Cheddar Cauliflower Beer Soup

  • Author: Kate Jackson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Lunch
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


Cauliflower, beer and cheese team up to make a hearty, creamy soup in this easy and quick recipe!


  • 1 onion, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 14 ounces chicken broth
  • 12 ounces beer
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 slice bread, processed into breadcrumbs in your food processor
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Heat butter over medium heat in deep heavy saucepan. Add onions and Worcestershire and cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower, beer and broth, bring to a simmer and cook until cauliflower is tender about another 25 minutes.
  3. Meantime make breadcrumbs: heat oil in a small frying pan over medium high heat, add breadcrumbs and stir until golden. Add a pinch of salt and pepper and set aside.
  4. When cauliflower is very tender, puree mixture with an immersion or regular blender until smooth. Add cheese and stir over medium heat until melted.
  5. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into bowls, garnish with breadcrumbs, parsley and ground pepper and serve.