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Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

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I got a head of cauliflower from the co-op this last week and decided a good use of it would be Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup. Have you tried it? It's served at Cafe Zupas, a favorite restaurant of mine and yum- you'll love it!

Don't be afraid that it's made primarily from milk, water and cauliflower. I served it to my family without telling them what was in it. You know what? Even my husband had no idea! I told him it was cauliflower soup and he said he never would have guessed! It's rich and creamy and just tastes like a wonderful chowder.

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Step 1: Ingredients

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I substituted Colby-Jack cheese for the Pepper Jack, being as that's what I had on hand. I think it would be fantastic with diced ham and maybe even some fresh tomato as a topping.

Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

2 tablespoon butter or margarine
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk**
1 1/2 cups water**
1 can (13 3/4 to 14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 head (2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch chunks
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded

**Can substitute 1 can {12 oz} evaporated milk and 2 cups water for the 2 cups milk and 1 1/2 cups water.

Step 2: Heat it All Up

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In a large saucepan, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Whisk in flour and salt. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and water.

Add cauliflower and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.
Oh sweet mother of pearl... dang... this looks awesome!!
WUVIE1 year ago
Whooo hooo! Congratulations on your SECOND PRIZE WIN IN THE CONTEST!
Fabulous, fabulous!
Ooh, that looks amazing! How did you come up with the name?
This is a "copy cat" recipe from a popular restaurant, so I didn't come up with the name myself. Funny though huh? I'm sure it has something to do with cheese!
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WUVIE1 year ago
I've never eaten much cauliflower, but I would definitely give this a try.
It looks yummy!