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Cauliflower Cheese Soup (In A Soup Maker)

Cauliflower is a versatile vegetable that finds its way into many recipes. Although you’ll often find cauliflower amongst the vegetables on a roast dinner plate, it also works well in curries, stews and of course soups!

I really love cauliflower cheese, so it made sense that I’d also be rather partial to a cauliflower cheese soup!

Cauliflower cheese soup is a straightforward one to make and takes very few ingredients. And of course, anything with melted cheese in it is always going to be a winner.

caulifower cheese soup maker soup

What You Need

This soup can be made in a soup maker, or in a pan on the hob. If you choose the second method and you want it smooth you will need to blend it up at the end with a blender. If you are using a soup maker you can just set it off on the smooth setting and then let the machine do its magical work!

Side Note: If you are tempted by a soup maker you might be interested in my Soup Maker Buying Guide.


For more concise instructions and to print out this recipe please scroll down to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

ingredients for cauliflower cheese soup
  • 400g to 450g cauliflower florets – you will need to break these up as small as you can so that you can be sure to fit everything under the MAX line of your soup maker – depending on your soup maker capacity.
  • 1 small potato – scrubbed clean, or if you prefer, peeled. Chop it up nice and small.
  • 1 onion – sliced.
  • 2 cloves garlic – sliced.
  • 150g cheddar cheese – grated. You can substitute cheddar for your favourite cheese, or use a low fat/light alternative.
  • Vegetable stock pot
  • Seasoning – optional according to taste.

Making It

Prepare the ingredients by breaking up the cauliflower into small florets, cleaning and chopping the potato, onion and garlic.

raw ingredients in soup maker for cauliflower cheese

Add everything to the soup maker jug apart from the cheese. I prefer to add the stock pot directly to the soup maker and then add hot water up to the MAX line.

Put the lid on and set the soup maker off on the smooth cycle. At the end of the cycle, carefully remove the lid and add the grated cheese directly to the soup maker.

Stir the cheese around until it has melted. Serve and season according to taste.

I like to add a little ground black pepper at the end as well as sprinkle some more cheese on top.

cauliflower cheese soup in a soup maker

Making It Spicy

If you want to turn your cauliflower cheese soup into a more curried and spicy recipe you can add in a little ground coriander, turmeric, chilli, cumin, paprika or just some mild curry powder.

cauliflower cheese soup next to Ninja soup maker and a bowl of grated cheese

How To Store Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Leave the soup to cool before transferring it to a suitable air tight container. You can store this soup in the fridge for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

These are my new favourite containers to freeze soup:

Extra-Large Silicone Soup Freezer Trays
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I hope you enjoy this recipe – let me know in the comments if you make it! You can also find some more soup maker recipes here.

More Soup Maker Recipes

cauliflower cheese soup in a soup maker

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

It doesn't get much more comforting than cauliflower cheese soup! Deliciously smooth cauliflower soup with melted cheese stirred through.
4.50 from 34 votes
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Course: Soup Maker Recipes
Cuisine: British
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Liana Green


  • 400 g cauliflower florets (approx)
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (sliced)
  • 1 small potato (chopped)
  • 150 g cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 1 vegetable stock pot/cube + hot water up to the line


  • Try to break the cauliflower florets up as small as you can or you might struggle to fit everything below the MAX line.
  • Add all ingredients apart from the cheese.
  • Give everything a good stir to make sure no ingredients are stuck to the bottom or side of the soup maker.
  • Set off on smooth.
  • When the cycle has finished, lift the lid off and stir in the grated cheddar cheese until melted.


You can add extra spices or herbs if you wish. You can substitute the cheddar cheese with a low fat version, or any alternative cheese of your choice. I like to sprinkle some extra cheese on top of my soup bowl too – cheese overload 🙂
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Nutrition Facts
Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 435mg19%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 12g24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Pat Haddon

Saturday 16th of March 2024

Does the cauliflower and cheese soup need any liquid stock besides the veg stock pot?

Liana Green

Monday 25th of March 2024

Hi Pat - after I add the stock pot I pour hot water into the jug up to the max line - hope that helps!

Graham Vieler

Thursday 18th of March 2021

Hi Liana,

I finally got around to making the cauliflower soup yesterday, generally following your recipe with the addition if 300ml milk in place of some of the stock. I also added a teaspoon of dried parsley and turmeric.

Absolutely gorgeous! My wife said that it was one of the best soups that I have made!

Thanks for all your soup recipes. (I have your books)

Stay safe,

Graham V


Monday 22nd of February 2021

Really delicious soup. A firm favourite with all the family

Liana Green

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021

Thanks for your comment Eileen! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed it :)

Tracy Sweeting

Saturday 13th of February 2021

Could this be made in a slow cooker I like to go out for a walk for 2-3 hours and come back to homemade soup. Would you reduce the amount of liquid ? Thank you


Sunday 12th of April 2020

The first soup I made in my new soup maker and still my favourite. Satisfying and full,of flavour. Makes a nice big batch too.