Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar

12 Jan

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  • 2 tablespoons  butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large  onion,diced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups  chicken broth
  • 1 large head cauliflower – golden color cauliflower if possible, cut into small florets
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1/2 cup  sherry
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Croutons and minced parsley for garnish

In a heavy bottom put, cook the onion in the butter and olive oil until it’s softened. Stir in the flour and cook 1 minute. Add in the broth, about 3/4 of the cauliflower, salt, cayenne and mustard.

Let the soup simmer for 15 -20 minutes, until the cauliflower is very soft.

Puree the mixture using a hand immersion blender.

Add in remaining small florets and cook until tender.

Stir in the milk, cheese and sherry. Bring the soup to a simmer, do not boil.

Taste for seasoning and readjust with cayenne and salt. Serve with croutons and minced parsley.

4 Responses to “Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Cheddar”

  1. Dennis January 13, 2013 at 1:00 am #

    I just made this soup and it brought back memories of FNES 101. It’s sooooo good. Thanks for sharing. Although I will admit I did add extra cheese.

    • lemreg January 13, 2013 at 5:02 am #

      Miss you guys! What a great class, this is where we discovered this remember? I’ve been making it ever since, I tweaked it a bit. With more cheese :c)

  2. Mary January 26, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    Tried the cauliflower soup and loved it! Didn’t change anything in the recipe. I will be trying your chocolate cookies over the weekend too.

    • lemreg January 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

      Isnt it the best? Make that a few times a month and it always goes – glad you liked it Mary!

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