CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP

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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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP

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.

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About CAULIFLOWER CHEESE SOUP

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




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