Broccoli and Roasted Cauliflower Cheese Soup

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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)

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Linda BONWILL Recipe
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Englewood, FL (pop. 125,635)
Member Since Apr 2012
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This is my $10,000 winning soup recipe that got me to the final table at the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.
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Heat oven to 350 degrees.
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.
In large skillet, heat oil on medium. Add parsnips, celery, leeks, garlic and butter. Saute until soft.
Add broccoli and approx 2 cups broth to skillet. Cover and cook until soft.
In a large sauce pan, add 2 cups broth, Velveeta and Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Heat on low, stirring.
Add contents of skillet to blender and puree, adding additional broth for easy pureeing.
Add broccoli to cheese sauce; whisk to prevent burning.
Add remaining broth to soup little at a time, to desired thickness. Season to taste.
Serve in individual bowls. Top with roasted cauliflower and drizzle with sweet chili sauce.

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user Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011 - Nov 8, 2012
I love love love soup and this sound so good!! Pinched...and congrats again on your BIG win!!!! WTG!
user Christine Fernandez SuperMom77 - Nov 8, 2012
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user Linda BONWILL lindabonwill - Nov 8, 2012
You are all very welcome!!! Enjoy!!!
user susan simons imbossmare - Nov 8, 2012
Thank you for posting your soup recipe. Congrats.
user Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Nov 9, 2012
No wonder you won! This sounds wonderful. Thanks.

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