Creamy Cauliflower Soup – THM “S”

I love cauliflower, and it loves me too! Of course we TrimHealthyMamas© eat cauliflower often, but sometimes our families don’t share our enthusiasm.

One way I get cauliflower into my kids is with this THM-safe Cauliflower Soup recipe to my family. The soup pot was scraped clean. I consider that a success! Funny, my oldest son thought it was potato soup because I used the immersion blender to puree it a bit to thicken. The flavor is mild and creamy and everyone loves it served with sour cream.

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Cauliflower Soup – THM “S”

Serves 6

3 tbsp butter or olive oil
1 onion, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large carrot, diced (this is not enough carrot to tip the recipe into Crossover mode)
sea salt and black pepper
4 C chicken broth
1 large head of cauliflower, chopped
Heavy cream or half and half
2 T chopped parsley
Sour cream

Heat the butter in a large soup pan over low/med heat. Stir in the onions and cook 5 minutes or until just soft. Stir in the garlic, celery and carrots. Cook 5 minutes or until the celery is soft. Add cauliflower and cook another 15 minutes. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 15 minutes or until the cauliflower is soft.

Add about 2 cups of heavy cream (or half and half) along with salt and pepper. Heat until very warm. At this point you may puree the soup in batches in the blender or food processor (or use an immersion blender, so easy!) until the texture is to your liking. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Excellent with *Swiss bread (from the THM cookbook) or other THM-safe bread. 

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