Sunday, September 9, 2012

Roasted Cauliflower Soup

I can't believe how long it's been since I've posted - well, yes I can - my life isn't my own lately.  But I did make a really great soup this week and want to share the recipe with you since autumn and soup weather are almost here.

Ingredients:  head of cauliflower, large onion, few stalks celery, garlic, olive oil, salt, pepper, feta cheese, vegetable broth, chicken broth, half and half, navy beans.

Cut a head of cauliflower in thick slices and place on cookie sheet.  Drizzle liberally with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Roast in oven at 400 degrees for about 40 minutes - check to see if fork tender before removing.  When slightly cooled cut in small pieces with a fork.

Using a fairly large pot, chop and saute one large onion, about two tablespoons garlic, a couple stalks of celery, and a green pepper.  If you like carrots, you can also grate a large carrot into the pot.  When onions are slightly translucent, add 8 oz. vegetable broth and 16 oz. chicken broth and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Drain a can of navy beans and add to the pot (this adds some protein and also thickens the soup).  Add the roasted cauliflower.  Add about 4 large tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese.  Also add 2 cups fat-free half and half (or regular or heavy cream - whatever you like).  Using a hand-held emulsifier, puree until fairly smooth with just a few small chunks of cauliflower.  Let heat through about 10 minutes.  This is soooooooooo good - let's just say after Jack and I had dinner and I put some in a freezer container for my step-father - the pot was empty!


  1. Sounds yummy........but your recipes are always yummy! Miss you a bunch.

  2. Sounds Yummy Jill! I'll have to try this!

    Hugs from a Busy Shell, too!

  3. I do like cauliflower; this sounds really good, Jill. I could invite someone for supper and have enough left for a couple of solo meals.

  4. I just knew there had to be a purpose for cauliflower! Sounds delish to me. I WIll be at the Atlanta Country Living FAIR, i don't have my booth number yet, but I hope you will come by and say hello... wherever I am.

  5. Thanks for stopping by to see my LOVE WALL. :))

    Every time I see the name of your blog, I think of an old song..can't remember who sings it...♫♪♪...take the ribbons from your hair....shake it loose and let it fall...♪♫
    That's about all I remember of it. :))

  6. Hi honey
    Gosh this would be prefect with the fall weather headed our way. At least that's what their saying. lol 92 right now outside.
    I have missed you and I laughed so hard at the comment you left me. Your so right only I could travel two thousand miles to get a pinch on the rear end. hahaha
    Like you I am not blogging much these days. I do miss visiting my friends like you but this place out here is keeping me running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
    Hope your well and so glad you came by.
    Love ya

  7. Jill- I'm going to be all over this soup recipe!!! Roasted cauliflower is one of my favorites!! Thanks girlfriend for sharing this!!


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