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Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Roasting the cauliflower gives this cheese soup great flavor.

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30 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time


1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt

1 small (14 ounce) head cauliflower, cut into florets

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 medium (1 cup) yellow onion, chopped

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 (14-ounce) can chicken broth

1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)

16 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend, chopped


4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked, crumbled

2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in bowl in microwave. Add cauliflower florets, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss lightly to coat. Place onto prepared baking pan; bake 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and browned.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent. Add garlic; continue cooking 5 minutes. Stir in flour, cook 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in half & half and chicken broth. Add cooked cauliflower, red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  4. STEP 4

    Transfer one-third cauliflower mixture carefully into 5-cup blender container. Cover; process until smooth. Place into bowl. Repeat with remaining cauliflower mixture.

  5. STEP 5

    Return mixture to saucepan. Add cheese; cook over medium-low heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted and heated through.

  6. STEP 6

    Serve warm topped with crumbled bacon and chopped chives, if desired.

Nutrition (1 serving)

490 Calories
39 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
1590 Sodium (mg)
17 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
22 Protein (g)
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