Roasted Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup

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Hello there! I took a bit of a hiatus from blogging over the last month and a half, but I’m back! And even more exciting, fall is back! I love everything about fall food (I’m on team pumpkin: I don’t think you can ever have too much pumpkin!) I made my favorite pumpkin cookies with cinnamon glaze this week, they are out-of-this-world-good! {Warning: do not make these unless you have somewhere to take them or you will end up eating them ALL like I did 😉 }

This soup recipe is a much healthier version of a potato and cheddar soup, and it really tastes similar. There’s nothing like a pipping hot bowl of soup on crisp, cool fall day!

Have a wonderful Sunday and GO PACKERS!

Roasted Cauliflower & Cheddar Soup

  • 2 small heads of cauliflower, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 4 celery ribs, diced small
  • 3 carrots, diced small
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 5-6 cup cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. In a tin foil lined jelly roll pan combine cauliflower, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. While the cauliflower is roasting melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onions, celery and carrots. Saute until they begin to soften, about 5-7 minutes. Add the three cloves of garlic and saute for another minute.
  3. Next add the roasted cauliflower, broth, thyme and rosemary. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes, or until all of the vegetables are tender.
  4. Use an emersion blender (or do it by hand with a potato masher) and blend until desired consistancy. Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese.

Makes about 8 servings.

Recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

Finally, I can’t resist sharing a picture of my blogging assistant. Could he be any cuter? 🙂

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