Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup

Cauliflower, a cruciferous vegetable, contains compounds that may prevent cancer.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 55 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup shredded white Cheddar cheese
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 cup low-fat milk


  • Heat oil in a large pot, and sauté onion and celery until translucent. Add cauliflower and chicken stock, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Purée soup in food processor or blender until smooth.
  • Return soup to pot and bring temperature to medium-low heat. Add cheese, salt, and pepper, continue to cook and stir until cheese is melted and well integrated.
  • Add milk and stir into the soup. Add more chicken stock if the consistency of the soup is too thick.