Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe

This roasted cauliflower soup is a favorite! Warm, hearty, tasty, and easy to make! You can use frozen or fresh cauliflower, use veggie broth and coconut milk to keep it vegan, or swap the coconut milk for cream for added richness. Creamy, flavorful, easy, and soooo adaptable…you’ll love this creamy soup. Make it for dinner tonight!

Are you looking for a delicious soup for a fast weeknight dinner? Try One-Pot 30-Min Lasagna Soup.

Creamy bowl of cauliflower soup with roasted fresh cauliflower on top.

Soup is the best for when you need a hug from the inside. And this soup is pretty good for you but still remains creamy and delicious, so your body can love you, your taste buds can smile, and your tummy can be warm and happy.

Key Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower. Use a whole head of cauliflower or, as a shortcut, grab a bag of cauliflower florets.
  • Garlic. You can roast whole garlic cloves with the cauliflower or use minced garlic from a jar. Both taste great!
  • Olive Oil.
  • Carrots.
  • Onion.
  • Chicken Stock. If you need a vegan version use vegetable broth.
  • Bay leaves.
  • Coconut milk. If you don’t need it to be dairy-free go ahead and use whole milk or cream, instead.

How to make roasted cauliflower soup:

You guys! There are only a few easy steps and basic ingredients until this creamy roasted cauliflower soup is ready for the entire family to slurp up. This one is a favorite in our home.

  • Roast the cauliflower and garlic cloves in and even layer until golden brown.
  • While the cauliflower roasts, in a large pot saute the onion and carrots.
  • Discard the bay leaves and grab the garlic cloves from the pan and mince them before putting them into the pot.
  • Add the chicken broth, cauliflower mixture, herbs, and water to the onions.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and heat on medium heat.
  • Use a blender or immersion blender to puree the soup. We sometimes skip this and eat it in broth form. It’s still delicious!
  • Taste it and add additional black pepper and a teaspoon of salt, if needed.
  • Serve with a squeeze of lemon juice and sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

Do I have to roast the cauliflower first?

No, you don’t. BUT, roasting cauliflower increases the cauliflower flavor and really, really does make the soup taste better. AND, it helps it cook while you are working on the onions and carrots. Because the cauliflower has roasted while the onions are sauteing, the time the soup takes to cook is reduced by quite a bit.

Can I use frozen cauliflower?

Absolutely! Make sure to thaw it and dry it really well before roasting it. Fresh cauliflower is always the tastiest but frozen cauliflower isn’t far behind AND you don’t have to worry about that head of cauliflower going bad.

roasted cauliflower soup in bowls

Can I use regular milk instead of coconut milk?

Absolutely! In fact, before I started making our meals dairy-free, I made this soup with heavy cream instead of the coconut milk. Use whatever form of dairy (or non-dairy) product you prefer.

Adaptations to try:

Everytime I make this recipe I change it up, a bit. Feel free to tweak and adjust this recipe to whatever you mood is that day!

  • Celery. Add some chopped celery with the onion and carrots.
  • Parsley. Skip the bay leaf and add some fresh parsley prior to blending.
  • White wine. Try subbing out some of the broth for white wine to add additional richness.
  • Can of white beans. Add a can of white beans with the broth for additional creaminess and nutrition.
  • Nutritional yeast. This adds a bit of cheesy flavor that is perfect for vegan diets.
  • Parmesan rind. Throw a parmesan rind into the broth to simmer with the broth. Remove it prior to blending.
  • Curry powder. I LOVE adding a tablespoon of curry powder or paste to this soup. The flavor amps up and is so lovely.

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

| 4 servings
Prep Time | 10 minutes
Cook Time | 30 minutes
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A creamy and delicious soup full of cauliflower soup. Gluten-free, dairy, and vegan-friendly.


  • 1 head of cauliflower rinsed and chopped.
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic minced.
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 onion chopped finely
  • 4 cups chicken broth or veggie broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
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  • Mix the chopped cauliflower  with the minced garlic, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and a shake of salt & pepper and put it on a cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil on it and place it into a pre-heated 450 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Be sure to stir it once or twice so it doesn't get black and nasty on the bottom.
  • Add the 1 tablespoon of olive oil into your med/large soup pot. Add the onions and carrots and cook them up until nice and golden. About 5 minutes.
  • Add the chicken broth, roasted cauliflower, herbs, and water to the onions. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes or the cauliflower is very tender.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and heat.
  • Use a blender or immersion blender to puree the soup. We sometimes skip this and eat it in broth form. It’s still delicious!
  • Serve with a squeeze of lime juice and sprinkle of fresh cilantro.

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19 thoughts on “Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup Recipe”

  1. Do you have another cauliflower soup recipe? I have this pinned on my board but the picture it shows is not the one listed above? I ask because I made this amazing cauliflower soup last winter and I can not find the recipe. It looks like the picture I have pinned but this recipe it takes me to is not it.

  2. You are a smart woman, Marisa! We will be sure to post lots of photos that make winter seem wonderful and beautiful (even though usually it is awful!!!). And then you can enjoy the pictures and your soup without the cold!

  3. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    It doesn’t have to be cold for me to appreciate soup. I have mentioned before – at least once or hundred times how much I hate winter- so I’m NOT looking forward to snow. I can take cold — it’s that ugly slushy icy stuff that gets to me. I will wait for you to post pictures of scenic snow covered landscapes and I will appreciate them toasty warm :-) I am glad you discovered cauliflower. I love it any which way — including smashed.

  4. Style Bits & Bobs of M.E.

    Yummy! Bookmarked. I have to try this. I’m so happy Fall and Winter are coming because I love soup!

  5. I’m sorry, I don’t know much about the different kinds of flours. When we make something gluten free we use potato starch or almond flour. Coconut flour sounds delish!! Let us know if it works!

  6. What could I sub for the flour? I’m allergic to almond flour, but could I maybe use coconut flour?

  7. Just you wait! We have 2 more waiting to come out. We’ve discovered cauliflower, and we aren’t backing off! It’s too amazing!

  8. I’m just a-giggle here… three great cauliflower recipes to choose from today! Thanks for sharing :)

  9. This soup looks superb, will be making it in the next few days. I will report back!
    Off to the store now, to get some of the ingredients. Thank you :-)

  10. Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon

    You had me in smiles even before I got to the recipe part!! What is it with boys and veggies! My daughter would go to a wedding and down the friut and veggie tray and my son would eat all the cake! This looks delish! Pinning! Thanks for linking up each week, we love having you!

    Bonnie ;)

  11. It is yummy. I am trying not to have to hide the veggies with puree and stuff. Make him see it :).

  12. Oh, this would be yummy! My one son has the same thought on veggies as your son…he only likes them highly processed like processed by cows so they are now beef! I have to try this though, I love creamy veggie soups

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