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Cauliflower Potato Soup with Smoked Gouda

5 from 2 votes
Carol | From A Chef's Kitchen
Cauliflower Potato Soup with Smoked Gouda is creamy and comforting with a touch of smoky flavor. It's a soup everyone will love!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Soups and Stews
Cuisine Dutch
Servings 6
Calories 563 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 large Russet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 large head cauliflower cut into large florets
  • 4-5 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 2 cups shredded smoked Gouda cheese
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • Cooked crumbled bacon for garnish (optional)
  • Chives for garnish (optional)
  • Paprika for garnish (optional)
  • Roasted cauliflower for garnish (optional)


  • Heat oil and butter over medium-high heat in a Dutch oven or other soup pot.
  • Add the onion, reduce heat to medium-low and cook for 5-7 minutes or until beginning to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook briefly, 10-15 seconds or until fragrant.
  • Add the wine and bring to a boil. Boil for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add the potatoes, cauliflower and 4 cups of the chicken broth. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer 20-25 minutes or until potatoes and cauliflower are very tender.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cream.
  • Add the cheese by the handful, stirring well after each addition.
  • Puree with an immersion blender until smooth or in a food processor or blender, being careful with hot liquids. If the soup is extremely thick, add additional chicken broth as needed to thin it out.
  • Season to taste with salt and white pepper.
  • Serve garnished with optional bacon, chives, paprika or roasted cauliflower florets.


MAKE AHEAD:  Can be made 1-2 days ahead.  Reheat very gently in a saucepan on the stovetop over medium-low heat until heated through.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 118mg | Sodium: 1283mg | Potassium: 1233mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 749IU | Vitamin C: 88mg | Calcium: 638mg | Iron: 2mg

These are estimated values generated from a nutritional database using unbranded products. Please do your own research with the products you're using if you have a serious health issue or are following a specific diet.

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