ELLEN'S CREAMY CAULIFLOWER & LEEK SOUP

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Ellen Bales

By
@Starwriter

I love, love, love cauliflower in all shapes and forms, and this soup is SO creamy and delicious! It was originally a recipe from the Green Bean Delivery Company, but I have made several changes and made it my own. Enjoy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
4-6
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 1 large
    leek
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1/2
    head cauliflower, cored and divided into large florets
  • 2 c
    vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 1 c
    sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 c
    mild cheddar jack cheese, shredded

How to Make ELLEN'S CREAMY CAULIFLOWER & LEEK SOUP

Step-by-Step

  1. Halve the leeks lengthwise, then slice them into half-moon shapes about 1/2 inch thick (use white and light green parts only). In a colander, rinse the leeks thoroughly to remove any dirt between layers.
  2. In a large pot, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add the leeks and cook, stirring frequently, until they are tender--do not let them brown.
  3. Add the cauliflower, broth, and half and half and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cook until the cauliflower is fall-apart tender, about 25 minutes. Add the sour cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and return the soup to a boil. Remove from heat.
  4. If you prefer a thinner soup, use a blender or food processor and puree the soup as finely or coarsely as you like it. If needed, thin to desired consistency with milk or water.
  5. If you prefer a chunkier soup, as I do, simply chop the tender cauliflower florets gently with a wooden spoon while in the pot.
  6. Add the cheese to the soup while it is hot, and stir until cheese is melted.

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About ELLEN'S CREAMY CAULIFLOWER & LEEK SOUP

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




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