Cauliflower Soup with Gruyère

The theme for Monday Posts in February is Light Soup.

These will be mainly vegetable soups that are suitable for a first course or, with the addition of a salad or some crusty bread, a light lunch or supper.

Vegetable broth can be substituted for the chicken broth that I usually use.

These are simple, easy recipes – no detailed photos, etc.

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Cauliflower Soup with Gruyère

A sprinkle of paprika adds color to this creamy soup.

  • Author: Kate
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup


  • 1/3 head of cauliflower, about 2 cups small florets
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 rib celery, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz, 360ml) chicken broth
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250ml) chicken broth, if needed
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup (2oz, 60gr) shredded Gruyère
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 125ml) milk
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp paprika


  • Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add celery, onion, and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower, 1 1/2 cups of broth and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is tender, 20 – 25 minutes.
  • Purée soup in a blender or using an immersion blender.
  • Return soup to heat, add milk and bring to a simmer.
  • Add more chicken broth if desired.
  • Taste and add salt & pepper if needed.
  • Reduce heat and add cheese, whisking to combine.
  • Do not let it boil or the cheese may separate.
  • Add more hot broth if needed.
  • Ladle into soup plates, sprinkle fresh Parmesan, paprika evenly over the top and serve.


Start out with the 1 1/2 cups of broth. After pureeing and adding milk you can add more broth if you want it thinner.
For a richer soup use cream in place of the milk.


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 306
  • Sugar: 9.5 g
  • Sodium: 1585.8 mg
  • Fat: 19.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 11 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.8 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 19.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.6 mg

Keywords: cauliflower, soup, cauliflower soiup

Cauliflower Soup with Gruyere

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2 thoughts on “Cauliflower Soup with Gruyère”

  1. I love soup. I would definitely do this for dinner. No bread, don’t need the carbs. I think I’m going to really enjoy your Monday morning posts 🙂

    Snowing here again this morning. At least it’s warmer at 21 degrees, but the cold weather is coming back in later in the week.

    • I could eat soup every day – and do in the winter for my lunch. We are warming up a bit as well…. not every day, but some days which is a big improvement.

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