Aunt Sandy’s Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

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Doesn’t Broccoli Cauliflower Soup sound delicious for a wintry day? Aunt Sandy’s version is full of vegetables and cheese. Yum!

Broccoli Cauliflower Soup Life as Mom

When I was a child, my family spent each summer driving from California to Minnesota and back again. My parents were from Minnesota and so we spent a month or two visiting the grandparents and our many aunts and uncles and cousins each year.

Most of my relatives are fabulous cooks, so it was always an eating adventure. I made pie with my Gramma John and snuck donuts out of her freezer when she wasn’t looking. I ate Aunt Peg’s Scotcharoo Bars like they were going out of style. I woke up early on a summer morning so that I could eat cinnamon rolls as big as my head.

One summer my Aunt Sandy welcomed us to her South Dakota home with a big pot of this Broccoli Caulifower Soup. It was so warm and comforting. Yum! I can still picture her cozy kitchen on that rainy afternoon.

With her permission, I’m sharing it with you, with slight adaptations.

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  1. Angela Shrader says:

    Yum!!! Thanks for sharing! I love putting broc and caul in my vegetable/beef soup (tomato base) 🙂 Love my veggies!

  2. Soup is one of my favorite things to eat when it’s cold. I made a variation of the famous Italian sausage, kale and, potato soup for supper tonight and had a delicious cheddar and potato soup last week.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love creamy broccoli cheese soup, so I bet this will be good! I may have to wait till next week, though, ’cause I don’t have any cream cheese, cauliflower or celery and I’ve already spent this week’s grocery budget. :-/

  4. I add broccoli and cauliflower to our potato soup, but I’ll bet we’d like this recipe, too!

  5. MMM, I love soup, can’t wait to see what gets linked up!

  6. We eat a lot of soup during the winter, so I’m always looking for new ideas.

    thanks for the linky.

  7. Thank you for hosting. I have already bookmarked a couple of these soups people have shared. What a great collection this week so far! I’ll have to check in again tomorrow to see what else others have shared.
    This week I shared my loaded baked potato soup. I’m actually making it on Saturday.

  8. Yum! I think you’ve solved my dinner dilemma tonight. But I might make it straight cauliflower soup because I don’t have any broccoli in my fridge today. Can’t wait!
    I shared recipes for two of my favorite soups: baked potato and taco! Can’t go wrong with either one of them. Thanks for the linky!

  9. Gillian says:

    I make this exact recipe all the time except mine doesn’t have cream cheese. Does that make it creamier or something?

  10. Jennifer J says:

    Hi! I made this last night. Is it supposed to be really thin consistency? I am used to Broccoli Cheese soup that is thicker. Also, it was a little bland for you add any seasonings? Thanks!

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      Mine is incredibly thick, so I am surprised that it was thin for you. Hmmm…. and yes, I forgot to add the season with salt and pepper part. My apologies on that!

  11. I love cream soups and this one sounds SO tasty; can’t wait to try it! We live in South Dakota, too. With the way everyone knows everyone else out here I wouldn’t be surprised if we knew your aunt or knew someone who knows her! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  12. Yum! This looks so good, and sounds especially appetizing with snow softly falling outside my window right now. 🙂 I am eating dairy-free right now – I wonder if I could sub in almond milk and corn starch for the cream cheese to thicken it?

    • Jessica Fisher says:

      If I were making it dairy free, I would use oil for the butter, omit the cheeses and use more chicken broth instead of milk. The flour will thicken it just fine. Hope that helps!

  13. I made this tonight and it tastes amazing. And I don’t cook. We’ve had a string of visitors for the last 3 weeks. Today I was alone and there was milk in the fridge. I don’t drink milk. I googled “what to do with left over milk” and this recipe appeared. As it happened there was a head of cauliflower in the fridge too. No broccoli but it’s still great. Thank you.

  14. kelly says:

    Can i puree out the chunks?

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