Roasted Cauliflower Soup
- Ready In:
- 1hr 20mins
- 1 large head cauliflower, cut into florets (about 3 pounds)
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 2 garlic cloves, each halved
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans chicken broth (3 2/3 cups)
- 1 cup water
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
- 1 cup half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- In a large roasting pan (or on a rimmed baking sheet), combine the cauliflower, onion,and garlic. Drizzle the olive oil over and toss to coat.
- Roast, stirring after 15 minutes, until the vegetables begin to brown and soften, for 30 minutes.
- In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower mixture with the chicken broth, water, bay leaf, and thyme. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer, still covered, until the cauliflower is tender, 20 minutes.
- Discard the bay leaf. Transfer the soup to a blender or food processor, in batches, and puree until smooth.
- Return the soup to a saucepan. Stir in the half-and-half. Season with salt and pepper, heat gently, and serve.
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This was super easy to make and came out well. Even picky husband liked it. I had a few sad carrots hanging around so I roasted them with the cauliflower, onions, and garlic; also I salted and peppered the vegetables before roasting. I used an immersion blender to puree and then adjusted salt and pepper further. Will probably add cheese or sour cream when serving round 2.
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