Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Soup is good food. Especially healthy soup made with a mere five ingredients.

This quick and easy Roasted Cauliflower soup recipe is one that I found in a recent issue of Bon Appetit. Except their recipe had butter and heavy cream; I’ve de-Paula Deened this recipe so that it is the pure delicious essence of a vegetable without all kinds of unnecessary other ingredients and flavors.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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  • Place whole head of cauliflower in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish
  • Rub cauliflower with 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt
  • Add ½ cup water to the dish
  • Bake uncovered at 350°F for 1½ hours, or until a knife cuts easily through the core
  • Remove cauliflower from oven and allow to cool
  • Coarsely chop and set aside
  • Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat
  • Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, about 15 minutes
  • Add cauliflower and 4 cups water or stock
  • Simmer until cauliflower is very soft, about 10 minutes
  • In a vitamix puree in very small batches until smooth
  • Transfer back to pot and bring to a simmer
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 55 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
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Cauliflower is one of my favorite foods. A cruciferous vegetable, it is full of anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds and healthy fiber.

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This soup should not taste this good! You’ve done it again, Elana!! Delicious and simple.


131 responses to “Roasted Cauliflower Soup”

  1. I found this recipe online and thought to try it. I had 2 heads of cauliflower in the refrigerator because they were on sale at Whole Foods. I am not on any special diet, just trying to eat healthier. I tried this recipe and the only change I made was to add some white part of the leek and some minced garlic. I processed in the Vitamix and the results were sensational! My dinner guest said it’s the best soup I’ve ever made and characterized it as fine dining restaurant quality. I look forward to trying your Jewish recipes.

  2. Hey! Just found your blog through Pinterest. I enjoy cooking but I am a busy mom, do you think this would freeze well? I am trying to compile paleo/gf/asf recipes for freezer cooking. Thanks!

  3. Wow!! Another amazing soup, simple, elegant, delicious. After reading other comments I also roasted two cloves of garlic, and dressed the finished soup with red pepper flakes, such a pretty presentation. Everyone loved it. Even after reading all the other comments I admit I was really surprised how this soup turned out. A welcome addition to our diet. We had been missing creamy soups, and this fits the bill perfectly, with no lactose to cause me problems!

  4. Hi Elena,

    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. I am new to cooking “sans” gluten and grain and dairy, so this soup was a delicious surprise. Enjoyed it very much as did my husband. NOM NOM NOM ;)

  5. Hi Elena, just made and ate the soup ! Very nice . The cauliflower gets really dark in the oven and the soup is not as white as in your picture. Is that the meaning of it ? Maybe i let the cauliflower turn to dark. Excuses if my Englisch is not to good, I’m in the Netherlands.

    Thanks for your nice website and recipes i do enjoy them a lot also my belly.

  6. I just made this recipe. I love it because it is so simple and smells wonderful while roasting. I added the whole onion next to the cauliflower to roast and pureed it all in a simple mixer with the required water. Following the rest of your instructions to finish it up and it was, presto, ready to eat!!

  7. Used garlic infused sea salt on the cauliflower while it roasted. Amazing soup! So easy, filling and not bad for you. Winner all the way around!

  8. Amazing! I also roasted the cauliflower and used some garlic powder. Probably one of the best soups I’ve had! Who knew how creamy it would be!

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