There is something so filling and elegant about ROASTED CAULIFLOWER CHEDDAR SOUP! Because the cauliflower is roasted it lend a little sweetness and that wonderful taste of browned food to the mix! This is company worthy soup! But don’t just make if for your guests, it’s easy enough to make on a week night! Serve with crusty bread, cheese and some seasonal fruit and you have a delicious and hearty meal! We like it so much here at StoneGable that I make a double batch and freeze the rest. Let’s get cooking!




5 from 1 vote


A delicious, elegant, creamy soup. Rich with warm flavors. Company worthy but easy enough to make on a week night!
Print Recipe


  • 1 large head fresh cauliflower washed and cut into florets
  • 2 large garlic cloves peeled
  • 4 TBS olive oil divided
  • 1 large onion peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 2 1/2 cups cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Put cauliflower and garlic on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with 3 TBS olive oil, salt and pepper. Toss. Roast for 30 minutes. Tips of the cauliflower will be brown.
  • Heat 1 TBS olive oil in a Dutch Oven or large pot over medium heat. Add onions and cook for about 4 minutes until translucent, stirring occasionally. Add thyme and stir.
  • Put the roasted cauliflower, garlic and any oil from the pan into the Dutch Oven. Add 3 cups chicken stock and bring to a simmer for 10 minutes. Take the pot off the heat and blend the cauliflower until creamy with a stick blender.(Or use a blender and blend in batches and return to pot).
  • Add cheese and let it melt into the cauliflower. Add heavy cream and stir to incorporate. Simmer on low until hot.
  • Add a drizzle of olive oil on top of each bowl of soup to finish . Additional cauliflower can be roasted and then chopped for the top of each soup bowl.
Author: From StoneGable's Kitchen
 I hope you like my new recipe cards!

You may want to save this yummy soup to your RECIPE or FOOD Pinterest board. You can follow me on Pinterest HERE and see what I’m pinning!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. You know, I have never been a huge fan of cauliflower but this looks so good I want to give it a try again! I have never been so excited to buy veggies! I love how easy the recipe is!

  2. This is a perfect dish to serve at a dinner party instead of the typical Fall chili. Can’t wait to surprise my guests!

  3. You make even the simplest of soups look elegant with your staging and photography. It looks so delicious! We have our long Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada this week. I always make a pot of butternut squash soup, but think I’ll try this instead!

  4. NUM! We eat roasted cauliflower at lease once a week…wish I had discovered that when my boys were young. When they are home from college it is one of their first requests.

    Can’t wait to surprise them with their fav vegie in this wonderful looking soup.

  5. Cool weather is here in Missouri and I’m in the mood for soups! I’ve saved this one and am making it next week. It sounds heavenly!! Thanks so much for sharing it!

  6. Yvonne, I’m definitely pinning this soup recipe. I used to make a similar soup years ago but have not made it in ages. So glad you posted this as we have cauliflower growing in the garden! Can’t wait until it’s ready so that I can make this!

  7. We are finally getting a little nip in the air and there is nothing I love more in the fall than soup…can’t wait to try this!!!

  8. I have made this, but had not thought of roasting the cauliflower before making the soup. I will be borrowing this tip. I like making a big pot and then freezing it in two portion size. It makes for a quick lunch for company or for family. Your presentation alone makes me hungry.


  9. I’ve eaten cauliflower soup, but I’ve never made it. Your recipe makes me think that should change.

  10. This recipe sounds great Ivonne! Thanks for sharing. I’m pinning it too.

  11. True story: I was going to make almost the exact same recipe today (sans the olive oil…I will have to try that), but when the cauliflower came out of the oven I couldn’t help myself. I ate most of it! I love roasted cauliflower, and I’ve made soup with it in the past and love it. I used a little bit of fresh nutmeg too which gives it a nice flavor.

    Your pictures are magazine worthy Yvonne! Now I’m hungry!

  12. I can’t wait to try this. I love trying different soups. I love Cauliflower. Your photo’s of foods are wonderful.

  13. Melissa in North Carolina says:

    Just finished making this soup! I’m becoming more adventurous in the kitchen, so thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. It’s a keeper!

  14. Denise Garabedian says:

    Does the soup freeze well? I would like to make it in advance to serve on thanksgiving! Should I freeze it without the cream and or cheese? Love your blog…the bible verses and your writings are hear warming and much needed for the times of today. God bless you.

  15. Oh my! This looks decadent and delicious- thank you, Yvonne.

  16. I made this soup last night and it instantly became one of my top three favorites ever! I am not a vegetable lover at all and certainly not cauliflower, but this is SO amazing that I’m ashamed to admit I ate ALL the leftovers for lunch today by myself! It’s amazing what a difference that garnish of a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil adds to it. Thank you so much for sharing this!!! I have loved your blog for ages, but this recipe, well, THANK YOU! I also really appreciate how you share our Lord with the world! Keep of the good work!

  17. I love roasted cauliflower. I am going to make this but use nut milk in place of the heavy cream. I know it won’t be as rich and creamy but I am trying to eat healthier. Thank you so much for sharing. Love your On The Menu post!

  18. I’ve made this soup often, and it’s wonderful! Practically zero carbs, and so much flavor. I’m having six for lunch tomorrow, and just prepped the soup tonight by preparing up to the point of pureeing the caulifower in the hot broth. I’m going to refrigerate that over night and then add the cream and cheese tomorrow before the guests arrive! Thanks for a great recipe.

  19. Nancy Loyd says:

    Making this week!

  20. I made this soup this week for my son and his wife….it was delicious!! I found it to be even better the next day as the flavors deepened! Now on to try your butternut squash recipe! Thanks for the yummy recipes!

  21. Jennie Johnson says:

    5 stars
    This is a delicious recipe! I had some bacon that I crumbled on top and it was a great addition too. Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes Yvonne!