How to Make the Ree Drummond Cauliflower Soup Recipe at Home

This recipe is inspired by Ree Drummond’s hearty cauliflower soup recipe, which is a comforting and creamy soup that’s sure to impress your family or dinner party guests alike. So how can you make the Ree Drummond Cauliflower soup recipe taste perfect for you and your loved ones?

Read on to find out.

What Makes This Recipe So Good?

This recipe hits the spot because it’s sure to fill you up. Not all soups are very filling, but this one packs a punch, and it adds a lot of nutrition without feeling like a healthy recipe.

The heartiness brought by the whipping cream adds a creaminess to this soup, but the cauliflower and other veggies add nutrients that will make your body feel good and strong. This soup is a great comfort meal, and it makes great leftovers.

Irresistible Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This irresistible cauliflower soup recipe will serve about 6 people. Feel free to double it to serve more people. It works great as an appetizer or the main meal.

I love to serve it with a nice loaf of bread or crackers. It also goes great with a salad. It only takes about an hour to bring this soup together.


  • 2 heads of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley or 2 teaspoons dried
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 5 tablespoons flour


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot. When the olive oil is heated, add the onions, and cook them for around five minutes or until they start to brown.
  2. Add the celery and carrots. Cook for three minutes more over medium-high heat.
  3. When the celery and carrots are well incorporated, add the pepper, salt, parsley, and cauliflower. Stir so that the ingredients are well-incorporated.
  4. Turn down the heat to low and cover the pot. Cook the ingredients for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, uncover the pot. Add the stock to the mixture. Bring the soup to a boil. Once the soup comes to a boil, lower the heat and simmer.
  5. As the soup simmers, pull out a medium saucepan and melt your butter in the pan. In a bowl, mix the flour and milk so they are well combined. You should then add the flour mix to the butter. You will want to whisk constantly so that you don’t get clumps.
  6. Take the saucepan from the heat. Stir in the whipping cream.
  7. Add your saucepan mix to the main pot of soup.
  8. Mix thoroughly and simmer the soup for about 20 minutes. The cauliflower should be softened, and the soup should be creamy.
  9. When you are ready to serve the soup, you’ll want to add sour cream to a serving bowl. You should ladle a few scoops of soup into the serving bowl and mix the sour cream well with the soup. When the soup and sour cream are mixed well, you can pour the rest of the soup into the serving bowl.
  10. Serve right away.

What if I Want More Protein?

This soup doesn’t have any meat in it other than the stock, so you may want to add meat or other protein to this recipe if you’re particularly interested in having more protein in your diet.

This soup tastes great with added chicken or fish. I love to cook chicken in the instant pot and pull it with a fork. I’ll add it to the soup, and not only does it add protein, but it also adds some texture. Adding beans, lentils, and grains are also a great way to add some protein and make this soup even heartier.

Common Substitutions

Soup is the perfect kind of recipe for substitutions that reflect your lifestyle or health needs. You can add bonus ingredients and make appropriate swaps without sacrificing the integrity of this recipe.

For example, sometimes, I like to add spinach when I want to add even more nutrients because I love the taste spinach brings to this recipe, but when I’m serving picky eaters, I tend to leave it out.

If you don’t have chicken broth or prefer to keep your recipe vegetarian, you can use just about any stock you want in this recipe. Chicken stock is my preference, but I’ve used just about anything I’ve had in my pantry, and it’s also tasted delicious.

For those of you who are vegan, you can enjoy this recipe too. Replacing the milk with a milk substitute is a great option. For the heavy whipping cream, you can use a vegan whipping cream replacement, but coconut milk is also a perfect substitution that may be easy to find at your local grocery store.

You can also leave out the sour cream entirely or replace it with vegan sour cream or vegan yogurt.

Preserving This Soup

One of the perks of soups is having leftovers, and soup can even taste better when the flavors have had time to sit a little! You won’t regret having extras of this wonderful cauliflower soup.

This soup will keep in the fridge for around a week, and it will keep in the freezer for a month or more. To preserve this soup, you’ll want to store it in airtight containers or containers.

I love to put leftovers in small glass containers so that I have portions ready to go for busy lunch times. Then, all I have to do is heat up the individual portion, and I have an easy meal.

I also like to have this soup prepared in the freezer for when I have busy days or need comfort food. I take it out to defrost, and then all I have to do is heat it up.

Is Cauliflower Soup Good for You?

This soup is not just delicious, but it’s also super good for you. Cauliflower is a highly nutritious vegetable, and the health benefits from cauliflower alone will make you feel good about eating this soup, let alone the health benefits from other veggies in this recipe, like onions, carrots, and celery.

Healthline extols the health benefits of cauliflower. The first great thing about cauliflower is that it packs in nutrients without a lot of calories. With vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Potassium, And Vitamin K, cauliflower is one of the most nutrient-dense foods.

It also contains fiber, which is good for your digestion and overall health. With plenty of antioxidants, cauliflower is anti-inflammatory, and it may help prevent diseases like cancer.

This soup is an easy way to get nutrients without having to force yourself to eat veggies. More than that, it contains healthy fats from olive oil. The dairy products in this recipe also add some protein.

Finally, soup is known for having a lot of health benefits on its own. Soup is one of the most filling foods, so you can satiate yourself without eating as many calories.

Research at Penn State University shows that students who ate soup versus a casserole ate fewer calories, but they didn’t feel any less satiated from their meals.

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