Better than Zupas Creamy Cauliflower Soup

4.7 from 3 reviews

Better than Zupas creamy cauliflower soup.  


  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 medium size onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups whole milk (can substitute half and half or other milks – but I prefer whole milk for this recipe)
  • 1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 cup pepperjack cheese
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste



  1. Add butter to pot and melt.
  2. Add chopped onions and garlic into pot and saute for about 5 minutes or until beginning to brown.
  3. Lower heat and add flour and stir.
  4. Slowly add water, broth, salt and chopped cauliflower.
  5. Simmer covered until cauliflower is fork tender, which takes about 15 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and add milk. 
  7. Transfer contents into a blender in comfortable batches and blend until creamy smooth.  I also add my pepper jack cheese into the blender, so the pepper flakes in the cheese are also blended up.
  8. Pour soup back in pot and add mustard, sharp cheddar cheese and pepper.  Stir together until cheese is melted and soup is smooth.
  9. Serve immediately, or warm when ready to eat. 
  10. Top with some garnish, cheese, or just gobble it up silky smooth.  Oh, so very good!