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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

Happy New Year!  I'm kicking this year off with this savory soup...

So I promised to make this soup a while ago and finally got around to it . . . and am sure glad I did.  This soup is super yummy.  I'll admit, it's not exactly like Zuppa's Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup, but close enough!  It was fun to make--the kids helped put the cauliflower in and watch it blend into liquid.  And they loved it too!  So here's another soup recipe to make before Spring comes! (Pair this soup with this sandwich here - you'll be in heaven!)


ingredients

2 T butter
1 med onion, chopped
1/4 c all purpose flour
1/2 t salt
2 c milk
1 can chicken broth
1 head cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 t Dijon mustard
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
1 c pepper jack cheese

instructions
In a 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 min, stirring occasionally.  Stir in flour and salt; cook 2 min, stirring frequently.  Gradually stir in milk, broth, and 1 1 /2 cups water; add cauliflower and heat to boiling over high heat.  Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 10 min.  In blender (with center part of blender-cover removed to allow steam to escape), blend cauliflower mixture at low speed in small batches until very smooth.  Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan; heat over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally.  Remove saucepan from heat; stir in mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted and smooth.  Garnish soup with remaining cheese to serve.

What are you cooking in 2011?

3 comments:

Emily said...

That sounds yummy Gina! I am cooking very little in 2011, which explains my lack of posts. Maybe February will be better...

Gina Louise said...

We all have droughts :) I'm just excited that I'm tied with Ariel for food posts!!

Shawnee said...

I made this soup tonight...so good! It's a keeper!