Roasted Cauliflower White Cheddar Soup
What do you need?
How to make?
1 large head cauliflower
2 Tbsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 Tbsp butter
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
3 1/2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 clove garlic
3 cups milk
1 can low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tsp dried parsley or 1 Tbsp chopped fresh
1/4 tsp dried thyme or 1 tsp chopped fresh
1 bay leaf
1/4 tsp granulated sugar
4 oz shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
1 oz finely grated parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place cauliflower on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and toss to evenly coat, then spread into an even layer and season lightly with salt and pepper. Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside. In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add in onion and saute until tender, about 4 - 5 minutes. Add in flour and cook, stirring constantly 1 1/2 minutes, adding in garlic during last 30 seconds of cooking. While whisking, slowly pour in milk followed by chicken broth and cream. Add in parsley, thyme, bay leaf, sugar, roasted cauliflower and season soup with salt and pepper to taste . Bring to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low. Puree 3 cups of the soup in a blender and return to soup in pot. Remove from heat and stir in sharp white cheddar and parmesan cheese. Serve warm garnished with additional shredded white cheddar and serve with fresh bread or croutons if desired.