Award Winning Cream of Cauliflower Soup

With temperatures growing cooler and fresh vegetables in abundance at farmers markets and farm stands. Why not make this easy, yet simple soup. I could easily eat soup every day.  It’s easy to make, filling, delicious and good for you too. A few simple ingredients is all that is needed to make this Award Winning Cream of Cauliflower Soup. I found this recipe in one of my many Taste of Home cookbooks.

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Taste of Home

Turnips 2 Tangerines has been a fan of Taste of Home for many years. Quite possibly since it’s conception back in the early 80’s. Located in Glendale WI, Taste of Home was one of the few magazines that encouraged home cooks to send in their family favorite recipes for publication. What started out as a small subscription style magazine, soon turned into a large publication company, similar to the success of my other favorite; Gooseberry Patch. However, I still try to keep up with my TOH “Annuals” but there are far to many cookbooks to collect them all. Same goes for the Gooseberry Patch Christmas Numbered Books. I keep up this series but there are too many to buy them all!

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“ Meet the Cook: Generally, my husband isn’t a soup fan – but his spoon’s poised and ready for this version. I adapted this rich and creamy concoction from a recipe I tasted at a local restaurant…and it’s since become a popular item on my “menu”. -Carol Reaves, San Antonio, Texas”


Award Winning Cream of Cauliflower Soup is made special by using the freshest cauliflower you can possibly find. We bought a huge head of fresh cauliflower at our favorite place; Wagner’s located in Black Creek WI. Along with fresh buying fresh cauliflower for this soup, we bought carrots, an onion, celery, green pepper and garlic. Of course, this delicious cream of cauliflower soup is made with Wisconsin heavy cream and topped with a spoonful of Wisconsin sour cream.

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Award Winning Cream of Cauliflower Soup

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  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup plus 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium head cauliflower, chopped
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream


  • In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, saute the onions, carrots, celery and garlic in 1/4 cup butter until tender. Add cauliflower, broth, parsley, salt and pepper, basil and tarragon. Cover and simmer until the vegetables are tender, 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt the remaining butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in the milk and whipping cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, 2 minutes. Add to cauliflower mixture. Cook until thickened, stirring frequently, 10 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in sour cream.
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