Friday, February 21, 2014

Cauliflower Soup with Aged White Cheddar

Yum

Yep, it's still cold out there!
It's also still soup eating season...which I luv!

Here's another delicious soup recipe that is smooth and creamy with cauliflower!  Your kiddos will never know!

Ingredients:
1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
2 tablespoons oil
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon thyme, chopped
3 cups vegetable broth
1 1/2 cups aged white cheddar, shredded
1 cup milk or cream

Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil along with the salt and pepper and arrange them in a single layer on a large baking sheet.   
Roast the cauliflower in a preheated 400 degree oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat. 
Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.  Add the garlic and thyme.  Saute for an additional minute.  

Add the broth and cauliflower, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

Puree the soup until it reaches your desired consistency with a stick blender or pour into you normal blender.  Make sure to let some of the steam escape between pulses.

Mix in the cheese, let it melt and season with salt and pepper. 
Mix in the milk and remove from heat.


This soup is so creamy and you don't even realize you are eating cauliflower.  The white aged Cheddar gives a nice flavor to the soup too!  Serve it with some whole wheat crackers and you have a delicious lunch or dinner.  The recipe comes from Capitol Market in West Virginia.  Never been there but think it may be like Whole Foods?  Anyhow, love their soup recipe!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

Christine

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