Roasted Cauliflower soup with aged cheddar & bacon
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Serves: 4+
 
Ingredients
  • 6 bacon slices
  • 2 tablespoons of bacon fat
  • 1 small head cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 32 ounces low sodium chicken broth
  • 7 ounces of aged cheddar
  • 1 cup half and half
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 400F
  2. Toss the florets with olive oil salt and pepper and evenly spread them onto a baking sheet and bake till lightly golden brown about 25 min
  3. Cut bacon into even small pieces
  4. Cook in large pot until crispy and remove from pan and set aside
  5. In same pot with bacon fat add minced garlic and thyme and sauté for about a minute
  6. Add the broth slowly while stirring the bottom of the pan to get all that good flavor
  7. Now add the cauliflower and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for 20 min
  8. puree soup with an immersion blender till desired consistency
  9. mix in cheese on med to low heat but do not boil
  10. mix in the half and half
  11. Season with salt and pepper to taste
  12. Top with bacon and serve
Recipe by Whisking Mama at https://www.whiskingmama.com/roasted-cauliflower-soup-with-aged-cheddar-bacon/