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Friday, March 1, 2013

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Have you ever eaten Cream of Cauliflower Soup from a resturant?...ITS "usually" amazing (I have never had any that I didn't love)!! This Creamy Cauliflower Soup "resembles" that yummy flavorful soup that you get when you go out to dinner. Its packed full of warm, comfy, cheesy flavor and just melts
right in your mouth...If (or when) I am sick, I think this will be my soup of choice
 (instead of chicken noodle soup). It just screams "comfort food" to me and warms your entire body
as it slides down your throat...your mouth does a little happy dance and so does your family! 
Its a "win, win" kind of night when you serve this for dinner!

 Creamy Cauliflower Soup
3 T. butter
1/2 onion, chopped
1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. salt
1 c. half and half
1 c. milk
1 1/2 c. water
2 c. chicken broth
1 head cauliflower, chopped in small pieces
2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 c. shredded pepper jack cheese
1/4 t. cayenne pepper

Melt butter in a sauce pan and add chopped onion. Saute' until onion is golden brown. Add flour and stir to make a roux. Slowly add all liquid, stirring continually with a whisk. Add chopped cauliflower. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until cauliflower is tender (this will depend on the size of pieces). Place soup into blender, blend until smooth. Pour back into saucepan, continue to heat. Stir in cheese's and cayenne pepper. Stir completely. Top with grated cheese and serve hot.

Julie~

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