So much for fall, yesterday we had our first real snowfall. We’ve had a few flurries and flakes during the last week, but not enough to play in. Yesterday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland, and there were squeals of delight from my kiddos. It is supposed to continue snowing until next week, and probably longer, so I made soup for lunch. I’ve been planning on trying to make soup and bread for lunch on most days in an effort to keep tummies filled with nutritious, inexpensive, and most importantly, warm soup. When I was a child, one of my favourite foods was cauliflower cheese (I grew up in England), and I was thrilled to pieces when I found a recipe for cauliflower cheese soup. I was skeptical at first, but as soon as I made it, I was in love. One of the big draws for me is that it is pureed, so some of my pickier kids can’t complain when they see a bowl full of veggies, nothing to see here folks. Just a creamy white pureed soup that is delicious. I can’t remember where I found the recipe as I scrawled it on a piece of paper quite a while ago. I just couldn’t handle making soup in 90 degree weather, but now that the bitter winds and snow have arrived, it’s perfect. One batch makes enough for all six of us, and goes really well with oatmeal bread. In an effort to spread the cauliflower cheese love, I wanted to share the recipe. I’d love to hear if any of you try it and like it.
Cauliflower Cheese Soup
- 1Tbsp. butter
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 1 large cauliflower, chopped
- 1 large potato, peeled and diced
- 3 cups of chicken broth
- 1 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- salt/pepper to taste
- Melt butter in a pan and saute the onions until soft.
- Add cauliflower, potato, broth, and milk, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer, uncovered, for approx. 30 minutes or until the veggies are soft.
- Remove the soup from the heat and stir in the cheese until it melts.
- Blend well, and enjoy!
I use my immersion blender to blend the soup right in the pan, but if you use a blender, remember not to fill it more than about 2/3 full and to remove the plug from the top and cover it with a towel, because a boiling hot soup explosion is definitely not a good thing.