Saturday, March 5, 2011

Cooking Club: Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Happy Cooking everyone! My in-laws made it safely here last night and my kids are in heaven playing with Mimi and Pappi. I will probably be around sporadically over the next week while they are here visiting. Definitely come back on Monday as I will have pictures of the insane cake I am going to make for Eric's birthday. And don't forget, Tuesday is the day for the monthly Status Quote meme that CA Girl and I do.

The first recipe this month was submitted by the lovely Miss Rachel. This could easily be made into a vegetarian recipe by substituting vegetable broth for chicken broth.

Creamy Cauliflower Soup

Chef Vaughn Montgomery

3 TBLS butter
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup flour
1/4 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp onion salt
1 can chicken broth
1 3/4 cup half and half, or milk
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups fresh cauliflower, cut into tiny florets

In a 3-quart saucepan, melt butter. Saute onion until translucent; do not brown. Stir in flour, garlic and onion salts. Add broth and half and half. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Add cheese and cauliflower. Stir and cook 6-8 minutes until cheese is melted and cauliflower is tender.

Notes: This would taste great with bacon added. I dumped the cauliflower in before the soup totally thickened, that way it wouldn't take as long to get tender. Also, make sure you double or even triple this recipe for a family sized pot of soup.


  1. Soup looks yummy!
    Have a blast with the grandparents.

  2. Have a great time! I agree with the above comment - looks num nums!

  3. Mmmmm! This looks delicious! I am going to have to try it. Thanks for posting great recipes all the time!

  4. That sounds so good and easy! I like the pic too.

  5. I was just looking for recipe idea for something new to do with cauliflower just the other day? Coincidence? I think not. Great minds think alike. :) Thanks for sharing this.

  6. this looks delicious! I cannot wait to make it! While I'm not a huge fan of cooking, I do enjoy it every once in a while! This is easy and perfect!

  7. Ok I'm loving that soup! Perfect timing too. I need to bring some soup to a church function soon, I think I'm going with Creamy Cauliflower!!


  8. Ooh! I'm going to try that! Maybe if I add the bacon (great idea!) my boyfriend wouldn't know it was cauliflower lol. Since he lives 2 apt buildings down, I always make dinner for 2! Thanks for the recipe & have a wonderful time with your family!

  9. I had creamy cauliflower soup the last time we were in San Diego and I have been craving it ever since. Yummmmmm!