Creamy and Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
There are recipes that have the only purpose of warming your heart. This extra creamy and cheesy cauliflower soup does exactly that.
It’s a comforting soup with a delicate and velvety texture. The flavor is soft and with a pinch of spiciness (thanks, black pepper).
You don’t need tons of exuberant ingredients and flavor to get a good meal. I love how subtle this soup is.
Sometimes your spirit only wants some calmness. You know, looking through the window in a really cold day while your cat is purring on your lap.
For that kind of days, this soup is a gift from heaven.
First, it is really easy to make. You only have to cook the cauliflowers with the onion and the garlic in a big pan. Then, make a classic white sauce — butter, flour, milk— and finally simmer with broth, and you got the cream. Top with cheese and feel the winter vibes.
I don’t know who created the myth that you need to be cooking for 2 hours and using 20+ ingredients to make something tasty. Simplicity sometimes wins. Do not overcomplicate cooking. Cooking must be fun and relaxing, not a marathon to see who can cook the hardest recipe.
This recipe is a classic. You can garnish with a lot of things:
- Butter croutons (just toss the croutons over 1 tbsp of butter and let them crispy)
- Butter sage (the same principle than above)
- Spicy chickpeas ( roast some chickpeas seasoned with turmeric and chili powder)
- Fresh parsley.
- CHEESE, my favorite option for this soup. Strings and strings of coziness.
- Crispy bacon, just because.
The thing is that this soup is super versatile and you can add texture if you want.
A random fact about this post: I have a serious crush on the first photo of this post. Winter is here and I’m glad for all the peace that this season brings to my life. This time of the year always makes me feel grateful for all the small blisses of my life.
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas time with all your beloved ones and a big pot of this creamy cauliflower soup to go along with the mood. Happy Holidays!
This extra creamy and cheesy cauliflower soup it’s a comforting soup with a delicate and velvety texture.
- 1 cauliflower head
- 1 onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves thinly chopped
- 4 tbsp salted butter divided
- 3 tbsp all purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 3 cup chicken broth
- 3 cup water
- Black pepper
In a big pot over medium heat, melt half of the butter and saute the onions and the garlic. When softened, add the cauliflower head chopped into tiny pieces.
Pour the broth and the water and simmer until the cauliflower is tender.
In a small saucepan, melt the rest of the butter. Add the flour and the milk and slowly mix until a thick white sauce is formed.
Pour the white sauce over the cauliflower soup and mix well. Blend until it’s smooth.
Simmer the creamy cauliflower soup for 5 more minutes while stirring. Add the cheese (optional) and season with salt and black pepper.