Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup

Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower Soup
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Roasting the cauliflower gives this cheese soup great flavor.
30 min
Prep Time
1:20
Total Time
6 servings

Ingredients

1
Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt
1 small (14 ounce)
head cauliflower, cut into florets
1/2 teaspoon
salt
1/2 teaspoon
pepper
1 medium (1 cup)
yellow onion, chopped
1 teaspoon
finely chopped fresh garlic
2 tablespoons
all-purpose flour
3 cups
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 (14-ounce) can
chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon
ground red pepper
16 (3/4-ounce) slices
Land O Lakes® Sharp Cheddar American Blend, chopped
 
4 slices
thick-cut bacon, cooked, crumbled
2 tablespoons
chopped chives, if desired

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in bowl in microwave. Add cauliflower florets, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss lightly to coat. Place onto prepared baking pan; bake 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is tender and browned.
  3. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in 4-quart saucepan over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion; cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent. Add garlic; continue cooking 5 minutes. Stir in flour, cook 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in half & half and chicken broth. Add cooked cauliflower, red pepper, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  4. Transfer one-third cauliflower mixture carefully into 5-cup blender container. Cover; process until smooth. Place into bowl. Repeat with remaining cauliflower mixture.
  5. Return mixture to saucepan. Add cheese; cook over medium-low heat 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until melted and heated through.
  6. Serve warm topped with crumbled bacon and chopped chives, if desired.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories
490
Cholesterol
115mg
Carbohydrates
17g
Protein
22g
Fat
39g
Sodium
1590mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

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