Delene’s Mama’s Depression-Era Cauliflower Soup

“[I] grew up with cauliflower soup…mom grew up in the Depression and could cook lots of things with cauliflower.”
Submitted by Delene, member of the MCT2D Patient Advisory Board.
Stovetop or microwave friendly.
Print Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 Medium to large pot
  • 1 Stove or hot plate
  • 1 Microwave If using microwave, no need for stove or pot
  • 1 Large microwavable bowl
  • 1 Potato masher
  • 1 Blender (to puree) Optional


  • 1 Large Head Cauliflower OR
  • 20 oz Frozen cauliflower florets (optional) Can sometimes find at Dollar stores
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 12 oz can Evaporated Milk
  • 1-2 cup Unsweetened almond milk or regular milk Can sometimes find at Dollar stores
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder Can find at Dollar stores
  • 1 tsp Onion powder Can find at Dollar stores
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cheddar or Parmesan cheese Grated on top as garnish
  • Green onions Sliced, on top as garnish


Stovetop Instructions

  • Cut your head of cauliflower into quarters.
  • Place in pot with 3 cups water and steam until soft and cooked through.

Microwave Instructions

  • If using frozen steamable cauliflower, prepare in microwave using package instructions.
  • Strain water from cooked cauliflower.

Mix Instructions

  • Add butter, evaporated milk, almond milk, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Use a masher to puree the ingredients to a chunky soup, or pour mixture into a blender for a smooth and creamy soup.
  • Warm the soup through on stovetop or microwave.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Carbohydrates: 14gProtein: 7g
Keyword low-carb
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