Nov 13, 2013

Dad's Creamy Cauliflower Soup


This EASY soup is one I grew up eating, and made with only 5 ingredients!

We're getting some cold weather here in New York for Autumn, temperatures are in the thirties – a perfect day for soup. This recipe is an oldie but goodie, one I make quite often and grew up eating as a kid and since I was making it today, I thought I would highlight it for those of you who haven't tried it.

Both my parents loved to cook and no doubt that has rubbed off on my brother and I. My Dad's style of cooking was very different from my Mom's since he was born in Prague, Czech and she was born in Colombia. As you can imagine, the meals we group up with were pretty eclectic, but one of the simplest recipes my Dad made was this soup.

As a kid, we had a cup of homemade soup almost every night before dinner. I wasn't always happy about this, because believe it or not, I was pretty picky. But on the night's we had this soup, I never complained. 

My father lost his vision a few years ago, so sadly he no longer cooks. But thankfully he is still with us, and I've been trying to learn some of the dishes he once cooked. This one is EASY, only 5 ingredients and you have yourself a warm, delicious bowl of soup that is so light you can serve this as a first course for dinner or with a half sandwich for lunch.


There is no cream added, the silky texture is simply from pureeing it.  Dad used water and chicken bouillon which I often do (I use Better Than Bouillon) but here I used chicken broth instead; use whatever works for you. Sometimes I add some diced carrots, or even celery – there are no rules here.


Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 4 servings • Size: 1 1/2 cups • Old Points: 1 pt • Points+: 2 pts
Calories: 80 • Fat: 3 g • Carb: 11 g • Fiber: 4.0 g Protein: 4 g • Sugar: 0
Sodium: 494 mg (without salt) will vary by brand of broth • Choles: 8 mg 

Ingredients:


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp unbleached flour (all purpose is fine too)
  • 1 medium head cauliflower - chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 4 cups fat free chicken broth (vegetarians can use vegetable broth)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

In a medium saucepan, make a roux by melting the butter on low heat. Add the flour and stir about 2 minutes. 



Add the chicken broth, onions and cauliflower and set heat to medium. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer over medium-low heat until vegetables are tender (about 20 minutes.) Puree with an immersion blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

169 comments :

  1. I LOVE cauliflower soup! This looks amazing.

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  2. Your recipes look light but visually filling! How are Weight Watcher points counted? I'd like to see how I can count Weight Watcher Points for my recipes at http://momgateway.blogspot.com. Thanks for your delicious posts!

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  3. @Momgateway If you got to My Helpful WW Links in the middle column, there are two links, one is A-Z WW Points Food List, a list of just about every food you can think of with the point value and quantity,and the other is a WW Points Calculator where you input calories, fat and fiber and it gives you the point value. That's it in a nutshell!

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    1. Hello. I love this recipe. Could you do it with say olive oil and not butter as I really don't like the smell or taste of it at all ?
      Regards Helen.

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    2. Olive oil works fine. But I also added bacon, splash of half n half. Hot sauce and raw onions on top with a sprinkle of cheese. Not WW

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  4. I just tagged you! http://katiebarlow.blogspot.com/2009/01/south-east-asia-phi-phi-islands.html

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  5. That's such a perfect one for low, low fat and filling too!

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  6. I love your site & am slowly working my way through your recipe index.

    Perhaps you can find a solution to my misery.. (sob) (sniff). I'm trying to find a WW friendly recipe for both Scalloped Potatoes & Au Gratin Potatoes. Any ideas?

    Thank you for your recipes!

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    1. http://www.skinnytaste.com/2011/11/skinny-scalloped-potato-gratin.html

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  7. Hats off to your Dad. This soup is absolutely delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Will be a definite repeater. Can't wait to share this with my WW friends at my meeting.

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  8. This recipe looked so good I had to make it right away. I didn't have fresh cauliflower but I had a bag of Birdseye steam fresh frozen garlic cauliflower (12 oz.). It worked great and soup was delicious and filling.

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  9. I am making this over and over again Gina! Thanks to you and your Dad!

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  10. Truly hard to believe this is a 1 point recipe. What a deal! And it couldn't be any easier to make. Mmmmm...

