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Favorite Cream of Cauliflower Soup

 Favorite Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Jessica Bellis from Dacono, Colorado advises: "If you wish to make a main dish of this substantial soup, accompany it with a loaf of whole grain bread, sliced cheese or ham, and a basket of tomatoes."
3 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 small head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Dash white pepper
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, combine the broth, cauliflower, onion and thyme.
  • Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-10 minutes or
  • until cauliflower is tender. Cool slightly. In a blender, process
  • cauliflower mixture until smooth; set aside.
  • In the same saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour and seasonings until
  • smooth; gradually add cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2
  • minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in cauliflower mixture
  • and cheese. Heat through (do not boil). Yield: 3 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 cup (prepared with reduced-sodium chicken broth and reduced-fat butter) equals 223 calories, 16 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 67 mg cholesterol, 623 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 10 g protein.