Healthy living

Creamy cauliflower soup

A creamy soup perfect for a cold winter's day.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 6


  • 1 head (1.4 kg) cauliflower
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 large onion, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 litre salt-reduced chicken stock
  • 500 mL water
  • 400–600 mL low-fat milk
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • chopped chives, to serve
  • 6 wholegrain dinner rolls, to serve


1. Roughly chop cauliflower, including stalk to no larger than 1 cm cubes. Add to a large pot with potato, onion, garlic, stock and water. Place over high heat, bring to the boil then simmer over medium heat, covered, for 20 minutes until cauliflower stalk is tender. 

2. Remove from heat, add 400 mL milk and puree with a stick blender or in batches in a food processor. If desired, stir though more milk for a thinner consistency. 

3. Ladle soup into bowls, season with pepper, sprinkle with chives and serve with a dinner roll.


Not suitable to freeze.


  • For a spicy version, replace onion with a diced leek and cook with garlic in olive oil spray until softened. Add a teaspoon of curry powder or 2 teaspoons of ground cumin and cook off for a minute until fragrant before adding remaining soup ingredients.

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