Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cauliflower Blue Cheese Soup

Today the weatherman used the "s" word more than once in reference to the weather forecast.  Whew, takes the wind out of my sails when he uses the "s" word. That said, it's time for some recipe inspiration from a television favorite,  Weekend Today in Central New York on NBC3  with Laura Hand.  Laura comes into my home via television on Saturday mornings for my wake up coffee most weekends.  Shout out to Laura as thanks for the yummy soup recipe inspiration and for her generous sharing of the recipe!  A couple of minor modifications and eureka...a fabulous warm me head to toe, forget the "s" blues,  soup to make many more times this season!  Deep breath, okay brace yourself we are approaching the snow season in CNY.  Much more bearable now thanks to Laura Hand.

 Cauliflower Blue Cheese Soup

Chicken stock or Bouillon, 28oz   (quick:  2 14oz cans)
Onion,           1 large diced
Garlic            1 small clove
Cauliflower     approx 1 lb or medium head (florets only)
White wine     ½ cup
Cream (1/2 and 1/2)  1 cup  (lower cal, use milk)
Blue Cheese   ½ lb, crumbled
Bacon   8-10 cooked slices, crumbled
Green Onion  4-5 onions chopped fine, with some of the green
With a small amount of olive oil  in pan, saute onions and garlic.
Chop cauliflower florets into small pieces, add to onions.  
Continue to saute cauliflower and onions, garlic.
Add chicken stock and continue to simmer until cauliflower is tender.  Approximately 1/2 hour.
Puree cauliflower stock mix.
Return to stock pan.
Now for the "makes me smile" ingredients.
Add wine, room temperature 1/2 and 1/2 cream, blue cheese and continue to simmer until smooth.

Garnish soup bowls of steamy and creamy Cauliflower Blue Cheese Soup with diced green onions and bacon crumbles.
Mmmmm...I'm not afraid of a little snow with this to warm up the toes : )
You're Welcome


  1. Yes, please! I love anything with blue cheese! And cauliflower is so good for you. I am pinning this to try it this weekend!

    I would love for you to come over and link up at Wine'd Down Wednesday if you get a chance. We party every week from Tuesday evening to late Friday night! Hope to see you there!

  2. Kristin-It is a yum yum soup. Pare it with a crusty loaf of bread and ring the dinner bell : )

    I will link up to your party!

  3. Looks and sounds so delicious. Cheers or sharing. By the way, I'm a new follower through GFC. Hope that you'll find time to visit my blog.

  4. Helle- thanks for following! I love the Felt Acorns project you posted on your blog : )