Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

This roasted cauliflower and cheddar soup recipe is so incredibly easy! Using minimal (and simple) ingredients this comfort food brings a healthy twist on cheesy goodness! Oh, and low carb lovers – it’s keto friendly too.

A bowl full of roasted cauliflower cheddar soup

It’s December and although we still don’t have snow here on the North Coast of British Columbia, I still feel that nip in the air. Something that really comforts me this time of year is soup. Last night I made this Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup and it was delicious. So out came the leftovers and the camera.

Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

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A spoon full of of roasted cauliflower soup

This recipe started out with cauliflower. I had a head of cauliflower staring at me in the fridge and I knew my husband was getting tired of Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Balsamic (my go-to side dish). It was time to switch it up, but I wasn’t too sure on what I should make. I wanted soup and when I opened my fridge I saw half an onion, chicken broth and a jar of minced garlic, that’s when I remembered my favorite broccoli soup (Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Soup from Closet Cooking) and thought a pureed cauliflower soup was in order.

A sheet pan with raw cauliflower sprinkled with garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

I was a little hesitant about making this as I wasn’t too sure if the cheese would taste good with the cauliflower. Then I realized that was silly because cheese usually makes everything taste better and if I’m able to make a few “baked” cauliflower and cheese recipes that Cauliflower and Cheese Soup would be fine.

Cauliflower Soup

Four bowls full of roasted cauliflower soup topped with parsley and a swirl of olive oil

Although the recipe for cauliflower and cheddar soup first appeared on the blog in December 2013, I took out my camera recently and reshot the recipe. Since the colors are neutral I wanted to make the images interesting and added parsley. I even tried to be fancy and add a swirl of olive oil on top, this step is totally optional by the way. I simply wanted to explain why you see oil on top of the soup in the new photos! ☺️

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A bowl full of roasted cauliflower cheddar soup
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Roasted Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

This roasted cauliflower cheddar soup is a simple and fast homemade soup recipe using minimal ingredients. Loaded with pureed vegetables and lots of cheese this is a comfort food that borders on healthy. An easy low carb dinner idea.
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower cheddar soup, cauliflower soup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 243kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 large head of cauliflower chopped
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper
  • 1 tsp  garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups double cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • First, you need to roast the cauliflower. It's easy. Lightly toss your cauliflower in 1 tbsp olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Line a baking sheet with foil and roast at 425 degrees until the florets begin to brown. About 30 minutes.
  • Over medium heat up your remaining olive oil and saute your onion until soft in a stock pot.
  • Add cauliflower and stir around for a minute.
  • Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat down to a simmer and cover. I left it there to simmer for 30-35 minutes.
  • Use an immersion blender or transfer your soup to a food processor/blender and puree.
  • Bring your soup back to the pot and add the cheddar.
  • Stir to melt and serve, I serve with pepper.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.3g | Protein: 13.7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 7.3g | Cholesterol: 41.1mg | Sodium: 999.9mg | Fiber: 2.3g | Sugar: 2.8g
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What’s your favorite homemade soup recipe?

I have to admit, this is in my top 5 which happen to be:
1. Zuppa Toscana
2. Lasagna Soup
3. Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar from Closet Cooking
4. Curried Cauliflower Soup
5. Clean Eating Chicken Chili (does chili count?)

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15 comments on “Roasted Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup”

  1. You don’t list the minced garlic in the instructions. Where do you add the garlic

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