Saturday, March 12, 2011

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Recently a friend asked me for my cauliflower soup recipe.  I had to go searching because I haven't made it in such a long time.  But she made it and told me how good it is...and now I feel the need to make it again!  Since I had the recipe handy, I decided to post!

Creamy Cauliflower Soup
1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets (about 5 cups)
2/3 c chopped onion
1/4 c butter
1/4 c flour
2 c chicken broth
2 c half and half
1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3/4 tsp salt
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
In large pan, bring one inch water and cauliflower to boil.  Cover and cook till cauliflower is tender.  Drain and reserve liquid.  Set aside.
In the same pan, cook onion in butter.  Cook and stir until tender.  Add chicken broth and bring to boil.  Reduce heat and cook over medium heat until it thickens.
Add 1 c cooking broth and Worcestershire sauce.  Stir in cooked cauliflower and salt. Using immersion blender or potato masher, blend (or mash) cauliflower a bit.  (I still leave some chunkiness to the soup, but blend a little.)
Remove from heat and add cheese and bacon.  Stir till cheese is melted and soup is smooth.
Remove from heat and serve.

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