Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Soup

I received product/compensation in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.

Now that it’s getting colder out I can finally start making my soups without my family thinking I’m crazy. I am someone who could eat soups year-round but soups are definitely much better on a cold day.

One of my favorite soups is Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Soup. It combines two of my favorites: cauliflower and cheese. I admit though I usually dread it because it causes craziness in my kitchen. It is not that many ingredients, nor is it hard, it is just that I need to drag out my chopper and blender.

Honestly, I thought a blender was my only option to mixing the soup. I never thought to use an immersion blender until I recently discovered how amazing they are. Mealthy decided to go one step further with their Immersion Blender and make it more of an all-in-one.

The Mealthy Handblend Immersion Blender is actually my new favorite kitchen gadget. It blends, purees, whisks and chops with just one small appliance. Seriously it combines a few small appliances in one which a piece that pops off and attaches onto different attachments. You even get a smoothie cup with measurements on it. Oh and the blender is made with high-quality stainless steel and is 100% BPA free.

You go from a chopper – yeah for easy onion chopping:

To blending – I was able to blend up my soup right in the pot! I highly recommend using a bigger pot in case it splashes. There is even a Turbo button for more hardcore blending!

Okay so without further ado, here is my soup recipe….

Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Soup

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 small head cauliflower cut up
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 diced medium onion
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic or fresh garlic if you have it – I like garlic so tend to use a lot
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 3 cups chicken broth – I suppose you could use plain broth but I like chicken broth
  • 1 block of aged white cheddar cut up
  • 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional:  Bacon for topping – well this is not really optional for me!

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees
  • Toss the cauliflower florets in the oil then arrange them in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  • Roast the cauliflower in the oven until lightly golden brown -it takes about 20 minutes.
  • Sauté onion with little butter until tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the garlic and thyme and sauté about a minute.
  • Add the broth and cauliflower, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  • Blend the soup until it reaches your desired consistency – use a blender if you don’t have an immersion blender but I do highly recommend the Mealthy Handblend Immersion Blender.
  • Mix in the cheese, let it melt and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  • Mix in the milk and remove from heat.
  • Top with bacon if you’d like.

This soup is seriously yummy and pretty hearty. What I love about it is that you can make it however you want depending on your mood. You can change up the cheese, add different toppings like green onions, crackers or bacon or make it as thick or thin as you want.

Now that I have the Mealthy Handblend Immersion Blender I will definitely be making this soup more often. It has literally cut my cooking prep in half and made cooking less like a chore for me.

Check out the Mealthy Handblend Immersion Blender for yourself

You can find the Mealthy Handblend Immersion Blender on the Mealthy website.

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  1. This looks like a tasty recipe I would make for dinner.

  2. Nancy Burgess says

    DVD. Love cauliflower I’m going to try this recipe.

  3. Wendy Kirwan says

    I have been sharing my newly found love of cauliflower recipes with my family a lot lately. SO many cauliflower related foods have shown up in stores in the last 6 months+!!!

    As far as I know it’s a good for you, healthy food choice & goes with so many other foods. The number of recipes you an make with cauliflower is astounding.

    THIS soup is astounding. My family almost emptied the large pot I made. Not as much “leftovers” as I’d thought there would be. They want me to make more this coming weekend!

    You gotta give this recipe a try!!!!

  4. Joy Venters says

    Love cauliflower – never had the soup but this sounds great

  5. This would be delicious today as it is 9 below without the windchill factor.

  6. Nancy Burgess says

    Sounds delicious and I love cauliflower so I will be making this soon.

  7. Christina moore says

    This sounds like a great soup, it would be great on a cold day

  8. Antoinette M says

    I like this soup recipe. And this Mealthy handblend immersion blender is a great tool in the kitchen!

  9. Dorothy Boucher says

    This soup looks delicious!! and I love that you made it with cauliflower, People need to realize the benefits of eating this vegetable, so good.
    @tisonlyme143

  10. LeAnn Harbert says

    This sounds like it would be really good. I could use this blender to make milkshakes for my granddaughters.

  11. Mary Gardner says

    I don’t like cauliflower, but have learned that I do like it with other ingredients that add flavor such as broths and cheeses so this sounds great to me!

  12. Joan Giffin says

    This recipe sounds great. Will have to give it a try.

