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Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe
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Cauliflower Cheddar Soup Recipe

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When I created this soup at the last minute for an impromptu ice skating party, it was a hit. This is a good solid meal in and of itself. Just serve it with a crusty loaf of bread and you'll be warm inside and out.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 30 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken in florets
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, curry powder and white pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 220 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 912 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, onion, broth and bouillon. Cover and cook over medium heat until the vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk. Cook and stir until bubbly. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes longer or until thickened. Reduce heat; add cheese and seasonings. Pour into cauliflower mixture. Simmer slowly for 30 minutes (do not boil). Yield: 6-8 servings (2 quarts).
Originally published as Cauliflower Cheese Soup in Country Extra November 1995, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 220 calories, 14 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 912 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 12 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 9, 2015

"Outstanding and filling soup! My kids request this often!"

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Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"This is an easy recipe which provides a fantastic soup. My daughter in law does not like to try different vegetable recipes. She tried this and absolutely loved it. I may cut back on the onion a bit though. This is a great soup for type 1 diabetics to have for lunch."

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Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"I cut recipe in 1/2 and used 1/2 broccoli and 1/2 cauliflower. I mixed in some mashed potatoes and gouda and smoked gouda cheeses. Delicious!"

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Reviewed Jan. 28, 2015

"We liked it but it seems to be lacking something. Perhaps I will master it in the future."

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Reviewed Dec. 21, 2014

"This is very nummy! I didn't have cayenne and omitted the curry. Did cinnamon in place like someone else suggested. And melted down a sharp cheddar cheese spread instead of shredded cheese (doing all the same steps with the flower, butter and milk). So easy to make!"

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