Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

I hope it's not too late for soups, because I just have to share this one. It's rich and creamy, and you would never guess that it's cauliflower! This is a popular soup at a local restaurant- Zupas, and I was determined to find a copycat recipe. I found this one at Amy's Yummy Food.  Don't be afraid to try it- it's yummy!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

2 Tb Butter
1 med Onion, chopped
1/4 C Flour
1/2 teas Salt
2 Cups Milk
3 1/2 Cups Water
5 Chicken Bouillon Cubes
1 Head Fresh Cauliflower or 1 Bag Frozen Cauliflower
1 teas Dijon Mustard
1 Cups Cheddar Cheese, shredded
1 Cups Pepper Jack Cheese or Provolone or Mozzarella, shredded/ whatever you like (I used ½ cup pepper jack, and ½ cup mozzarella)
Cheese and Bacon for toppings

In a large pan saute onion in butter until soft and golden brown. Whisk in flour and salt.
Gradually stir in milk, and water.
Add bouillon cubes and cauliflower.
Bring to a boil then reduce heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes until cauliflower is tender.
In a blender, (with center, top part removed, so the steam can vent) blend cauliflower at low speed in small batches until very smooth.
Return cauliflower mixture to pot and heat on medium until hot.
Stir in mustard and cheese, mix until cheese is melted and smooth.
Ladle into bowls and top with cheese and bacon.


1 comment:

  1. Ijust stopped by from SITS to say "hi" and I'm drooling. Wow that looks yummy!