Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup

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Just look at this silky-smooth cup of soup made with cauliflower, leeks, potatoes, and sharp Irish cheese.

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Best Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day!

I’ve always been impressed with the things the Irish can do with the most humble of vegetables.

Today’s Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup is a perfect example of Irish culinary ingenuity. It’s rustic, yet rich and elegant, with an underlying tang of aged cheese.

LOVE! Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day!

To make Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup, simply sauté onions and leeks in butter. Then add cauliflower and one russet potato, and boil in broth.

Once the cauliflower and potato are soft, puree the soup and stir in shredded cheese. The potato acts as the glue that binds the cauliflower and cheese together into a creamy soup that tastes of Ireland!

The Best Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day!

Add a little dill to freshen up the flavor and you have an irresistible Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup that would make a fabulous addition to your Saint Patrick’s Day menu.

The Best Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe for Saint Patrick's Day!
5 from 7 votes

Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup Recipe - A simple vegetarian soup made with fresh cauliflower, leeks, potato and Irish Dubliner cheese!
Servings: 8
Nutrition Facts
Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 229 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 1081mg 45%
Potassium 618mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 9g 18%
Vitamin A 18.7%
Vitamin C 69.9%
Calcium 23.6%
Iron 10.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  • 3 tablespoons Irish butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 leeks, whites only
  • 1 head cauliflower (large), cut into florets
  • 1 large russet potato, peeled and chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 7 ounces Irish Dubliner cheese, or sharp cheddar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Prep the vegetables. For the leeks, cut the green tops off. Then cut the white ends in half and wash them thoroughly. (Leeks have a tendency to have sand in the layers.) Chop them into into small pieces.

  2. Set a large sauce pot over medium heat. Add the butter, oil, onions, and leeks. Sauté for 3-4 minutes. Then add the cauliflower florets, potatoes, broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper. Bring to a boil. Then lower the heat a little and simmer for 20 minutes, or until the cauliflower and potatoes are fork tender. Meanwhile, shred the cheese.
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until very smooth. Then blend in the shredded cheese. Stir in the fresh dill, then taste and salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

NOTE: Don't have an immersion blender? Puree the soup in a standard blender jar in small batches. Just make sure to open the vent in the lid and cover the lid with a dish towel for safety. Hot soup expands when pureed and can blast out. Be careful!

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9 comments on “Irish Creamy Cauliflower Soup

  1. Jocelynposted February 21, 2019 at 10:46 am Reply

    I’m always looking for new and delicious ways to enjoy cauliflower!  I love how creamy and rich this soup is!!!

  2. Tanya Schroederposted February 20, 2019 at 11:31 am Reply

    This soup looks so rich and creamy! I love it!

  3. Alliposted February 20, 2019 at 8:59 am Reply

    Cauliflower soup has always been a hit at our house. Can’t wait to make this again. 

  4. Lexeeposted February 19, 2019 at 11:56 pm Reply

    This soup is amazing! Just bought more cauliflower!!

  5. Jessicaposted February 19, 2019 at 11:10 pm Reply

    Yum! This looks amazing, can’t wait to make it! 

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  7. Cherylposted March 18, 2018 at 9:29 pm Reply

    Delicious. I made it the day before to let the flavors marry. I shredded the cheese ahead but did not put it in until before I heated to serve. Everyone loved the soup. I was afraid the cheese might get congealed-looking, but we had leftovers the next day and the taste and texture were good. I added minced dill and minced chives to each bowl before serving. Two thumbs up for this recipe. 

  8. Maria Lichtyposted March 3, 2017 at 1:55 pm Reply

    Sounds like a delicious bowl of soup!

  9. Julie @ Running in a Skirtposted March 3, 2017 at 8:50 am Reply

    The dill in this is so lovely!!! What a great dinner!