Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 10 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 20 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 10 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 20 mins 

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

  • Prep : 10 mins
  • Cooking : 20 mins
  • Serves : 6

Ingredients

Serves 6
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat white cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 rib of celery, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded reduced-fat white cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

Step 1.

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil.

Step 2.

Set aside 12 bite-size cauliflower florets. Coarsely chop remaining cauliflower and set aside. Drop the 12 florets in boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes. Drain and set aside.

Step 3.

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and celery, and cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add chopped cauliflower, broth, half-and-half, thyme, pepper, and nutmeg. Cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender. Puree the soup in a blender and return to the pot.

Step 4.

Stir in the cheese and salt until the cheese melts and the soup is heated through, 3 minutes. Serve topped with cauliflower florets.

Tip: For a vegetarian soup, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 182 calCalories
  • 11 gProtein
  • 9 gCarbohydrates
  • 10 gFat
  • 37 mgCholesterol
  • 350 mgSodium
  • 2 gDietary Fiber