EASY, Creamy Cauliflower Soup that’s super healthy but doesn’t taste healthy (hint: YUM! Vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo and clean eating).
You will LOVE this Easy Cauliflower Soup! It’s super healthy but doesn’t taste like it! Happy Monday! Well, it’s a brand new week. Can’t say I’m too excited.
Do you ever have a really busy weekend and then finally sit down to relax on Sunday night just to realize your upcoming week is so super packed with things that you can’t even begin to think about it? #helpme #sendchocolate
We have 5th grade science fair AND cub scouts pinewood derby this week. How is that fair to have both in one week?! Seems to me like the boy scouts and the school should have cleared it before planning both things in the same week. 😉
Not to mention baseball practices, baseball games, dental and orthodontist appointments. Yeah, just shoot me now.
But it’s okay, because I have some freezer meals and this leftover Cauliflower Soup to eat all week. I just might make it through.
This soup is so tasty! I love cauliflower. I’m a fan of the texture and taste but I also love how inexpensive it is. This cauliflower soup is super cheap to make and is so healthy. It’s gluten free, vegetarian, clean and paleo. It hardly takes any time to make and makes a big pot full. Perfect soup for surviving a cold night. And a long week. 😉 Enjoy!
- 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 onion diced
- 1 head cauliflower diced
- 32 ounces vegetable broth
- 1 tsp. salt
- grated parmesan for serving if desired (do not add if making paleo)
- sliced green onions for serving if desired
- In a dutch oven pot (or heavy pot), heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and garlic. cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
- Add cut up cauliflower and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes until cauliflower is softened.
- Carefully pour entire contents of pot into blender (I use my Vitamix). Add salt.
- Carefully blend until smooth. Serve in bowls with grated parmesan cheese on top (if desired) and sliced green onions. Enjoy!
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Hidden Veggie Crock Pot Sloppy Joes
Healthy Brown Rice Bowl with Shrimp & Avocado
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Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl says
Love how easy this recipe is! I just bought a head of cauliflower this weekend and we’re iced in today, so this will be perfect. Can’t wait to try it!!
Jen @ Baked by an Introvert says
I love how easy this soup is, Jen. It’s perfect for those busy weeknight dinners!
Cauliflower soup is the best! It’s healthy but always creamy and so perfect for right now, as in, the winter of our discontent. Fabulous!
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
This soup looks perfect, Jen! I love how creamy and easy it is to whip up. Perfect for weeknight dinners!
Sam @ PancakeWarriors says
Jen I have yet to make cauliflower soup, this looks so easy and sounds yummy!! Perfect for a busy night too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates says
Yum! We are big soup fans in our house (mainly me because its so quick and easy). Pinned!
Andrea @ Chocolate & Sea Salt says
OOH I love how creamy and hearty this looks! I make soup at least once a week so we’ll definitely have to try this soon. Pinned 🙂
Thalia @ butter and brioche says
I love how little ingredients this soup requires.. and how easy it is to make. This is an ideal weeknight dinner.
Umm this might be a stupid question but so you use the whole cauliflower or just the florets? 🙂
Hi Bee! Not a stupid question at all. I took a head of cauliflower and cut it up into chunks and then cooked it. I hope you’ll try it! It’s crazy how much flavor it has.
The soup was AMAZING.
Looking forward to making it again.
Thanks for the recipe
YAY! I’m so glad you liked it!
Do you always eat it warm? Just curious because I’m looking for soups that I can take to lunch, and working on asmall job site we don’t have our microwave in yet.
Yeah I usually have it warm only because I’m weird and don’t like cold soup 😉 My husband on the other hand will eat soup straight from the can and doesn’t mind it cold! I think it would taste fine not warmed up! I hope you’ll give it a try!
You can heat it up at home and bring in a thermos to work. That’s what I do for my kids to take warm lunches to school.
Holy sodium, Batman! Any tips for reducing all that salt?
It’s actually not terribly high in sodium in comparison to other soups! Just use low-sodium broth and skip the parmesan cheese and it’ll reduce it.
This is a super easy, healthy and tasty soup! I made this for my toddler & husband for dinner and it was a hit. 🙂 I substituted the veggie stock with chicken stock since it was all I had on hand, but it did not affect the flavor negatively. Thanks for a great recipe!
I’m thrilled you and your family liked it, Laura! Thank you for the nice comment!
Will this soup still be good if frozen and thawed?
I’ve never tried freezing it but I bet it would be!
I had cauliflower going to waste in my fridge so I decided to look up a recipe to get it used. I’ll just say this; my father is addicted to the soup. I changed it up a bit because even though my family is ketogenic and low salt, we are not vegetarian. I used half chicken stock (unsalted) and half vegetable stock (normal organic), I added a bit of white pepper and I doubled up on the garlic. This soup is so rich and flavorful that I didn’t even try to do anything else to the soup. It was magic on its own. If anyone is looking for unsalted broth, Swanson sells unsalted chicken and Progresso (I think) sells low salt. If not, organic broths usually have less salt than regular and they are inexpensive.
LOVE this! Thank you for the awesome comment!
I love this soup! Healthy and flavorful! Any chance you’ve tried it in the instant pot?
I haven’t yet!
Ashton Garrison says
I made this soup tonight and it was so delicious!! I added cheese, bacon, and chives on top. My husband even liked it! I used an Emersion blender instead of our vitamix to eliminate clean up.
Great recipe and super easy!
Thanks for the comment, Ashton! I’m so glad you liked it! And the immersion blender is an awesome idea. I need to buy one of those!
Beth R says
Have made this 3 times already. Just did it with the orange colored cauliflower and it is a more appealing color I add rosemary, paprika, and onion powder as well. It is surprisingly filling.
Oh I love the thought of using colored cauliflower! So glad you guys liked it!
Tabitha Y Pon says
Thanks for this healthy and simple recipe. I added a can of garbanzo beans to get some extra protein too. It is super yummy!!!!
Ohh! Adding beans in a great idea! Thanks for the comment!
June Robbs says
Love all your soups that I’ve tried. Can the cauliflower be substituted with broccoli? Also do you use the whole cauliflower stem and all? Thanks