Southwestern Cauliflower and Ham Soup

Southwestern Cauliflower and Ham Soup


"Serve hot with a slice of cheese bread. Enjoy!"


30 m servings 345 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 345 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 25.9 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 18.8 g
  • 38%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 750 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion in oil until just beginning to brown. Pour in broth and bring to a boil. Stir in cauliflower, bring to a boil again and cook until cauliflower is tender, 2 to 5 minutes.
  2. Remove half of cauliflower mixture and puree in a blender or food processor until smooth. Return to pot with ham and cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Stir in potato flakes and heat through. Serve topped with cilantro.
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  1. 59 Ratings


This can be made better by eliminating the potato flakes and cooking up medium diced potatoes. Add after cauliflower is cooked. Save the cheese out and let each person add what they want to. Sav...

I found this quite good and very well-received by those who liked a little spice. It was easy, especially with a hand blender which I used to blend all the cauliflower. I used a little more th...

This soup is wonderful! I made it last night in anticipation of our sub-zero weather coming up. I added sliced mushrooms, zucchini, and green peas to the soup after I pureed some of the caulif...

Excellent soup!! Thank you so much for this recipe. I was looking for a recipe to use up the leftover ham from Christmas, however, I don't care for the traditional ham and bean soup. I follow...

Excellent soup! Based on previous reviews, I used an additional cup of chicken broth for the cauliflower, and when it came time to add the ham & cheese, I made a paste with 1/2c milk & some flou...

Made this today. Previous reviews said it was bland so I did make a few changes because I like soup with a lot of flavor. I also needed to use up a few veggies that were in the fridge. I saute...

Good, but I had to add nearly a cup of potato flakes to get a thick soup. I prefer a more traditional thickening method--roux and milk and/or chicken broth would give a smoother texture. Potat...

Really super easy soup and if you leave out the potato flakes, it's lower in carbs, too. I doubled the recipe so that I could use a mammoth head of cauliflower. I cooked the cauliflower in the b...

I eliminated that potato flakes and added a diced potato, BUT the cheese isn't a good idea, very messy, instead I would substitute Cheez Whiz instead next time....had some left over corn I added...