CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP

Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I am madly in love with cauliflower--have been all my life. I love it any way you choose to serve it. This soup is easy and quick and delicious!
Recipe and photo: mypanera.panerabread.com


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Serves:

6

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 small
head cauliflower, cut into florets
1 Tbsp
olive oil
1 small
onion, chopped
1 stalk(s)
celery, chopped
1 c
chicken broth
1 1/2 c
half and half
1/2 tsp
dried thyme
1/8 tsp
ground black pepper
1 pinch
ground nutmeg
1 1/2 c
(6 oz.) shredded white cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.
2
Set aside 12 bite-size cauliflower florets. Coarsely chop remaining cauliflower and set aside.
3
Drop the 12 florets into the boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.
4
Heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped cauliflower, broth, half-and-half, thyme, pepper and nutmeg.
5
Cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender. Puree the soup in a blender and return to the pot.
6
Stir in the cheese and salt until the cheese melts and the soup is heated through, about 3 minutes.
7
Serve topped with the cauliflower florets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Soups, Vegetable Soup
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #cheesy, #SMOOTH, #silky