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cauliflower cheese soup

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ellen Gwaltney Bales
Indianapolis, IN

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:

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For cauliflower cheese soup

  • 1 sm
    head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 sm
    onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk
    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

How To Make cauliflower cheese soup

  • 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.