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  11. I hate to be such a downer as this recipe looks delicious.... but it's called a Roux not a rue.

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    1. You ARE a downer and your self-important remark has absolutely NOTHING to do with the soup! Why waste everyone's time?

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    2. Agreed. People that go out of their way to point out others mistakes are total downers.

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    3. It is Roux, so screw you boo hooer's

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    4. sorry,just had to say, bet 1st anonymous poster "rues the day she put her 2 scents in"-
      yes scents, cause the comment stinks!

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    5. I would rather someone correct me, instead of letting me continue to make a fool of myself. It is a roux, not a rue... At least anonymous was polite when she/he made the correction.

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    6. I don't know why anyone would bother to get their nose bent out of shape about this comment. I'm a big fan of Gina and of this site, but it IS roux, NOT rue. The commenter above was perfectly polite and Gina is a big girl. I notice she has edited it to make the correction.

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    7. Why not just email Gina directly with spelling corrections?.. her email is published on her contact page..

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  12. This was great! I am a sucker for spices so I had to add garlic and onion powder, which made it wonderful.

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  13. I made this for lunch today and it was amazing! I had to use frozen cauliflower and chicken bouillon (because that's all I had in the house) and it was still delicious! I also added in a clove of garlic. Mmm!

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  14. Gina - this soup was amazing, I want to eat it everyday and mix around with additional flavors, thanks :)

    Michelle

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  15. I made this last night, I added lots of fresh garlic and a frozen package of spinach...so yummy! Even my boyfriend ate some. :)

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  16. Gina thank you so much for all the recipes I don't know what I would do w/out this site:)

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  17. Your Dad hit a homerun with this soup. Since it is so light in points, I can have a cup when I get home from school and it is cold out. I bet it would be good chilled in the summer.
    Terri

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  18. Yes, he probably never knew it was ww friendly! But he always made the best soups!

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  19. Made the soup this morning and I'm blown away at how delicious it is! So simple, so yummy. The only change I made was the addition of two finely chopped garlic cloves - I was graving garlic (wink!). After one serving, I'm actually satisfied...still licking my lips! Thank you so much for sharing...

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  20. Question: is whole wheat flour the same as unbleached flour? I don't have unbleached but I have whole wheat flour, wondering if this will work.

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  21. It's not the same, but it will work just fine.

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  22. I love this one! It's very easy to cook and quick. Tastes great and the serving is very filling for one point.

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  23. This was good...but even better with some garlic powder, dried mustard, and Hungarian Paprika, with just a splash of fat free 1/2 & 1/2 at the end. Sorry, but we needed a bit more flavor.

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  24. Love,love, love the soup. I put a dash of sage in mine just for kicks. My son also loved it which is not normal! I have left overs for lunch today. Yummy. I have shared your site with all my friends. You are the greatest !! Thanks !

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  25. A touch of sage sounds nice. I can't wait until soup weather comes back!

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  26. I've made this twice now! It's a hit with my kids and me! :-)

    The most perfect texture & flavor combo for when you really want carbs!

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  27. This is really, really good! I just made it, the kids love it! One thing I did different from the recipe, is that I sauted the onions with the butter before adding the flour and cooking. I don't know if it made any difference in taste, but I have always sauted onions before adding liquid when I make soup.

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    1. I do the same and I do it for any kind of crock pot cooking

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    2. It would make a difference because you are caramelizing the onions. Changes the flavor a little :)

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  28. I absolutely love your blog and this soup! it was so delicious, I added some garlic (because i add it to everything) and even ate it for breakfast one morning. Also, I love how you respond to people's comments- thanks for all you do!

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    1. I too love leftover soup for breakfast..I even eat small bowls of leftover stew for breakfast :)

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  29. @Kelly- breakfast!! That's a first! I read all comments and really enjoy them. I try to respond to the questions mostly, it's not easy to respond to every comment but really do appreciate the time that goes into leaving them, so thank you!

