CoffeeCrew Blog

Eat, drink and love...
like there is no tomorrow.
Because, hey, you never know!.

Instant Pot Spicy Cauliflower and Cheddar cream soup · Monday October 23, 2023 by colin newell

Spicy Cauliflower Cheese and Cream Soup

Winter time is the right time for soups — and our Cauliflower, Cheddar Cheese, Cream and Chili soup is delicious, satisfying and dreamy!

And while it is not yet winter, we can happily call this a harvest recipe – Andrea quipped that practically everything on the dinner table came with our hands and out of our garden — apart from the Cauliflower — I have yet to create the wonderful ones that I find at my local farmers market.

Stuff you are going to need!

• 1 medium head Cauliflower
• 1 tbsp Garlic
• 1 Sweet onion, small
• 1 fresh Jalapeño – chopped – seeds IN or OUT

Canned Goods

• 4 cups Chicken broth or vegetable broth


• 1/4 tsp Black pepper • 1/2 tsp Salt • 1/2 tsp Chili flakes


• 2 tbsp Olive oil


• 3/4 cup Milk or Table Cream! (Use the cream, trust me!)
• 1/2 cup Smoked Cheddar cheese
• 2 cups White cheddar cheese, sharp
• 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack cheese

Here’s how you do it!

In the insert of the Instant Pot, add olive oil and diced onions.

Using the Saute function, cook the onions for a couple of minutes until they begin to turn translucent.
Add minced garlic and stir for about thirty seconds, until it becomes fragrant.

Turn off the Saute function by pressing Cancel.

Add chopped cauliflower, broth, salt and pepper.

Select a cook time of five minutes at high pressure.

When the cook time is complete, perform a quick release of pressure.

After the pressure has released and the valve has dropped, carefully remove the lid and press Cancel to turn off the pressure cooker.

Use an immersion blender to puree the soup to your desired consistency.
Create a slurry by whisking together the cream.
Pour into the hot soup, stirring to combine. Allow this to thicken for a couple of minutes, stirring occasionally (if needed, you can use the Saute function to simmer the soup).

Add the shredded cheese combo, stirring until melted.

Serve, topped with additional shredded cheese and chives, if desired.

And now for your entertainment, some Hawaiian slack key guitar that I recorded after several trips to the Islands!


Comment Rules

We welcome all kinds of comments on the content herein - Have fun! No spam please or commercial links! We will out you!

  Textile help