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Cauliflower Cheese Soup

Cauliflower Cheese Soup
Panera Bread Recipe

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

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. 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.

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

1 comment:

  1. Nice food.i think that it is a testy food.i like all cauliflower recipes very much.