Cream of Cauliflower Soup I


Add the optional Swiss cheese for a cheesy soup.

12 servings


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 leek, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 carrot, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 6 cups chicken stock

  • salt to taste

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground white pepper

  • 1 head cauliflower, broken into small florets

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • 2 ½ cups shredded Swiss cheese (Optional)


  1. Steam cauliflower.

  2. Melt the butter or margarine in a stockpot over medium high heat. Add leek, onion, and carrot; cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in the tarragon and thyme; cook 1 minute longer. Add flour; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Reduce the heat to medium, and gradually stir in the wine and chicken stock. Season the soup with salt and white pepper. Add the steamed cauliflower flowerets. Simmer the soup, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

  3. Puree the soup in batches in a blender, and return to the pot. Stir in the milk and cream. Gently heat just until heated through.

  4. If you decide to use the Swiss cheese, stir it in and heat until melted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

256 Calories
19g Fat
10g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 256
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 81mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 24mg 122%
Calcium 240mg 18%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 275mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.