Quick Cauliflower Soup

from 8 votes

All you need is three ingredients and 15 minutes to make this family favorite recipe for Quick Cauliflower Soup.

Three bowls with Quick Cauliflower Soup topped with roasted chickpeas

You read that right: three ingredients and 15 minutes.

Sound too good to be true? I’d be quite skeptical that such a minimal ingredient list and fast prep time could yield something other than ordinary, but let me sum up this recipe for Quick Cauliflower Soup in three (accurate) adjectives…

Cauliflower in large pot and in slotted spoon

  • Velvety
  • Silky
  • Creamy

Don’t let that last one leave you reaching for your stretchy pants because despite the insanely creamy texture of this soup, there is not one ounce of dairy (be it milk, heavy cream or butter) in this concoction.

It’s 100% cauliflower, stock (veggie or chicken) and a splash of good ol’ fashioned EVOO.

Blender with Quick Cauliflower Soup and spoon

It forms the ultimate veggie soup base upon which to let your soup topping freak flag fly.

Chopped fresh herbs? Always. Any type of cheese imaginable? Duh. Crunchy chickpeas? Heck yes. Bacon? Yes, yes and yessssss. Keep it simple and serve this silky-smooth soup in shooters for a quick party appetizer, or make a big batch to have on hand for hectic weeknights when you just need something that’s warm, comforting and won’t break the calorie (or moolah) bank.

Three bowls with Quick Cauliflower Soup topped with roasted chickpeas and fresh herbs
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Quick Cauliflower Soup

All you need is three ingredients and 15 minutes to make this family favorite recipe for Quick Cauliflower Soup.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.50 from 8 votes
Three bowls with Quick Cauliflower Soup topped with roasted chickpeas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 medium heads cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 cup vegetable or chicken stock, warm
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Toppings, such as fresh herbs, crispy chickpeas or cheese


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the cauliflower florets and boil just until fork-tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the cauliflower florets then add them to a blender along with the warm vegetable stock and olive oil and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. 
  • Taste and season the soup with salt and pepper then serve warm with your preferred toppings. 
  • ★ Did you make this recipe? Don't forget to give it a star rating below!


Calories: 78kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 251mg, Potassium: 159mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 125IU, Vitamin C: 25.8mg, Calcium: 12mg, Iron: 0.2mg


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  1. 5 stars
    This took me 5 minutes to make! I had a bag of microwaveable cauliflower from TJs. I heated it up and threw it in the blender with evoo, leftover chicken stock, parsley & seasonings. Put it in a pot and heated it up. I love stuff that looks time consuming but is easy to make!

    1. I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy the recipe. To thin the soup you could add more stock until you reach your desired consistency.

  2. 5 stars
    I made this recipe today. It was great & cauliflower is so healthy! Thanks very much. I am so glad that I discovered your site over the weekend : )

  3. The soup was Delicious ! I love all the many recipes with Cauliflower that I have . I’ve made the pizza , grilled cheese , fried rice ( fried cauliflower) etc … keep the recipes coming so I can add them to my repertoire.

  4. 4 stars
    Nice way to make quick cauliflower soup. I use to refer fearless eating for such soups and recipes and keep my self healthier.

  5. 5 stars
    Wow awesome recipe with full of nutrients. As a Nutritionist I appreciate this recipe with all healthy ingredients. Many Thanks for posting this recipe, I will must try to home.

  6. 5 stars
    I made the Quick Cauliflower Soup, soooo easy and quick, just loved it, I added some Broccoli with Plack Pepper and a couple of shakes of Garlic Powder, will certainly make again and again. Many Thanks.