Saturday, November 12, 2011

Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

My husband always gets this soup when we go to Zupas so when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it. We really liked it. It is a lot healthier than I would've imagined too (no heavy cream). Trick your kids into eating veggies, just tell them its cheese soup :) 

2 tablespoons margarine or butter (1/4 stick)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk (2% would probably be best but I use skim and it is fine)
1 can (13 3/4 to 14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 head (2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup pepper jack cheese

In 4-quart saucepan, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and salt; cook 2minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and 1 1/2 cups water; add cauliflower and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. In blender (with center part of blender cover removed to allow steam to escape), blend cauliflower mixture at low speed in small batches until very smooth. Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan; heat over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted and smooth. Garnish soup with remaining cheese. Serve on its own or along side your favorite sandwich. (pictured here with ham and cheese crescent rolls)

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Just made this! So yummy, although I didn't have any pepper jack cheese, I'm sure it would have been better with it. Thanks for sharing!!

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