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  30. MMMM MMMM Good! Another good one, Gina! The fact that this is 1 WW pt is amazing and it was so awesome. I added a few baby carrots to give it a different flavor and it turned out great.
    Seriously, I have been cooking solely off your site for weeks now and my family is full, healthy and losing weight! ha ha :)

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  31. I have been making this soup over and over again! I added a little bit of ham to add some protein, added some fresh herbs (cilantro b/c I love it) and a few garlic croutons....very filling and so good. And the fact that it's so easy to make makes it a perfect recipe. Thanks Gina!

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  32. I Love Love Love this soup! Just made a batch and I will be having it for lunch for the rest of the week. You ROCK Gina!

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  33. I've never tried this with cilantro, that really changes the recipe, but I'm sure it's great! I love cilantro in my soups!

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  34. I made this today, on a cold, stormy day. I gobbled it up and licked my bowl after. My Husband and I are both fighting a cold, so it was prefect! Thank you for this and all your recipes!

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  35. Jen Lepley-Callan12/19/10, 7:07 PM

    I never had cauliflower soup before...awesome is all I have to say!! I did add a dash of "Mrs Dash". I honestly have been craving potato soup and this curbed that craving. Thanks for the recipe!! Now I am sad that I sent the other three serving home with my boyfriend!

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  36. Gina- I made this today for a FAST & EASY lunch. WOW! I loved it! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! :)

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  37. Do you think it would work just as well with Gluten Free flour??? I love cream of cauliflower soup but my husband can't have gluten...

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  38. Hillary, yes, that would work out fine. You can even leave it out.

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  39. I made this the other day and it was DELICIOUS!!! It was fast, easy, and tasted great! It's good if you add a little cheddar cheese to it too!

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  40. Angela Pastore2/1/11, 8:19 PM

    I made this soup tonight b/c I saw your note about vitamin C and I've been a little under the weather....question, sometimes you do a slurry (chicken pot pie soup), sometimes you make a rue (this recipe) and in the cream of mushroom soup you just mix the flour with cold water....what's the difference b/n the three techniques? I mean, it seems like the goal is to thicken....? I'm just curious! Thanks for the recipes!! This one tastes like cream of potato soup....only better:)

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  41. Hey Gina, I saw purple cauliflower at the grocery this week and was SO tempted to get it to use in this soup recipe! Have you ever tried it? Does it taste different? I think purple soup would be FUN! ;)

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  42. Angela, aww now I know you make all my recipes!! I love the flavor from the rue best, nothing beats it! So in this soup which uses only a few ingredients and is low in points anyway, I prefer the rue. Something using more complex flavors, and which would have more fat, I make a slurry to keep the points down. The creamy mushroom soup is basically a slurry. Sometimes with a slurry you can taste the flour, which I try to avoid by cooking it longer. Hope that helps, in the end, yes it's about making it thick.

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    1. @Angela & Gina…that would be "roux"…not to be nit-picky…but here in France…hey…it just "stuck" out at me a bit…The recipe is sublime…with a sprinkle of fresh chives it is truly creamy, warm and comforting!

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  43. Kassie, I'm going to look out for it and see if I can find one! I would love to make purple cauliflower soup!

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    1. There are also purple carrots out there and making soup with those is fun too! Mine turned out neon violet purple. :)

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  44. Hi Gina,
    Do you know what the new ww + points total is for this recipe? Thanks in advance.

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  46. Just made this for my sister and myself for lunch, on a very windy February day. We added curry to it, yum!

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  47. Hi Gina,
    I absolutely loved this soup but I am a bit confused as to why this soup has points! Since the cream of Asparagus/ and Baby Zucchini soups don't have points for a cup!

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  48. Gina,
    I have been making this soup once a week since i found this recipe a few weeks ago, I leave out the salt but add a can of corn at the very end , just as I blend it. Everyone thinks it's a rich corn chowder, I believe I have shared it with 7 people and have had no complaints. I give them all the recipe with your website on it.
    I am still trying to figure out pts plus total. I am calling it 2 pts for 1.5 cups. What do you think?
    Looking forward to your response. Thanks in advance,
    Penny

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  49. anonymous, there is butter and flour in this soup which adds up.

    Penny, that's different! You'd have to check recipe builder to see how that effect the points, I don't want to guess.

