Blistering cold winter nights are made just a bit better with warm comfort food. This week’s weather calls for a delicious Cheesy Cauliflower Soup. Cozy up on the couch with a big bowl tonight or whip some up this weekend and stay in with your favorite movies. This soup does not disappoint.

What makes this soup so special is the surprise kick. People may ask you what your secret ingredient is—It’s just the right amount of cayenne pepper. It gives tons of flavor without bringing overwhelming heat.

Making this soup is super simple. Just some steamed veggies, a simple sauce/broth, and a slow simmer will have this homemade meal on your table in under 35 minutes.

Also try, Easy Tomato Basil and Gnocchi Soup.

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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 medium head of cauliflower, washed and broken into florets
  • 1 medium-to-large onion, diced
  • 14 ounces of chicken broth
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups whole milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, add cauliflower, onion, broth, and bouillon. Cover and cook on medium heat until vegetables are tender.
  2. Meanwhile: In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add flour to melted butter and whisk until dissolved. Cook for about 3 minutes (this will remove the flour taste).
  3. Gradually add the milk while whisking and cook until bubbly. Cook 2-3 more minutes, whisking often, to thicken slightly.
  4. Remove from heat and add cheese, parsley, salt, cayenne, and pepper. Whisk until cheese is completely melted.
  5. Pour cheese mixture over cauliflower. Stir until well combined. Simmer soup for 10 more minutes.
  6. Serve and enjoy! Be sure to refrigerate leftovers.

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Also try, Also try Roasted Cauliflower Soup.

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Meghan is a full-time writer exploring the fun facts behind food. She lives a healthy lifestyle but lives for breakfast, dessert and anything with marinara. She’s thrown away just as many meals as she’s proud of.