Cauliflower & chestnut soup

This creamy, vegetarian soup, from Becky Lovatt, is a great way to use up leftover chestnuts, or use freshly roasted chestnuts for a more intense flavour

  • Prep:30 mins
    Cook:25 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 419
  • fat 26g
  • saturates 14g
  • carbs 32g
  • sugars 15g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 11g
  • salt 0.7g


  • ½ tbsp olive oil, plus a drizzle to serve
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large cauliflower (about 600g/ 1lb 5oz), cut into florets
  • 250ml milk
  • 850ml vegetable stock
  • 150ml double cream
  • 200g pack vacuum-packed chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 25g grated Parmesan or vegetarian alternative, to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onion. Cook over a gentle heat for 8-10 mins until the onion softens. Add the cauliflower, milk and stock. Bring to a simmer, cooking for 10-12 mins until the cauliflower is tender.

  2. Add the cream, season well and bring back to the boil. Take off the heat, throw in the chestnuts and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Taste and add more seasoning, if you like. To serve, top with shaved Parmesan, black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

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