We’re big fans of cauliflower cheese with our Sunday roasts, so when I came across this recipe for cauliflower cheese soup, I knew I had to give it a go. It has since become a definite favourite in our household and it makes a great alternative to sandwiches and salads at lunchtime. It also feels a little bit naughty with all of that cheese, but it’s still packed full of vegetable goodness, so you don’t have to feel guilty!
If you’re a cheese lover and you like your soups to be filling and packed full of flavour, you have to give this one a go. It’s super easy to make and seems to be a hit with the kids too.
Cauliflower cheese soup recipe
Makes 6-8 portions
- 2 carrots
- 2 celery sticks
- 2 medium onions
- 1 large cauliflower
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2oog cheddar cheese
- olive oil
- 2 vegetable or chicken stock cubes
- 1 teaspoon English mustard
- Salt and pepper to season
- Peel and roughly chop the carrots, onions and celery. Peel and slice the garlic. Chop the cauliflower florets into bite-sized pieces. Grate the cheese and put to one side
- Add a splash of olive oil to a large pan and place on a medium heat. Add all of your chopped ingredients and let them cook with the lid askew for around 10 minutes (you want the veg to have softened but still be holding its shape).
- Dissolve the stock cubes into 1.5 litres of boiling water and then add to the vegetables
- Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes with the lid on
- Remove pan from heat, season with salt and pepper and add the mustard and the cheese
- Use a hand blender to liquidise the soup before serving or storing
I always keep half of the batch in the fridge for the forthcoming days and I freeze the other half. I find there’s nothing like remembering ‘that soup you made a few weeks back’ when you’re scratching your head about what to make for lunch.
For a really quick and healthy lunch, you might also want to check out our skinny pizza recipe.
This is a variation of a Cauliflower Cheese Soup recipe taken from Jamie Oliver’s Ministry of Food.