I love Zupas !!!! I kind of have a tender spot in my heart for it. Before we had one close to us, the only one around was Provo. When Jordan was living down there, I would go and see her and we would always go there for dinner (before we went shopping) I love almost everything there, but the cauliflower soup is one of my favorites. It is rich and creamy and is kind of like happiness in a bowl. I have a recipe that I love from Pioneer Woman, where the cauliflower is not blended and it is really yummy, but this is soooo good.
It is that time of year that a big bowl of soup really hits the spot. I am so excited, because I love fall. I love leaves changing(not raking ). I love fall decorations. I love that I am almost done mowing my lawn. I love walks in the cool air. I really love to turn on my fireplace at night and fall asleep in front of it. I love football and I love fall cooking. Soups being one the top picks on my fall list.
- 3 Tbsp. butter
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup half and half
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
- 2.5 lbs cauliflower
- 1 tsp. Dijon Mustard
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup pepper jack cheese shredded
- Melt butter and chopped onion together in a large sauce pan and sauté for approximately 10 minutes over medium heat until onion gets golden in color.
- Add flour and stir to make a roux. Heat while stirring for a couple of minutes.
- Slowly add half and half along with the milk. Gradually add and stir the entire time. Following the milk, gradually add water and chicken broth and stir constantly.
- Add chopped cauliflower and heat until boil.
- Reduce heat and simmer, covered, until cauliflower is tender. This will take approximately 15 minutes.
- Place contents of sauce pan into blender and blend until smooth. Remove center part of blender cover to allow steam to escape.
- Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan; heat over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in mustard and cheese until melted and smooth.
- Serve soup topped with a little cheese for garnish.
We like to serve with some bacon bits, and cheese and for a little crunch some fried onion rings (in the can)