This is a modification of a soup starter my mom bought when I was a teenager. It is mild, easy to make and almost everyone loves it. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

Recipe Summary

Servings:
5
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, saute the celery, onion and carrot in olive oil for 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.

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  • Steam cauliflower in a colander over boiling water or in a steamer until tender. Mash.

  • Add the mashed cauliflower to the vegetable mixture, return to stovetop over medium heat and add the chicken broth. Pepper to taste and simmer for 15 minutes or until soup is heated thoroughly.

Nutrition Facts

95 calories; protein 2.8g 6% DV; carbohydrates 10.2g 3% DV; fat 5.6g 9% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 59.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2006
I made this soup a little different. I have tried to mash cauliflower in the past and all I did was make a mess. So, instead I just chopped up the cauliflower really small, which took some time. I then put it in the slow cooker along with the other veggies and the broth. I also added some shredded chicken. The end result was really good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/04/2006
This recipe has almost no flavor. It's pretty much just vegetables broth and pepper - it needs way more seasoning! I notice that most of the reviewers who liked it added something to it most commonly some sort of meat. I'm not much of a meat eater so I wound up adding spices (cayenne pepper garlic seasoned salt) and lots of cheese and still my husband won't eat it without sour cream. The recipe is salvageable but if I want to make a cauliflower soup again I'll look for something else. Read More
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80 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2006
I made this soup a little different. I have tried to mash cauliflower in the past and all I did was make a mess. So, instead I just chopped up the cauliflower really small, which took some time. I then put it in the slow cooker along with the other veggies and the broth. I also added some shredded chicken. The end result was really good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/31/2003
This soup was easy to prepare. The results were a light but yet satisfying soup. I received several requests for the recipes at our staff "soup" lunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2003
Yummmmmmy!! I made this recipe last night before bed. It was quick easy and very delicious. It's already disappeared. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2010
I made this for my older son who had his tonsils out earlier this week. I just plugged in what I had on hand and this is one of the recipes that came up. (Thank goodness for the ingredient search!) I did add about four cloves of minced garlic that I sauteed with the celery onion and carrot. I also used organic chicken broth. I pureed this soup in batches so it would go down easy. After pureeing the whole batch I brought the soup up just under a slight boil and wisked in 1/4 cup of extra sharp white cheddar. My son and I loved it. NOTE: For you low-carb-eaters like me this is very low in calories and carbs. So....eat away! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/03/2006
This recipe has almost no flavor. It's pretty much just vegetables broth and pepper - it needs way more seasoning! I notice that most of the reviewers who liked it added something to it most commonly some sort of meat. I'm not much of a meat eater so I wound up adding spices (cayenne pepper garlic seasoned salt) and lots of cheese and still my husband won't eat it without sour cream. The recipe is salvageable but if I want to make a cauliflower soup again I'll look for something else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
Fabulous recipe. I didn't change any of the ingredients but I did purée about half of the soup in a blender after it was finished cooking. It was a lovely creamy texture but still had bits and pieces of vegetables in it too. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2006
Quick easy and yummy. I took a cue from a couple of other reviews and added some light smoked sausage - still only 90 calories per cup! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2006
I made this recipe the other night and it's surprisingly fragrant and tasty. I actually didn't mash the cauliflower and I added twice as much celery and carrots as instructed. I thought the 6 cups of chicken broth might be too salty but it turned out great. Oh and I added up some chopped cooked low-fat bacon to add extra flavor. This is a simple reciple that is pretty satisfying. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
If you like plain vegetables (cauliflower celery carrots) you will enjoy this. Otherwise don't make it as is. We enjoyed it and it would also be good with sausage added. I did double the celery and carrots as suggested by another reviewer. Read More
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