  13. Joan Giffin says

    This recipe sounds great. Will have to give it a try.

  14. This looks sooo good!

  15. Nancy Burgess says

    I would make smoothies and milk shakes first.

  16. This sounds so delicious! One of the things I love most about fall/winter is that it’s perfect soup weather! Warms the body and soul!

  17. I would make abanana smoothie

  18. Michelle Catallo says

    Homemade whipped cream would be my first go-to then homemade mayonnaise vice using my big blender for these.

  19. Trisha McKee says

    I would love to use this to make salsa.

  20. Leah Shumack says

    I would use it first to make the whipped cream for our holiday pies!

  21. Kathy Bowen says

    I would use this for almost everything …potatoes, soups, purees, gravies, sauce. I see people use them on all of the cooking shows and have always wanted one.

  22. Julie Hawkins says

    I would use this to make veggie purée sauces

  23. kathy pease says

    I would probably make fruit smoothies

  24. Angelica Dimeo says

    I would make a homemade whipped topping

  25. Michele Pineda says

    I would use it to make a whipped topping for my desserts and also I would use it for smoothies, to chop nuts and other things as needed.

  26. use it for cheesy potato soup

  27. Antoinette M says

    I would use this to make my potato/bacon soup.

  28. Richard Hicks says

    I would use it when making homemade soups

  29. This looks like it would be great for soups.. like potato or leek

  30. Kayla Klontz says

    I would use this for my sauce to make my cabbage rolls and use it for my pepper soup!

  31. I’d use it to make different sauces and salad dressings

  32. I would use this for tomato sauce. I use diced tomatoes that I froze to make it but like the sauce smoother, this would work great.

  33. Julie Lundstrom says

    I would like to make a sauce or whipping topping for my desserts.

  34. Jamie Martin says

    Definitely gonna try my hand at soup!

  35. I would make whipped cream

  36. Perfect for an RV kitchen.

  37. I would make broccoli cheese soup

  38. Shirley Symon says

    Mashed potatoes

  39. I would use this for making pudding and for soups and sauces.

  40. Sarah Oswald says

    I would use this to make cream cheese icing and for the carrot cake ot will go on.

  41. I would make a soup. I usually blend homemade tomato soup with the blender, this would work better.

  42. I would use it to make soup and also to make whipped cream!

  43. I’d make soup!!

  44. I would use the immersion blender to make tomato soup!

  45. I would use this when I make anything that calls for cream cheese in it. That stuff is always so hard to mix into anything I think.

  46. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I might have said potato soup, but I’m lovong the lower carb cauliflower soup recipe! I would also use this on another old fave—bean soup.

  47. Sandy Klocinski says

    I would make homemade tomato sauce

  48. Robin Abrams says

    I would use this making my Broccoli Soup

  49. Maryann D. says

    I would love to use this to make home made soups and smoothies also.

  50. I make everything from cauliflower! I could do my caulimash or my cauliflower pizza crust. Oooh, and chickpeas! I can def see it making fresh hummus a breeze.

  51. Tamra Gibson says

    I love soup but rarely make it bc I’m the only one that eats it but thus sounds easy to make so I just may have to whip me up a small batch this week

  52. Janet Woodling says

    Potato Soup is something I would use the blender for.

  53. I would use it to puree some of the beans when I make bean soup.

  54. I would use this to make butternut squash soup.

  55. Gwendolyn Jordan says

    Potato soup

  56. Lisa Williams says

    I would use it to make a fruit smoothie.

  57. I would make a potato soup.

  58. I would make awsome split pea soup

  59. I would definitely use it to make different kinds of soup.

  60. This would be great to help make loaded baked potato soup.

  61. I would use this when I make my Brunswick stew!

  62. Loaded potato soup.

  63. Elizabeth Tarlow says

    I love this Immersion Blender! I would use it to make your Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Soup, which sounds fabulous!

  64. the soup looks great…I think id try it as well.

  65. I would love to use it for homemade soups!

  66. I totally need this to blend apple butter and hummus.

  67. Mary Gardner says

    I would make creamy pumpkin and squash soup!

  68. Cookies! Cookies! Cookies! Mashed Potatoes, & home made soups. YUM!

  69. vickie couturier says

    ill use this to make cakes and cookies with my grandkids

  70. shelly peterson says

    I would use it to make tomato soup.

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