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  50. Great recipe! I used beef broth because I was out of chicken broth. Tasty and healthy. Thanks Gina.

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  51. Are there any alterations that you would recommend if I am doubling the recipe? Thanks! I love your recipes.

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  52. It's near 90 degrees in the NYC area and I just had to make this soup. I've had a head of cauliflower sitting in the fridge for days and couldn't stand to make "cauliflower poppers" anymore! (It's probably the only thing I know how to make with cauliflower.) Anyway, everyone LOVED it. It's so filling. I garnished mine with feta cheese and chives and sprinkled some crushed red pepper flakes and black pepper.

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  53. Glad you enjoyed it, what are cauliflower poppers?

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  54. I made this soup for dinner tonight and it was delicious!! Thank you so much for your recipes, Gina!!!

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  55. Loved this recipe!!! I added a dash of parm cheese to the bowl and it was fantastic:) Thanks Gina!

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  56. Hi Gina!
    I am OBSESSED with your blog. I'm a few years out of college so I still call my mom about every other day for her recipes. Your site has taken the pressure off a bit so she thanks you too! I don't have an immersion blender, is there any other way to make the soup without one? Thanks!

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  57. The cold weather seems to be coming on very quickly this year, and this soup was such a treat to make and eat yesterday evening coming in from the cold!

    I didn't have any flour in the house, so I added a slurry of cornstarch instead, and it worked out great!

    Thank you for sharing this recipe, amazing!

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  58. Hi Gina,
    I love your recipes. Thanks for sharing them with us. I made the creamy cauliflower soup last night and we loved it. It was so easy to make. Can you you substitute broccoli for the cauliflower to make an easy soup? Thanks so much!

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  59. This soup is delicious! I made it thie weekend and I will definitely make again. It is so easy and inexpensive, too. Thanks for another great recipe! :D

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  60. KeithsKelly1/4/12, 12:17 PM

    This soup is calling my name! My crew likes a little more texture in their soups so I think I'll remove some of the cauliflower prior to blending and then add it back in at the end so some of it is pureed and some is not. I can't wait!!

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  61. This soup sounds delicious!! I wonder how it would do with a bit of curry powder ??

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  62. Amazing! I've never had cauliflower soup and I loved the picture, so I tried it. Total comfort food, thanks!

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  63. I made this today.....a whopping 19 degrees outside....what a yummy, satisfying soup for such a day...I did add a little cumin. Added a nice color and flavor to an already fantastic recipe. I have to tell you, I have tried other sites for lower cal/lower fat recipes. This one, by far, is the best because the recipes are full of flavor and so satisfying. Working my way through, one recipe at a time ;)

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  64. Thanks for this wonderful recipe. It was soooo delicious! In order to get 6 servings instead of 4, I added 6 cups of chicken broth instead of 4 cups. As well I added one finely chopped garlic clove and cooked it along with the onion in the butter at the beginning of the recipe. After cooking the garlic and onion, due to the increased liquid content, I added 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour to the roux. One last item that I added for extra flavour during the 20 minute cooking time was a bay leaf, that was removed before I pureed the soup. Thanks Gina for this fantastic recipe. I love all your recipes!!

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  65. I just found your blog from Pinterest and have been sifting through your recipes (we decided to elimate carbs and sugar from our diets to the best of our ability). I LOVED this soup and I don't even like cauliflower. Thank you so much for all the work you do! I recently made the shrimp-avocado salad- yum!!! -Jen

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  66. Can you use a broccoli and cauliflower mix?

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  67. what is the serving size? I noticed it serves 4 but for WW points I am wondering what the serving size is...a cup? Thank you....I cook your recipes often and love them so!

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  68. DEELISH!! I divided up the recipe into 4 servings and it turns out that one serving is about 1 1/2 cups or 12 oz. which is a very filling bowl of soup!

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  69. I am allergic to onions. What would you suggestion be to make up for that flavor?

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    1. can you eat shallots or you could add celery and carrots.

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  70. This is really tasty and easy. I'll definitely make this again in the future. I wonder how it freezes though? Was thinking I could double it next time if it froze ok.

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  71. tastes amazing!!!

