Thursday, February 2, 2012

Farmer Style Cheese-Cauliflower Soup

When the snow flies and there is an extra chill in the air, I love serving a good soup to warm my family up. This is one I fell in love with a few years ago when we first moved to chilly Wisconsin. It came from a recipe book called Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook, so it is cheesy, yummy, true home-style it gets that healthy cauliflower into those little kids tummies too!
2/3 cup thinly sliced white parts of green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tablespoons butter
3 cups cauliflower flowerets
3 cups canned chicken broth
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups small curd cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
4 Tablespoons thinly sliced green onion tops for garnish
In a dutch oven (I simply used a frying pan!), cook the white parts of the green onions and minced garlic in the butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened. Add the cauliflower and broth; bring to a boil and simmer, covered for about 15 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender. Add the seasonings and cottage cheese. Cook, stirring, until the cheese is melted. Add salt and pepper to taste. Puree the mixture in batches in a blender or food processor. Return soup to the pan, heat through, and garnish with green onion tops. Serves 4.


Michelle said...

Ohhh man. Sounds delicious. I'm printing it . . .now. Thanks, Lu!

Kay Hinton said...

Cottage cheese? Who knew? I can testify that this is delicious as Kristen made it for us. And it looks pretty easy. It gives me an idea for a gift for my daughters- immersion blenders. Then you don't have to transfer to a blender, you can just do it in the pot.

Shonna said...

I'm making this tomorrow! Looks delish.