Cauliflower Thyme Soup

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During this time of year, sometimes all you need is a blanket, good movie, sweatpants, and a big bowl of this cauliflower soup. I LOVE this soup. It is brothy, savory, creamy, and filled with tender chunks of cauliflower. This recipe may look like it has a lot of steps, but I promise it is well worth it. This recipe will certainly become a fall favorite in all its yummy, comfort goodness. Not to mention it’s a great base to add any other ingredients your heart can imagine. Potatoes, clams, mushrooms, artichokes, a hint of hot sauce, and even the kitchen sink are all delicious add-ins. Start the fire, turn on Netflix, and enjoy and a bowl of this Cauliflower soup.

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Cauliflower Thyme Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of butter, halved

  • ½ onion, finely diced

  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced

  • 1 leek, halved and sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 cauliflower head, diced

  • 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon thyme, chopped (or parsley)

  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock

  • 2 cups whole milk

  • 1 cup half and half

  • Salt & Pepper

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Instructions:

  1. In a heavy large pot, melt a half stick of butter over medium heat. Add the onions, leeks, celery, and garlic cook for 5-7 minutes. Stir in cauliflower coving with the fat, lightly salt, cover, and cook over low heat for 15 minutes.

  2. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes uncovered.

  3. Meantime, in a small saucepan melt remaining half stick of butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until completely combine and cook for 3 minutes cooking out the flour flavor (do not burn). Whisk in milk until fully combined and flour mixture is dissolved. Take off heat and pour in cream.

  4. Optional Step: Add 2 cups of soup and blend for 30 seconds in a blender on high. Add mixture back to pot.

  5. Pour cream mixture in the pot, add thyme, and simmer for another 20-30 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!

*Baker’s notes: There is no measurement for salt and pepper. Make your own judgment on how salt and peppery your soup should be.

Post Written by Kayla V.