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  72. Such an amazing recipe! Thank you! Even husband had 3 big spoonfuls and he does NOT like cauliflower but he conceded he could enjoy it as a starter. I had a bowl full and it's very filling. Definitely making it again. Oh also I roasted the cauliflower for extra flavor. Would def recommend this.

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  73. Haven't made this one, but I add white beans blended in to add protein and help thicken it, instead of a roux. I also roast my cauliflower and some garlic for something extra. It's SO good!

    Steph

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  74. Sounds delish! I don't have an immersion blender so can I just pour it into a regular blender and purée? Please say yes! :-)

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    1. Sure, just do it in smaller batches so you don't burn yourself.

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    2. Thanks!

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  75. I am so happy you posted this. I am also Czech and I LOVE this soup. We always added ground cumin -> that's a must in my opinion. And sometimes we didn't even blend the cauliflower, just left small pieces there. And a few sliced carrots add a nice touch of color, as you mentioned. Dobrou chuť ! :)

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    1. Cumin, will try that next time. Yes Dad often left it chunky, I love it both ways.

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  76. I do not have an immersion blender...any suggestions on how to make this soup without an immersion blender?? Thanks!

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    1. Use your blender, or you can mash it with a potato masher and just leave it chunky.

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    2. thank you! :)

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  77. I love cauliflower soup--so simple and so delicious! I often like to add curry powder and a little cayenne to mine for some extra kick.

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  78. Your soup looks delicious! I was born in Prague too, how fun to see this recipe! :)

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  79. Yeah this is the perfect meal for a cold evening and boy it's getting cold! Thanks for this great recipe!

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  80. Gina - Love your site! My intent tonight was actually just to pop in some of your Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, but my Pinterest automatically directed me to this post. Perfect! It is definitely soup weather here in Boston. The soup was delicious!

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  81. wow i'm really excited to try this! can this be frozen?

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  82. This looks really fantastic, greetings from Spain!

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  83. I made this last night! It looked delicious and I had all the ingredients. It was fantastic! Thanks

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  84. I made this once with purple cauliflower thinking I was so clever. The soup tasted fine but the color was so unappetizing. You had to eat it without looking at it! Note to self: use white cauliflower and don't be a smarty-pants!!!

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    1. I needed that giggle....Thanks Alana!

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    2. I saw purple cauliflower at the grocery store and was debating whether to try the recipe with it or stick to white. Haha, I guess I made the right decision with white!

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  85. I absolutely love this recipe and have gotten my daughters addicted to it, too. I have, however, made one change that makes for a quicker and just as tasty end product with no fat. I skip the roux altogether and when blending, I add instant potato flakes--1/4 to 1/3 cup, depending on the size of the cauliflower. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

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    1. I thought potatoes-real or instant-were high points?

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  86. I can't WAIT to try this! I love that there is no cream. My son has a cow's milk allergy and he loves cauliflower and soup, so I think that will be a winning combination here.

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  87. Looks delicious! Might make it for breakfast! :)

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  88. Hey,
    I wanted to try this, but where I live finding chicken or vegetable or any kind of broth is extremely hard
    You said that your father used chicken bouillon and water, what would the ratio be?

    Thanks

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    1. Bouillon is dissolved in one cup boiling water....either I cube or 1 teaspoon of the bouillon.

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  89. OK I have to say I didn't want to have to count any Points Plus on WW so the 2nd time I made it I left out the flour and butter and no one could tell the difference. So just Cauliflower, a box of chicken broth and a large onion cooked until soft and pureed w/ my immersion blender. It still tastes buttery and creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    Sometimes I do a few add ins: A handful (not too many) of frozen peans after I puree the soup. A bit of curry powder just to change it up. I've served it at an elegant dinner in pretty little bowls and people rave.

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  90. Wow! This soup I just made with added carrot, celery and garlic and parsley was one of the very tastiest low cal low carb I have ever eaten. This only has 40 calories per cup according to Calorie Count when I added all ingredients!

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  91. I love your dad's cauliflower soup! I add carrot to it! tastes like potato soup to me!

