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Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Easy creamy cauliflower soup made dairy-free, gluten-free, healthy, and paleo-friendly!

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup | dairy-free, gluten-free, and healthy #paleo

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to ask for a glass of milk.

If you give a man a bowl of cauliflower soup, he’s going to ask for a slice of bacon.

You’re so smart to already have the milk chilled and the bacon crisped because you wouldn’t want to hold out on your favorite mouse…or man.

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup | dairy-free, gluten-free, and healthy #paleo

Two easy recipes in one week? Bananas!

First with the easy lamb curry and now with the cauliflower soup – saving time tastes good! 

This soup comes out full of flavor and has a very smooth texture.  You can dress it up how you’d like with cheese, ham, bacon or leave it as is.

Don’t fight the cauliflower craze. Embrace it.

Cauliflower seems to work in any way, shape or form….pizza crust, gratin sauce, oven-roasted…no matter how you slice it or dress it up, the vegetable can be incorporated into just about everything. Next thing you know, I’ll be making cauliflower brownies.

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup | dairy-free, gluten-free, and healthy #paleo

If you love creamy soup recipes, also try my Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup, Vegan Butternut Squash Bisque, and my Chilled Asparagus and Leek Bisque.

Easy Creamy Cauliflower Soup | dairy-free, gluten-free, and healthy #paleo
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Easy Cauliflower Soup

Creamy, delicious creamy cauliflower soup is quick and easy to prepare and light yet comforting!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Soups, Stews, & Chilies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 133kcal
Author: Julia


  • 1 large head cauliflower chopped into florets
  • 1 large yellow onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk *
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 3 strips bacon cooked and chopped for serving, optional


  • In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoon of coconut or grapeseed oil and add the onion. Sauté the onion until it is soft and browned, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and sauté an additional 3 minutes.
  • While the onion and garlic is sautéing, chop the cauliflower into florets and discard the green stems.
  • Fill a large pot with a couple of inches of water and insert your steamer*
  • Bring water to a boil, add the cauliflower florets and steam covered until the florets are soft when poked with a fork, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  • Add the sautéed onion and garlic, steamed cauliflower, almond milk, vegetable broth and salt to a blender (all ingredients except for the bacon) and blend until completely smooth. The texture should come out pillowy, creamy and soft.
  • If the soup is not already piping hot coming out of the blender, pour it back into the pot and gently heat to desired temperature, stirring frequently.
  • If desired, chop 3 strips of bacon and cook them over medium heat until they crisp up. Serve soup with crisped bacon on top or skip the bacon to make this vegetarian.


*You can also use full-fat canned coconut milk, unsweetened oat milk, cashew milk, regular cow's milk, half & half, or heavy cream.
If you don’t have a steamer, simply put the cauliflower strait into the boiling water and strain it out using a colander when cauliflower is done cooking


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g
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Sunday 27th of December 2015

The chicken broth in the ingredients does not specify cups or cans? Not sure what to use.


Wednesday 30th of December 2015

OOPS! Supposed to be 2 cups. I made the change :) Thanks for catching that!

Rachael {SimplyFreshCooking}

Monday 18th of February 2013

Love this post! I want nothing more than to eat a big hot bowl of this divine soup right now!! :)

Purabi Naha

Thursday 14th of February 2013

Julia, this is such a great cauliflower soup! I loved the way you made this soup. Bookmarked!


Wednesday 13th of February 2013

Lol on the bacon with cauliflower soup. I LOVE cauliflower pretty and pale and DELICIOUS.


Wednesday 13th of February 2013

I hear Gwen Stefani singing...this ...err...soup is bananas B A N A N A S, but bananas is good! oh guy fieri. obviously i'm not feeling very witty at the moment so I'm stealing other peoples lines. Basically this soup looks amazing and I'm kind of hoping you do make cauliflower brownies :D

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