Fast and Healthy Cauliflower Soup

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The other day when I was feeling under the weather, one of my good friends stopped by with a bag of tea, cough drops and this incredibly delicious soup. Friends are priceless!

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The soup was so delicious that my three children, my husband and I were all fighting for the next spoonful out of the little tupperware. Hence, why they are all sick now too! I was astonished that even my pickiest eater was devouring the soup.

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It is simple, yet full of flavor. The best part? It takes minimal effort and not more than 30 minutes of your time to put this healthy, comforting soup on the table for dinner. I have already made it twice this week and paired it with a simple  prosciutto panini and some crispy grilled cheese sandwiches. Each time, the bowls were licked clean!

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Cauliflower Soup

  • 1 large head of Cauliflower
  • 2 cans (14 oz) chicken broth
  • 2 shallots or one onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 5 Sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tsp dried
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk, cream, or half and half
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano, shredded
  • Truffle oil for garnish (optional)

In a large pot, sauté the shallots with the olive oil until translucent. Coarsely chop the cauliflower and add it to the pot. Pour the chicken broth over the cauliflower and  add thyme, salt and pepper. Give it a quick stir to combine. Cover the pot and simmer on medium high for about 15 minutes. Once cauliflower is tender, and falling a part, add milk. With an immersion blender, or a stand blender, mix the soup until your desired consistency. I liked mine with a few small chunks for texture. Stir in cheeses. Serve in bowls and drizzle with truffle oil. Enjoy!

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10 Responses to Fast and Healthy Cauliflower Soup

  1. I am still sick!!! I think I need some more delicious soup.

    • Well I am wondering if you are still sick because you have a bug or if you are sick because of that version of hot tottie you made for yourself that was more whiskey than it was anything else :)

  2. I am like a two cycle engine. I used 50:1 mixture

  3. 14 oz total or 2 x 14oz?

  4. Sorry your family is sick but so happy that your friend brought you this soup. Thank you for posting this recipe.

  5. I am super sick right now and this looks like it would really hit the spot. Now I just have to make it through work so I can go home and make it!

  6. I’m going to make this tonight!

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