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Hearty Cauliflower Soup

Our three young children aren't big cauliflower fans. But in this soup, the cauliflower can be mistaken for potatoes, and the rich sausage flavor helps disguise it even more. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.—Sarah Root, Twelve Mile, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings (2 quarts)


  • 4 cups fresh cauliflowerets
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound fully cooked smoked sausage, cubed
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed


  • In a large saucepan, cook cauliflower and carrots in water until tender; set aside (do not drain).
  • In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage and onion. Add flour, salt and pepper. Gradually add the milk; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower, carrots and cooking liquid; heat through. Stir in the cheese until melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 349 calories, 24g fat (12g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 1250mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • cindyames
    Apr 22, 2018

    A go to when I have my sausage, yum!

  • lkscooks
    Nov 12, 2014

    I have made this soup for many years now. Our four children all loved it and now make it for their families. I modified it by not using as much water to cook the veggies ahead of time. I vary the thickness with the flour and milk white sauce. I also add a teaspoon of Cajun seasoning for kicked up flavor.

  • erinalina
    Feb 10, 2014

    I make this often. It's a great comfort food for the cold winter months!

  • Kris Countryman
    Sep 13, 2012

    What a delightful soup. We loved it. I'll be making this one again.

  • campeat
    Feb 11, 2010

    This soup is wonderful and easy to throw together. I probably make it once a month for my family. I reduce fat and calories by using turkey kielbasa or sausage, skim milk, and 2% velveeta. We absolutely love it!