Cauliflower rice, cauliflower pizza base... we've heard it all when it comes to this low-calorie veg but this Irish cream of cauliflower soup is sure to become one of your winter staple recipes. 

Perfect for chilly evenings or when you crave a hearty, nutritious meal, this recipe takes a humble vegetable and transforms it into a creamy, flavorful delight.

Whether you're a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this easy-to-follow guide from IrishCentral will help you create a bowl of warmth that tantalizes your taste buds and soothes your soul. So, gather your ingredients, don your apron, and let's embark on a culinary adventure that celebrates the essence of cauliflower in every spoonful.

Irish cream of cauliflower soup recipe

Serves: 6

Time: 1 hour

Level: Easy

Top tip: Try it with croutons or crispy bacon for some added texture.


  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 large potato
  • 1 onion
  • 25g butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 liter of chicken or veg stock
  • 500ml full-fat milk
  • 100ml cream
  • Croutons, to garnish


More interesting garnishes include crispy bacon, truffle oil, sautéed mushrooms, or some crumbled blue cheese.


Wash the cauliflower, remove the stalk and chop into florets. Peel the potato and dice. Finely slice the onion.

Heat the butter and oil in a large saucepan and add the veg. Allow to sweat over low heat for at least ten minutes. Do not allow to color.

Pour in the stock and bring the boil. Return to a simmer, add the milk, season, and simmer uncovered for about 20 minutes until all the vegetables are soft.

Purée until very smooth. Add the cream, stir and serve with crispy croutons.

Cheers to the joy of cooking and the satisfaction of a well-made Cauliflower Soup!

*Originally published on FOOD and WINE Ireland.