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Makeover Cauliflower Soup

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.

Makes

11 servings (2-3/4 quarts)

Creamy soups can be soul-warming and so very satisfying, and Doris Davis's Cauliflower Soup is no exception. The Hellertown, Pennsylvania reader writes, “I received this recipe from a friend, and over the years I have served it many times and for many occasions.”

Ingredients

  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large head cauliflower (2 pounds), broken into florets
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 3/4 cup fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, saute the celery, onion and carrot in butter for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
  2. In a blender, process vegetable mixture in batches until smooth. Return all to the pan. Heat over medium heat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into puree. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in the half-and-half, parsley, salt, dill and pepper. Heat through.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 106 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 641mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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