Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

A delicious and creamy cauliflower soup that tastes identical to Zupas!

Zupas Wisconsin cauliflower soup in a white bowl garnished with shredded cheese and sliced bacon with a spoon on the side.

Me and the hubby usually go on our dates in the afternoons. The boys are both in school and we just have the baby at home with us. And by dates I mean  going to Costco and Cafe Zupas. But we love spending time together and our favorite place to grab some lunch is at Zupas. If you live anywhere near a Zupas then I am sure you have been to one and know of its amazingness! From their amazing paninis, to the salads, to the soup, you can’t go wrong. It is incredible!

Last year my hubby ordered this Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup. He gave me one bite and I was hooked! This probably isn’t a soup that I would have ordered. Now I order it every single time. My hubby has been wanting to make it at home for some time now. He was so excited that I finally made it. Tasted just like Zupas. It was amazing. I love when you can hide a veggie in a soup and the kids still love it! Creamy and delicious and topped with my favorite toppings.


Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

A delicious and creamy cauliflower soup that tastes identical to Zupas!

Course Dinner, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American


  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 3 T butter
  • 2 pounds cauliflower chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 2 C half and half
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 C sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 C pepper jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Optional Toppings:

  • Green Onions
  • Bacon Bits
  • Additional Cheese


  1. In a large pot, melt 3 T butter and cook the chopped onion until translucent and golden brown. Whisk in the flour. Gradually stir in half and half, water and chicken broth.
  2. Add the chopped cauliflower and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium low and allow the cauliflower to cook until tender about 15 minutes.
  3. In a blender with the center of the top removed to allow steam to escape, blend the soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pot.
  4. Heat soup to medium heat and add in dijon mustard and cheese and stir until melted. Serve with optional toppings.
Nutrition Facts
Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 830mg35%
Potassium 678mg19%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 16g32%
Vitamin A 816IU16%
Vitamin C 80mg97%
Calcium 404mg40%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Wow, this soup looks sensational. I love the idea of using PepperJack cheese and bacon bits to amp up the flavors. Now that fall has finally arrived in Texas, I’ll have to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Corn starch works well.I I think you can put it directly into half and half then add it to your pan. Is corn starch a gluten product?

  2. After preparing this soup yesterday, my husband and I both thought it was a bit bland for our tastes. I added 1 teaspoon of white pepper and it really kicked up the flavor. Next time I think I will not puree all of the soup so that it’s a little chunky.

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