Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Makeover Caulliflower Soup

I love a good soup on a cold winter day, and although this hasn't been your traditional winter there have still been some cold days so I was looking through one of my cookbooks for a new soup recipe and stumbled upon this one in a Taste of Home cookbook for Makeover Cauliflower Soup.  I love the creaminess of this soup and the vegetables give it a nice healthy bonus.

Ingredients: 2 celery ribs, chopped, 1 small onion, chopped, 1 medium carrot, chopped, 2 T. butter, 1 large head cauliflower, 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, 1/2 cup flour, 2 cups milk, 3/4 cup half-and-half, 1 T. minced parsley, 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. dill weed, 1/4 tsp. white pepper.

In a dutch oven, saute celery, onion and carrot in butter for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. 
Stir in cauliflower and broth; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender.  Cool slightly. 
In a blender, process vegetable mixture in batches until smooth.
Return to pan and heat over medium heat.  In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir into puree.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.  Reduce heat; stir in the half-and-half, parsley, salt, dill and pepper.  Heat through.  Yield: 11 servings
Dish up and add some crackers and maybe a slice of homemade bread and you'll have a great lunch on a cold, winter day.
This post was linked to: 2 Maids a Baking on 2 Maids a Milking, Tasty Tuesday on Beauty and Bedlam, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed with Grace, Hearth N' Soul, Made from Scratch Tuesday on From Mess Hall to Bistro, It's a Blog Party33 Shades of Green, Trick or Treat Tuesday with Inside BruCrew Life,  and NapTime Creations Tasty Tuesday Party.


Jennifer Lawson said...

This couple looks amazing. I love cauliflower and I want to make a cauliflower soup very soon to get me through the dreary winter months here in Seattle! How did yours turn out?

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

This sounds really delicious and comforting, and I like the addition of the other vegetables as well. They would give a lovely balanced flavour. Thank you for sharing your recipe.

Emily Thompson said...

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Jocelyn said...

I am cold right now and this bowl looks so warm and inviting. I love that is made with cauliflower...it has to be healthy with all that in it:-)