Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Delicious, creamy cauliflower soup, topped with cheese, bacon and green onions.
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Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk or 3%, but not 1% or skim
  • 6 cups chopped cauliflower
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Toppings:

  • Additional shredded cheddar cheese
  • Additional chopped green onion
  • Crumbled cooked bacon

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, stirring, for about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, milk, chopped cauliflower and 1/3 cup chopped green onion. Increase heat to medium-high heat and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring regularly, until cauliflower is tender. Using a potato masher or an immersion blender, break up the cauliflower pieces just slightly, being sure to leave some chunky pieces in the soup.
  • Stir in sour cream and 1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese and allow to warm through for a few minutes. Taste soup and season well with salt and freshly ground pepper (Be generous with the salt. If it tastes bland at all, it needs more salt!)
  • Serve topped with additional shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onion and crumbled cooked bacon.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 486mg | Potassium: 513mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 595IU | Vitamin C: 58.2mg | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 1mg