It has been so chilly here lately and I have been CRAVING some good soup! I love soup. It is usually so easy to make, leftovers are even better and it makes you all warm on the inside when it's cold outside. Soup is just yummy!
Recently I found a soup that I wanted to try on The Pioneer Woman's blog for cauliflower soup. The only problem is that it is loaded with milk, half&half and sour cream. We are trying to lean more towards the healthy stuff, so I had another recipe for cauliflower soup and I gave it a try tonight! *I'm thinking when Aaron's not here I might try the PW's soup. Oh it sounds yummy!*
OH MY GOODNESS! The soup I made tonight was so yummy and Aaron and Cayden loved it! Deacon and Story aren't soup people so their vote doesn't count, although they both ate their entire bowl, but Cayden asked for more and more and more. That kid is eating more than I can feed him!
So, huge hit tonight! Here's the recipe as is and then I'll tell you what I changed:
CREAM OF CAULIFLOWER SOUP
1 medium head of cauliflower cut/torn into small pieces
2 tbsp butter
1 small onion chopped
3 garlic cloves, mashed
2 Idaho potatoes cut into small pieces
2 cubes chicken bouillon
salt & pepper
1/4 c. chopped parsley
In a saucepan melt butter and cook onion and garlic. Add potatoes, cauliflower and the chicken bouillon (dissolved in a little bit of water). Add about 3 cups water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender.
Beat the soup in the blender. Return it to the saucepan and cook it a little longer. Garnish it with the parsley and sprinkle Parmesean cheese.
Oh my word can't you just taste it now. Aaron described it as cheesy potatoe soup. 🙂 A great way to sneak in some veggies with your kids. And yourself for that matter!
Here's what I did different if you couldn't already figure it out since we're vegetarians ….. instead of the bouillon cubes I just added 3 cups of veggie stock and 1 cup of water to the vegetables and let them cook in that. Also I forgot about the parsley so it was an after thought on Aarons and not mine. I'm not a huge parsley fan, but Aaron is so he loved it! Also instead of Parmesean cheese I bought gouda cheese. Oh my goodness gracious was it good!
Another great thing about this soup is that I hardly got any dishes dirty in the process! One pan, a cutting board and a knife to prepare it. I love that! I must also tell you that this barely made enough for our family of 5. No leftovers for us! Next time I'll double it!
Let me know if you try it out! I can't remember where I found this online, but it was worth it and will become a staple here in the Ivey house hold.