Roasted Cauliflower & Aged White Cheddar Soup

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Servings: 4

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 or chicken broth or chicken stock *
  • 1 1/2 cups aged white cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil along with the salt and pepper, arrange them in a single layer on a large baking sheet and roast in a preheated 400F/200C oven until lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a large sauce pan over medium heat, add the onion and saute until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add the garlic and thyme and saute until fragrant, about a minute.
  4. Add the broth, deglaze the pan, add the cauliflower, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.
  5. Puree the soup until it reaches your desired consistency with a stick blender.
  6. Mix in the cheese, let it melt without bringing it to boil again.
  7. Mix in the milk, season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

Tips

  • Slow Cooker: Implement step 1, optionally implement steps 2 & 3, place everything except the cheese and milk in the slow cooker and cook on low for 6-10 hours or high for 2-4 hours before adding the cheese and milk and cooking until the cheese has melted.
  • The amount of broth that you are going to need will depend on how large your head of cauliflower is and how thick or thin you prefer the soup to be.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts: Calories 214, Fat 11.2g (Saturated 3.5g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 14mg, Sodium 372mg, Carbs 13.1g (Fiber 3.2g, Sugars 6.6g), Protein 16.2g

This condensed recipe was found first on ClosetCooking.com. I do not own the photos or recipe. Thank you for sharing!

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