Winter is definitely upon on us and there’s no better way to keep warm during cold, rainy days than with a delicious soup. This Mushroom Cauliflower Soup recipe hits all the spots, with creamy cauliflower, tasty mushrooms, and oodles of cheddar cheese.

The soup is great as an appetiser for a dinner serving but can also make a great light meal for lunch or evenings. Recipe serves 2.


  • 30 ml of butter
  • 250 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely grated (optional)
  • 300 g cauliflower, sliced
  • 250 ml cream
  • 1 cup grated mature cheddar cheese, plus more for serving
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • A handful of chives, finely chopped


  1. Heat the butter in a medium-size pot over high heat. Add the mushrooms and fry until they start to soften. Don’t let them get too dark, and set a few aside at this point for garnish at the end.
  2. Add the garlic and stir for a minute, then add the cauliflower and cream. Cover and bring to a simmer, taking care not to let it boil over.
  3. Let it cook for about 5-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is tender. Transfer to a blender, then blend until very smooth.
  4. Add the cheddar and season to taste.
  5. Serve hot, topped with more cheese, a few of the saved mushrooms, and scattered chives.

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This Mushroom Cauliflower Soup Recipe is courtesy of The South African Mushroom Farmers’ Association. Check them out on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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