Soups and Sauces - Cauliflower and Cheddar Soup




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sandyfanny
07-30-2010, 06:12 PM
Cauliflower Soup

1/2 head of cauliflower, washed and cut into florets
2 T. olive oil
2 cups of chicken broth (I use reduced sodium)
1/2 - 1 c. heavy cream
grated sharp cheese (as much as you like - I use about 1/2 c.)
chopped onion (I use maybe 1/2 cup)

In a large saucepan, sautee the onion in olive oil 'til it's soft over med - low heat. *Add the cauliflower and sautee it with the onions 'til the cauliflower shows a little golden color (about 7 min.) Add the chicken broth, cover saucepan and simmer until the cauliflower is soft. Let the mixture cool off the heat and put it in a blender and puree. You may need to do this in two batches. Return the pureed mixture to the saucepan and add cream, reheating over med.- low heat. Stir in the cheese and ground black or white pepper and serve. Don't add salt until you taste it; the cheese may be enough salt. This makes 4 - 6 servings. You can refrigerate leftover soup and reheat for another meal.

*If you're in a hurry, microwave the cauliflower until it's soft. Then add it to the onion, add chicken broth and simmer about 15 min. But I think it's better to sautee it a little with the olive oil.


PudgyGurl
08-08-2010, 04:15 PM
I love potato soup, hopefully this a a GREAT alternative! Thanks!

cher37
09-23-2010, 12:04 PM
YUMMY!!!! YUMMY YUMMY!!!!!

This soup is SO good - I had to force myself to stop at 1 (large) bowl !!! :eating2:

...just what the doctor ordered! Thanks for this recipe!

/Cher


WendeeLou
04-12-2011, 11:11 AM
SandyFany- do you happen to have the nutrition info on this? I try and track everything in my fit day! If not, I am sure I can figure it all out! Thanks!

Jonesie
04-12-2011, 11:43 AM
Wendee I put this in the New Recipe calc here (http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php) and it came up with ...


Nutrition Facts Serving Size 203 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.7g 27%
Saturated Fat
7.6g
38%
Cholesterol
35mg
12%
Sodium
486mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates
4.2g
1%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
1.9g
Protein
7.1g
Vitamin A 7% Vitamin C 28%
Calcium 13% Iron 3%
Nutrition Grade B-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Sounds amazing., Gonna try it next week!

WendeeLou
04-13-2011, 12:41 PM
Great! Thanks!!!

marcwell
02-15-2013, 12:58 AM
This soup recipe has a lot of fat content. I can't believe that it would be a good idea for weight loss/health, even if it may be low carb.

marigrace
02-15-2013, 08:19 AM
I love this, it sounds so good !

angie828
04-26-2014, 12:25 PM
Yum I bet this is great on a cold day!