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Instant Pot Cream of Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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Comforting, healthy and super delicious- that’s what this Instant Pot cream of cauliflower soup is all about! 

cream of cauliflower soup

Looking for a healthy and nutritious soup recipe that you can whip up for dinner? This Instant Pot recipe is just the perfect one, and ticks all the boxes! Go ahead and give it a read and get started on it right away! 

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The Health Benefits of Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower is one of the healthiest veggies out there- it is a cruciferous vegetable that is packed with B vitamins and fiber.

Plus, it is also loaded with antioxidants and phytonutrients that can fight free radicals and help your body fight against cancer. 

Adding more of it to your diet can help boost your digestive health, promote weight loss and also improve mental health, thanks to its choline content. 

If you’re following a low carb diet, this can be a great meal recipe to try out. 

Why Did My Cauliflower Soup Turn Grainy?

If you’ve made cauliflower soup earlier and it turned out grainy, as opposed to having that soft, creamy and smooth texture that you love, there could be a super simple reason why- you might not have cooked the cauliflower completely. 

When you’re following our recipe and cooking the cauliflower florets in the instant pot, make sure you check whether they are completely done before you blitz them.

Cutting the florets into smaller sizes and then cooking them can reduce your cooking time and also ensure that the cauliflower is completely cooked. 

cream of cauliflower soup

How Can I Thicken the Cauliflower Soup?

Did your cauliflower soup turn out runny and watery? Well, there’s actually a super easy way to fix that and get it to hit that perfect texture- creamy and delicious. First, avoid adding a larger amount of broth or stock- instead, reduce the amount by a cup size. 

If you’ve made the soup already and it has turned out runny, you can fix it by creating a simple cornflour slurry, gradually adding it to your soup while keeping it on high heat and cooking it for a few minutes until it thickens. 

How Can I Make My Soups More Flavorful?

Cauliflower soup, along with certain other soups, can, at times, end up tasteless and bland. If that’s something you tend to struggle with often, a few of these tricks can help! 

  • Add ingredients like garlic, shallots and thyme into the mix while cooking the cauliflower. 
  • You can also use other herbs and spices of your choice- a bay leaf, oregano, clove etc can really add a punch of flavor to an otherwise bland soup. 
  • Another great option is to add in some minced chillies while cooking the cauliflower. This will give your soup a spicy kick. 

More Instant Pot Soup Recipes

cream of cauliflower soup


Yield: 6 servings

Cauliflower Soup

Cauliflower Soup

Comforting, healthy and super delicious- that’s what this instant pot cream of cauliflower soup is all about! Go ahead and give it a try!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  1. Place the onion, garlic, cauliflower florets, olive oil  and broth into the Instant Pot. Close the lid and valve and set on high pressure for 12 minutes. 
  2. Manually release steam and open the lid and valve. Add the heavy cream and the white cheddar cheese and season with salt and pepper. 
  3. Stir until cheese has melted.
  4. With the help of an immersion blender process until smooth and creamy.



  • Can my dog have Cauliflower Soup? Cauliflower is good for your dog, as long as the center stem and leaves are removed and served in moderate amounts. However, although your dog can eat cauliflower, this soup is not suitable for your dog's health because it contains garlic and onion, ingredients that are toxic to dogs. Also, most dogs are lactose intolerant, so the cheese is not a recommended ingredient either. Better if you separate a little boiled and unseasoned cauliflower, but don't give it more than 10% of its dish in greens and vegetables. The rest of the plate must be completed with meat for your dog.
  • Can my cat have Cauliflower Soup? Cauliflower is a suitable vegetable for cats, without abusing it since in excess it can cause gases to pets. But a little of this food gives your cat antioxidants that help to take care of his health. And even so, your cat should not eat this recipe for cauliflower with cheese, mainly because of the number of ingredients that can cause an upset stomach, among these are onion, garlic, and the same cheese. If you want your cat to eat cauliflower, prepare a portion of this vegetable, separate from your soup.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 231Total Fat 18gSaturated Fat 9gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 45mgSodium 307mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 10g

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  • Jessica McCoy

    Jessica McCoy is a seasoned food blogger with 14+ years of experience in the industry. As a self-taught home cook, she enjoys creating and finetuning easy recipes that are fool proof and simple for anyone to make. Her expertise is in all things kitchen: cooking tips, air fryer recipes, Instant Pot and other pressure cooking recipes, and slow cooker recipes. Jessica was the previous owner of AllSheCooks, where she focused on easy every day recipes including budget friendly dinner recipes and desserts.

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