Cauliflower Soup Recipe

cauliflower soup

Here's a cauliflower soup recipe that you can adjust to your liking. Make it creamy. Make it chunky. Make it either way and you'll get rave reviews for this vegetarian soup recipe. This is a new soup for me. It's from an old, old German recipe for Blumenkohlsuppe.

Hubby says, "Hmmmm ... this is GOOD!" Will definitely make this again and again. Not just because it's so good, but it's so easy to make. Isn't that the whole idea behind this website? Quick German recipes. Well, this is one of them!

This would be great as a starter course for a dinner party. It has that taste of elegance. This is one of the great vegetable soups you can make when you've got an abundance of veggies. Even veggies that are starting to be past their prime. Perhaps you've had a very successful trip to the Farmer's Market and want to enjoy something just a tad special with all those cauliflowers you bought. Make this!

Cauliflower Soup Recipe


  • 1 small cauliflower (about 1 lb)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp cream (10 % or higher)
  • salt and pepper


  • Wash and trim cauliflower. Cut into small florettes. Place into medium-sized pot and just cover with water. Add about 1 tsp salt.
  • Bring to boil, reduce heat to simmer, cover, and let cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain into a sieve, keeping the cooking liquid.
  • In the same pot, heat the butter to melting. Add flour and stir. Cook for about a minute (do not let it brown).
  • Stir in about 4 cups of the hot cooking liquid. Bring to boil and let simmer for several minutes and then remove from heat.
  • Meanwhile mix together the egg yolk and cream. Take about 1/4 cup of the hot soup and stir into egg yolk/cream mixture to 'temper' it.
  • Stir the egg yolk mixture back into the soup. Add the cooked cauliflower. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To make it creamy, use a immersible stick blender and blend to desired creaminess.
  • Makes 4 servings

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  1. If you do not have a immersible stick blender, and you want a real cream of cauliflower soup, you can put the cooked cauliflower with a bit of the cooking liquid into a blender before returning it to the soup.
  2. Season with some nutmeg if desired.
  3. Try adding a touch of lemon juice to season at the end. (Thanks to Elke Miller for suggesting this!)

Nutmeg is a traditional seasoning used with cauliflower in Germany. Adds an extra layer of flavour.

If my cauliflower head is larger, I'll just add enough water to cover and increase the butter/flour 

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