The Low Carb Jumpstart

Delene's Mama's Depression-Era Cauliflower Soup

Carbs: 14g

“[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.


5 mins


30 mins




  • 1
    Large Head Cauliflower OR
  • 20 oz
    Frozen cauliflower florets (optional)
     Can sometimes find at Dollar stores
  • 4 tbsp
  • 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

  1. Cut your head of cauliflower into quarters.

  2. Place in pot with 3 cups water and steam until soft and cooked through.

Microwave Instructions

  1. If using frozen steamable cauliflower, prepare in microwave using package instructions.

  2. Strain water from cooked cauliflower.

Mix Instructions

  1. Add butter, evaporated milk, almond milk, garlic powder, and onion powder.

  2. Use a masher to puree the ingredients to a chunky soup, or pour mixture into a blender for a smooth and creamy soup.

  3. Warm the soup through on stovetop or microwave.

  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.