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French Cauliflower Soup

Deliciously creamy – without sacrificing the taste of cauliflower. That’s what you get in every spoonful of French Cauliflower Soup! (VIDEO ABOVE
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: French
Servings: 3
Calories: 237kcal
Author: Neriz


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
  • 500 to 750 grams cauliflower, only florets
  • 1 & 1/2 cups broth
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 to 3 sprigs thyme
  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche, heaping
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • chives, for garnish (optional)


  • Add butter on a medium to large pot, over medium heat.
  • Once butter has melted, add onion and celery. Cook until the onion has slightly softened.
  • Add cauliflower, broth and milk. Mix.
  • Add thyme and bay leaf. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer until cauliflower is tender (about 15 to 20 minutes).
  • Take pot off the heat and set aside to cool a bit.
  • Once soup has cooled down, use a food processor (or blender) to puree the soup.
  • Once puree has reached a smooth texture, pour puree back to the pot. Cover and bring to a boil.
  • Add crème fraiche.  Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cover and simmer for a few minutes. Do not boil, just enough to heat up the soup again after adding crème fraiche.
  • Serve and garnish with chopped chives, if desired.



Calories: 237kcal