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  92. Gina, My Dad made this cauliflower soup too!!!! Although we don't do the roux-Just the cauliflower,broth, onion or leek & then let it cook down-& small batches in the blender- add some S&P and voila.....My Daddy's in heaven now....but just made this soup-Cheers to all the great Dad's out there!!!!

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  93. I've been making his soup for a few years now. The only change I've made is to add some minced garlic with the onion and it comes out fab!

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  94. I made this soup last night! YUMMY! So quick and easy and comforting on a cold night. The only changes I made was to add crushed fresh garlic and white pepper. It was a big hit with the hubby. I will be making this again--soon! Thanks Gina for all the great recipes. Most everything I make now is from your site.

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  95. I made this but roasted the veggies first. I also included some baby bellas in the roasting pan and included just bit of ancho chili powder - OMGosh it is good!

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    1. Thank you I was wondering if Ancho chili would work either as a powder or putting a dried ancho whole.

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  97. Gina - can this soup be made ahead and frozen? I'd like to have individual portions on hand in the freezer for a quick go-to lunch option. Thoughts?

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  98. I just made this and added a can of pumpkin, 1 tsp or so of curry powder and just a little sugar. Made a great, creamy pumpkin curry soup.

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  99. Probably a lame question, but on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being 'a lot', how much like cauliflower does this soup taste?

    I ask because it looks lovely, but I'm terrified of cooked cauliflower. Love it raw, but cooked is another beast.

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    1. Just a suggestion but make a 1/2 batch and find out if you like it. No reason to be terrified of food as it sounds. Food is always kind of an individual experimental experience. Joy is in finding something that you thought you didn't like but actually do just in a different format.

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    2. Doesn't taste a lot like cauliflower at all :) My husband hates cauliflower in ALL forms (cooked or not) and even he liked it :)

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  100. Love this soup! It was wonderful. I added a bit of tarragon, since there are no rules. ; )
    thank you Gina

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  101. Amazing... This soup is the bomb. Hat's off to dad!

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  102. This is the first recipe I have tried from your site, despite frequent browsing. It was very good! I do not have an immersion blender, and I hate adding hot soup to my blender, so I threw the raw cauliflower in my food processor, and added the resulting cauliflower rice/crumbs to the pot. Super easy! Thank you for a great recipe. I hope to try more :)

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  103. I am eating some of this right now, and it's delicious! Simple, easy, low calorie, and affordable. What's not to love?

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  104. do you think adding roasted garlic will give it another layer of depth or overpower?

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    1. I roast my cauliflower too, and have added roasted garlic....it's YUMMY! Max 4 cloves though :)

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  105. just made this using frozen cauliflower and extra seasonings. super tasty. with such a mild tasting soup you can use this as a base then head in many different flavor directions. i always have frozen cauliflower so this will become a staple in my soup recipe binder. i loved the story behind it also. i will think about your dad whenever i make it. i enjoy having a connection with recipes and even though i don't KNOW you i feel that connection. thanks. :)

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  106. Gina, you knocked it out of the park once again. This is fantastic, and will probably be my go to soup this winter. I threw in a handful of carrots because they had been sitting around, and about 1/4 tsp of cayenne because I like a little heat and it was amazing. Thank you for making healthier eating enjoyable!

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  107. Gina, I don't know what I would do without you. This soup was so, so good. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations! You make dieting...fun! ;)

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  108. This soup is fantastic. It is so creamy it absolutely does NOT need milk - its just simple and perfect.

    http://daniellediy.com

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  109. this was so easy and so delicious. The perfect comfort soup with the perfect amount of flavor. Paired this with the Baked Chicken Milanese with the arugula salad on top..... perfect dinner!

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  110. This looks really good! Do you know if this freezes and reheats well?

