Broccoli and Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Soup


Linda BONWILL Recipe

By Linda BONWILL lindabonwill


Rating:
Serves:
10-12
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
1 Hr
Comments:

This is my $10,000 winning soup recipe that got me to the final table at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.

Ingredients

5 Tbsp
olive oil, for sauteing
1
head, cauliflower, diced
10 c
broccoli, chopped
1 c
parsnips, diced
2 c
celery, diced
2 c
leeks, diced
2 clove
garlic, large, chopped
64 oz
chicken broth, low sodium
2 lb
velveeta sharp cheddar or original
8 oz
philadelphia cream cheese
1/2 stick
butter
salt and pepper, to taste
1
bottle sweet chili sauce (i like frank's red hot)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
2
Toss cauliflower with oil, salt and pepper. Place on cookie sheet. Bake until brown. Cauliflower can also be tossed with softened cream cheese to make creamy.
3
In large skillet, heat oil on medium. Add parsnips, celery, leeks, garlic and butter. Saute until soft.
4
Add broccoli and approx 2 cups broth to skillet. Cover and cook until soft.
5
In a large sauce pan, add 2 cups broth, Velveeta and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Heat on low, stirring.
6
Add contents of skillet to blender and puree, adding additional broth for easy pureeing.
7
Add broccoli to cheese sauce; whisk to prevent burning.
8
Add remaining broth to soup little at a time, to desired thickness. Season to taste.
9
Serve in individual bowls. Top with roasted cauliflower and drizzle with sweet chili sauce.

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10 Comments

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Ida Larson Seeker1948
Dec 18, 2012
Oh my gosh! I have made Wisconsin Beer-Cheese Soup for many years and my friends and family love it, but this looks like something they will love even better! The major plus is that yours is so much healthier than mine. I simply can't wait to try this soup, but it is going to have to wait till after the new year.

Congratulations on your awards and Congrats to J. a. P.!

I'm wishing everyone a Blessed Holiday Season.
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Nov 19, 2012 - Tiffany Bannworth shared this recipe with discussion group: For the Love of Husbands, Children, and From Scratch Cooking
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Debbie wright debbie110772
Nov 12, 2012
Thanx for posting it .. I was so hoping you would... Congrats you did awesome!!
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Lori McLain lmclain
Nov 11, 2012
This just wowed them all ! xxoo
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Linda BONWILL lindabonwill
Nov 9, 2012
Thank you everyone!!! This has been such a ride, I never want to get off...lol