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Favorite Cauliflower Soup

 Favorite Cauliflower Soup
We use this rich and filling soup as a meal in itself. Accompanied by a salad and rolls, it makes a fine luncheon. It also makes a very nice prelude for your dinner menu when you entertain.
8 ServingsPrep: 5 min. Cook: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 5 cups)
  • 2/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Minced chives or fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, bring 1-in. of water and cauliflower to a boil.
  • Reduce heat; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until tender. Drain
  • and reserve liquid; set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Add flour;
  • cook and stir until bubbly. Add broth; bring to a boil over medium
  • heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Reduce heat; stir in 1 cup cooking liquid, cream and Worcestershire
  • sauce. Stir in cauliflower and salt. Remove from the heat. Add
  • cheese and stir until melted. Sprinkle with chives or parsley.
  • Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 221 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 16 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 60 mg cholesterol, 652 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 8 g protein.