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  111. Yum I love cauliflower soup. I made it last night but made a few changes (as I am on a special diet and I like a little spice). I used 2 TBSP of EVOO, 1 Large onion finely chopped, 1 1/2 TSP of Hot Madas Curry Power and 1/8 TSP of regular curry powder and I used 48 oz of 99% Fat Free Chicken Broth. I sauteed the Onion and Garlic in the EVOO until translucent. I then added the Hot Curry Powder and cooked it for a minute. I then added the flour and cooked for another 1 or so. Then added the chicken broth, bringing it almost to a boil, then adding the cauliflower. At the end I added salt and pepper as needed and the 1/8 TSP of regular curry powder. It was absolutely delish. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  112. First of all i love your website! I tried your Zucchini Soup and it was so easy and good. And today i made this soup and it tastes GREAT. I cant believe how easy it is. It seriously tastes like cream of potato soup. i tricked my husband and told him its potato soup bc he hates cauliflower lmao, lets just say he ate the whole bowl. =]

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  113. Finally made this soup tonight! Flagged this recipe months ago but hadn't gotten around to cooking it. Subbed coconut flour for regular flour and added carrots and celery. Amazing. Want to thank you for your site. It has really changed my life. I've been cooking more than I ever have since I found you a year ago. I feel much more confident in the kitchen. Thanks again!

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  114. Loved this!

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  115. I love this soup! So simple to make. The last few times I've made it I've added chopped potatoes, spinach and garlic powder and I always finish it with paprika. Making it again tonight, thank you!

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  116. I was on the fence about buying an immersion blender, and this recipe pushed me over. Made this soup last night, and it was SO good!! I could hardly believe how easy it was. I increased the onions to about 1 cup, and also added a couple cloves of garlic. Chopped scallions and a tiny drizzle of white truffle oil in the bowl, and it was perfect. Thank you for sharing!!

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  117. Just discovered your website and am in heaven! Thanks for all the great recipes. I love cauliflower soup and have a similar recipe, but will certainly try this. Grat base to add a little of this or that to as others have commented. I LOVE that you put the "old points" I did WW over 7 years ago and never could get into the Points Plus and am still using "old" points. Thanks!

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  118. I love soup and this sounds very good. I am a Lifetime WW Member and truly appreciate the Points+ values. Pinned it to try!

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  119. Only just found this site, going to try cauliflower soup tonight ♡♥☆★

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  120. I can't believe how good this is!!! It is so velvety smooth. This recipe is very simple, but oh so delicious. I will not look at cauliflower the same way again.

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  121. How can I make this without an immersion blender? I don't have one of those

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    1. Carefully put it in batches into the blender.

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  122. Made this soup a lot during the winter months and it was delicious every time thank you for the recipe!

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  123. I think this is one of the best soups ive ever made. So filling and easy to make.
    Im in love.

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  124. Great soup-added about 1/3 of a nice ripe avacado to mine -Creamy!!

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  125. This is how I always make my cauliflower( or broccoli soup, or potato soup). Only mine has ALOT more added butter & flour! Plus usually a little milk to thin it down. I was looking for a way to slim down my recipe, and this is it! It has all the flavor, if not more, and nowhere near the calories. It may not be quite as rich/thick, but it is wonderful none the less. I did add diced celery & sliced carrots, and as I don't have an immersion blender, I had to use my blender. Thank you for such a wonderful recipe!

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  126. I just tried this and it's amazing!! I couldn't believe the flavor despite the lack of ingredients and dairy! At first I didn't add enough cauliflower (thought it looked like too much at first, and after cooking and blending realized I should have added more). Can't wait to actually eat it and not just sample it.

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  127. Just made this for lunch and it is DELICIOUS! I have also made the cream of zucchini soup and love them both. So glad I finally have recipes to use my immersion blender!

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  128. Ummm... This was delicious! Added 2 cloves of garlic

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  129. Can this be done in the crockpot?

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  130. I was going to blanch some ears of corn for later use right before I made this soup tonight. It's probably the last of the season in my CSA box. Then I had a thought, how about I just add it to the recipe. :) Hoping it turns out well.

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  131. This soup is excellent! My husband and I couldn't believe how good it tastes for so few calories. I added some red pepper chili flakes and garlic for some heat. Perfect comforting no-guilt soup!

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  132. I made this soup for the second time yesterday on a cold, wet day in DC. It is so yummy and delicious we had it for lunch and dinner! I added carrots and celery simply because we had them. Any tips from others on using the immersion blender? I can't seem to get all the chunks out and make a bit of a mess trying. Thanks Gina for another great recipe - my hubby and I love your site!

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