A large enamel bowl with blue rim is at the back of the image filled with the ultimate cheesy cauliflower soup. A ceramic bowl is at the front with a single serve. Both bowls of soup have been topped with shaved Parmesan and cracked parmesan.

As the weather cools, nothing quite matches the soothing comfort of a hearty soup. A bowlful of heartiness that awakens the senses, offering contentment and flavour with every spoonful. One gluten-free recipe stands out for its creamy allure – Cheesy Cauliflower Soup.

Pure Comfort

Cauliflower and cheese are a pairing that require no introduction. This recipe brings them together in a soup that’s both satisfying and comforting. The smoothness of cauliflower melds seamlessly with the richness of cheese and cream, to create the ultimate winter warmer.

The Ultimate Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Recipe by Cara Boatswain | Photography by Brandee Meier
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 1 brown onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 large head cauliflower roughly chopped
  • 1 swede peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 L gluten-free vegetable stock
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese plus extra to serve
  • 150 ml cream
  • pepper to serve (optional)


  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.Add onion and garlic and sauté for 2 minutes,or until fragrant.Add chopped vegetables to the pan and cook,stirring,for another minute.
  • Add stock to the saucepan.Bring mixture to the boil,then reduce heat,cover and simmer for 15 minutes,or until vegetables are tender.
  • Stir through parmesan cheese, then remove soup from heat. Use a stick blender to puree until smooth.Divide soup between serving bowls, top with extra parmesan and cracked pepper.
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