Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Cauliflower Soup

Hey All,

Asher ate this up!  He loved it so much- he kept holding his bowl up and asking for more :).  I added a few more things to it but it was pretty good. Comes from Taste of Home magazine.

1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
1 medium carrot- shredded (I just had the pre-shredded bag already)
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 1/2 cups water
2 tsp vegetable or chicken bouillon granules ( I used 2 beef bouillon cubes)

3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper (I did 1/4)
2 cups milk
1 cup cheddar cheese
1/2 to 1 tsp hot sauce
(I also added Parmesan cheese(1/4 cup or so) and mozzarella cheese (about 1/2 a cup)- I was looking for a way to thicken it some but I love cheese too :) )

- In a large saucepan combine cauliflower, carrot, celery, water and bouillon.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender (do not drain)

- In another large saucepan melt butter.  Then stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth; gradually add the milk and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Reduce heat.  Stir in cheese until melted.  Add hot sauce if desired.  Stir into cauliflower mixture.

Hope you like this one! Serve with some bread and enjoy! Happy cooking!