup. For a hearty and creamy soup, I love making my own cauliflower soup at home, and it’s perfect for creating a large batch when I want to meal prep at the start of the week. I was excited to find out that there are so many variations of cauliflower soup recipes, so you’ll never have to use the same plain recipe over and over again. Today I’m going to share with you fifteen different cauliflower soup recipes, which I hope will keep you warm and satisfied this winter.
Simple and delicious Cauliflower Soup Recipes
1. Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
When you are craving a rich and creamy soup, try out this roasted cauliflower soup from Cookie + Kate. As long as you have a cauliflower head in your fridge already, the rest of the ingredients for this soup are very basic, and you’ll probably already have them in your kitchen. It’s the ideal recipe for serving alongside a salad or sandwich and will complement other popular winter flavors well. The great thing about this recipe is that it’s naturally gluten-free, and if you are catering to anyone on a vegan or dairy-free diet, you can simply replace the butter in the recipe with cashew nuts.
2. Low Carb Cauliflower Soup
Cafe Delites shares this healthy low-carb soup recipe that is the perfect substitute for potato soup for anyone on a low-carb diet. You’ll blend the cauliflower together with cream to create a delicious soup, which can then be topped with chives, cheese, and bacon if you are a meat-eater. It’s a great recipe for meal prepping, and when reheated, it tastes just as good as the first taste. For added flavor, make sure you season the dish with various herbs such as parsley, rosemary, and thyme. Remember, when you are roasting your cauliflower for this dish, the deeper the color it turns, the more flavor you’ll experience in the soup.
3. Curried Cauliflower Soup
If you are looking for extra flavor in your soup, try out this curried cauliflower soup from Simply Delicious. This soup is so simple to create, yet the flavor delivers fantastic results that your whole family will enjoy, and it’s an excellent dish to serve on a cold evening. You’ll start by covering your cauliflower with oil and spices, before roasting it in the oven. After cooking all of your ingredients together, you’ll simply blend everything to create the perfect creamy meal. If you like a really silky soup, make sure you add coconut cream to finish for an even smoother serving.
4. Golden Cauliflower Soup Recipe
For a delicious vegan cauliflower soup recipe, try this soup from A Couple Cooks. Its golden color is thanks to the addition of ginger and turmeric in the recipe, and it’s a quick and easy soup to make. Once you’ve roasted your cauliflower, you’ll combine it with the other ingredients in the pan before blending everything together in an immersion blender. To garnish your soup before serving, I’d recommend adding bits of roasted cauliflower, green onion, or a generous drizzle of olive oil.
5. Roasted Cauliflower and Coconut Soup
I absolutely love adding coconut to soups, as it perfectly complements the vegetables and creates an even creamier texture. This recipe from Jamie Oliver uses reduced-fat coconut milk to create a lightly spiced and creamy soup that’s rich enough to enjoy as a filling meal on any night of the week. It’s super easy to cook and requires minimal skill or attention in the kitchen. To serve, add a sprinkle of coconut flakes on the top and a drizzle of chili oil for a little kick. I love to serve this soup with a massive chunk of crusty bread, and it will be a filling and substantial enough dish when you aren’t feeling energetic enough to cook a full dinner.
6. Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup
A Spicy Perspective shares this soup recipe which would be ideal for Saint Patrick’s Day! It has a rich and smooth texture and is incredibly easy to make. The recipe combines cauliflower, leeks, potato, and Irish cheese for a hearty dish that is a complete meal in itself. For best results, I suggest using Irish butter in this recipe, as it adds an extra flavor in comparison to using regular butter.
7. Watercress-Cauliflower Soup
Watercress and cauliflower may not be a blend you expected to see on this list, but trust me, this recipe from Martha Stewart is just delicious. It requires minimal ingredients to make, and the addition of pepper in the dish adds even more flavor to the watercress and cauliflower combination. This recipe creates a bright and vibrant green soup which will make the perfect addition to your next family dinner.
8. Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Cumin
If you are looking for a spicy and curry-inspired soup, try this roasted cauliflower soup with cumin from Food & Wine. This soup uses cumin seeds and curry powder to create an intense flavor, which can be adjusted to suit your preferences. In total, this recipe takes one hour to create, but you will only need about twenty-five minutes of hands-on time in the kitchen. You’ll make four to six portions, so it’s ideal for cooking at the beginning of the week and reheating when you need a quick and easy dinner.
9. Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Great British Chefs shares a liquid soup version of the classic comfort food dish, which will still give you the same comforting and warming feeling. You’ll simmer the dish in milk to give it a creamy texture, and add cheddar and parmesan for the cheesy flavor. For best results, you can add a little more texture and crunch to the dish by topping your soup with a few croutons before serving. You can even make this soup suitable for vegetarians by simply tweaking a couple of the ingredients.
10. Cauliflower Soup with Bacon
When you are looking to still enjoy a little bit of meat with your soup, try out this recipe from Bon Appetit. You’ll use slices of thick-cut bacon to create a crunchy topping for this creamy dish which will provide the perfect contrast to the texture of the soup. The addition of hazelnuts in this recipe creates a rich flavor, and your family will feel like they are dining in a restaurant in the comfort of their own home.
11. Spiced Carrot Cauliflower Soup
This soup recipe from Epicurious combines two classic winter soup flavors in one dish. This recipe requires just ten minutes of active time in the kitchen and a total of thirty minutes to create six to eight portions. In order to add the spiced element to this dish, you’ll simply add curry powder, ground cinnamon, and garam masala into the soup. The great thing about this recipe is that you can simply adjust the quantities to meet your needs and spice level preferences.
12. Spinach and Roasted Cauliflower Soup with Leeks
For a quick and easy low-carb dish, try out this recipe from Salad Menu, which combines spinach, leeks, and cauliflower to create a hearty soup. This recipe is made with chicken stock or broth, but to make this recipe vegan, just switch this out for vegetable stock. Make sure you use fresh spinach for the best results, and with your leeks, you can use the white and light green parts of the vegetable.
13. Cauliflower Soup with Caramelized Apples and Hazelnuts
For a sophisticated soup that would make the perfect winter dinner party appetizer, consider this soup from Vegetarian Times. You’ll enjoy a thick soup thanks to the pureed cauliflower, which is complemented by the toasted hazelnuts, parsley, and caramelized apples. To save you time in the kitchen on the day of your party, prepare the soup a day or two in advance, and simply add the apples and nuts before serving.
14. 10 Minute Creamy Cauliflower Soup
While I absolutely adore cauliflower soup, sometimes it can take a little while to prepare, which is why I love this recipe from Super Healthy Kids. Not only is the recipe quick and easy to follow, but it also creates a soup that the whole family is sure to enjoy while still providing everyone with a dose of Vitamins C, K and B, and a fiber-rich dinner. You’ll simply steam the cauliflower before blending the ingredients together to create the soup.
15. Broccoli Cauliflower Soup
Eat Well 101 shares this healthy and nutritious soup that will take you just fifteen minutes in the kitchen to prepare. The recipe is paleo, low carb, Whole30, and gluten-free friendly, so it’s suitable for a wide range of dietary requirements. You’ll enjoy the cheesy broccoli and cauliflower flavors that this dish offers, and it’s best served with a sprinkling of parmesan and fresh parsley on top.
As you can see, cauliflower soup is far from a boring recipe choice for a cold winter’s night, with so many different variations of the basic recipe to choose from. Next time you are looking for a hearty but quick dinner, try out one of these recipes, and you’ll soon have a new favorite to add to your soup rotation. Cauliflower soup is a great way to provide your family with a nutritious meal and is best served with a chunk of crusty bread on the side.