Sheldon Creek's Farmhouse Cauliflower Soup

Sep 15 2021
Serving Time Icon 50 min
Serves Number Icon Serves 8 - 10

The creamy cauliflower soup is a variation on Bonnie Den Haan’s legendary recipe shared with families and friends over many tables over the years. This creamy rustic soup sets the stage for a meal that guests will talk about for years.

Recipe developed by Chef & Professional Home Economist Emily Richards in collaboration with the den Haan family.

Prep 15 MIN

Cook 35 MIN



Step 1

In a large saucepan, combine cauliflower and broth and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until cauliflower is very soft. Add 1 tsp (5 mL) of the spice blend and mash cauliflower with a potato masher. Return to a gentle simmer.

Step 2

Meanwhile, in another saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, remaining spice blend, salt and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk and cook, stirring constantly for about 8 minutes or until sauce starts to bubble and thicken slightly. Stir into cauliflower mixture and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring, for flavours to marry.

Step 3

Ladle soup into bowls and dollop with yogurt and sprinkle with parsley, if using to serve.


-For a smooth soup, purée with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender or food processor.

-For an added hit of flavour sprinkle on some aged cheddar or gouda to each bowl when serving.

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