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Cheesy and Delicious Cauliflower Soup is one of our favorite soup recipes to enjoy all year long! Ingredients include cauliflower, potato flakes, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

There are several soup recipes that remind me of my childhood, one being the recipe I’m sharing today – Cauliflower Soup (along with other favorites like Cheesy Potato Soup and Taco Soup).

I wasn’t always a fan of cauliflower, especially as a kid, but surprisingly loved this soup. In fact, I crave this recipe all the time because it’s so easy, cheesy and CREAMY.

One of the main reasons I learned to love this recipe was because I realized that Cauliflower doesn’t taste like much, but it tastes so flavorful in this recipe (it’s very similar to broccoli).

My mom first got this recipe from a family friend at church and has been making it for years. It calls for dried beef which is an ingredient I rarely have (in fact, I’ve never bought it before making this recipe). Instead of using the dried beef, you can just omit it or can use bacon instead. I typically use bacon since I always have that on hand.

Cauliflower Soup

How to Make Cauliflower Soup

This cheesy cauliflower soup recipe is SO simple! We have yet to try it in the slow cooker but think it would be just as easy. It really only takes just a few minutes to prep… You’ll need these cauliflower soup ingredients:

  • water
  • cauliflower
  • potato flakes
  • cream of mushroom soup
  • cream cheese
  • dried beef or bacon
  • cheese

To make this soup, begin by putting the cauliflower chunks in a pot of water and bringing it to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and mix in remaining ingredients (minus the cheese) and simmer for 15-20 minutes.

Once it is done simmering, you can serve warm and top with:

  • additional bacon
  • shredded cheese
  • green onions/chives
  • parsley
  • croutons

How do you Thicken Cauliflower Soup? Add flour, cornstarch or other thickeners to make your soup more thick.

Can you reheat Cauliflower Soup? Of course! Store the soup in an air-tight container for up to 3 days. To reheat, add to a pot and cook on low heat. Add milk or chicken broth to thin a bit and stir until heated through.

Can you Freeze Cauliflower Soup? Yes, but we definitely recommend eating this fresh! To freeze, let cool completely and place in a freezer-safe container or Ziploc bag. To reheat, let thaw in fridge and then follow our reheating instructions.

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Cauliflower Soup Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
Cheesy and Delicious Cauliflower Soup. One of our favorite soup recipes to enjoy all year long! Ingredients include cauliflower, potato flakes, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon!
Servings: 6
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes


  • 4 c water
  • 1 head cauliflower washed and chunked (cut in smaller chunks if desired)
  • 1/2 c potato flakes
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup or cream of potato soup
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 6-8 cooked bacon slices or 1 jar dried beef
  • cheddar cheese
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  • Put cauliflower chunks in 4 cups of water. Bring to a boil.
  • Reduce to low and mix in remaining ingredients. Simmer for 15-20 minutes.
  • Serve warm and sprinkle cheese on top. ENJOY!


Calories: 293kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 58mg, Sodium: 669mg, Potassium: 501mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 510IU, Vitamin C: 50.2mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Kristie says:

    5 stars
    My daughter loves cauliflower! She just had her wisdom teeth taken out so I blended the soup and left out the bacon! It was such a big hit! Thanks!!

  2. Olivia says:

    5 stars
    The best soup ever! My whole family likes it. It’s a wintertime favorite!

  3. Sandra Hutchinson says:

    Saw this recipe for the Califower soup & it reminded me of having this soup years ago in a very fancy place. I remember the fantastic flavor but it had just tiny pieces of califower in it. My question is do you thing this can be pureed a little to make the chucks smaller or would I ruin it. Going to make this as soon as I can get to the store to get myself some callifower.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      You sure could! Either way is yummy!! Enjoy!

  4. Jessica says:

    5 stars
    Just made this soup. It came out really good. My husband even liked it. I also posted a picture of it on Instagram.

    1. Kristyn Merkley says:

      Love it! I am glad your husband did! Thank you so much!

  5. Deepa Suresh says:

    A nice recipe and simple and detailed instructions. What other vegetables can replace cauliflower? BTW, very nice snaps. Thanks.

    1. Lil' Luna says:

      Thank You!! Potatoes would be nice in there, maybe with some carrots. I have’t tried it with others, but I’m sure your favorite veggies would work.

  6. Colette says:

    Where do you find the jar of dried beef?