Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Sharing a favorite soup recipe that is easy to make with fresh ingredients. The base is lightened up with chicken broth, pureed cauliflower and broccoli rather than heavy cream so definitely a figure friendly soup. The hearty flavor comes from the cheddar and parmesan cheese and balanced out with the tenderness of the bite sized broccoli for flavor and texture.

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Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

This healthy broccoli cauliflower soup is perfect for lunch as a main dish or served at dinner as a side. It's warm and hearty and full of flavor.
Course Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Author Melissa


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets chopped
  • 4 cups broccoli chopped
  • 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp red chili pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese shredded
  • 2 scoops unflavored protein powder optional


  • shredded cheese
  • scallions
  • bacon


  • Heat olive oil on medium heat in a large pot.
  • Add garlic and onions, sauté until onions are translucent, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add cauliflower, one cup broccoli, broth, thyme, red chili pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until cauliflower/broccoli are tender. Stir occasionally.
  • Transfer to a blender to puree or use an immersion blender.
  • Add unflavored protein powder at this time and continue to blend.
  • Transfer back to pot on medium/low heat.
  • Add the cheddar and parmesan cheese and stir well to combine.
  • Add in the three cups of remaining broccoli and cook for 10 minutes or until tender.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.


Top with shredded cheese, pepper, scallions and bacon.
Serve with salad and crunchy sourdough bread.
cheese cauliflower broccoli soup

– Melissa

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