Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Creamy Cauliflower Soup with roasted vegetables.
- 1 large head of cauliflower cut into florets
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 medium carrots diced
- 2 celery stalks diced
- 1 small onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic grated
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme removed from stem, finely chopped
- 3 cups chicken stock can sub vegetable stock
- salt and pepper
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees then cut the cauliflower into florets and add them to a baking sheet (I like to line with parchment paper for easier cleanup).Drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil over the top. Season with 1/2 teaspoon of salt, a pinch of pepper and one teaspoon of garlic powder then gently toss with your hands or a spoon to coat.
Roast the cauliflower 18-20 minutes on a lower oven rack or until it’s tender-crisp with lightly caramelized bottoms then remove from the oven and set aside.
While the cauliflower is roasting, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil to a soup pot then drop in the carrots, celery, onions, grated garlic and thyme. Cook over medium heat 3-4 minutes or until the onions are tender, stirring occasionally.
Add the butter to the pot and once it melts, sprinkle the flour over the top then stir to combine and cook 1 minute.
Next add the chicken (or vegetable) stock, roasted cauliflower, 1/2 teaspoon of salt then simmer covered 5-7 minutes or until the cauliflower is very tender stirring occasionally.
Pour in the heavy cream and sprinkle in the cheddar cheese stirring until blended then taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
Using an immersion blender pulse the soup to your desired consistency (I like a chunkier chowder-like soup) then eat right away. NOTE a standard blender can also be used if you don't have an immersion blender.
Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg