If you like cauliflower and you like cheese, you will love this soup. I bought the Taste of Home Heartwarming Soups recipe book in Lowes (of all places?) and this recipe comes from there.
1 medium head cauliflower, broken into florets
1 medium carrot, shredded
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 -1/2 cups water
2 teaspoons chicken or vegetable bouillon granules
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose/plain flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups milk
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
In a large saucepan, combine the cauliflower, carrot, celery, water and bouillon. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12 - 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender (do not drain).
In another large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add the milk. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in the cheese until melted. Add hot pepper sauce if desired. Stir into the cauliflower mixture.
Alrighty, above is the exact recipe as written in the recipe book. Here are my alterations. I do not like celery, so didn't use that. I do not like hot pepper sauce so didn't use that either. I added a tablespoon of mustard when I made the cheese sauce, I always do this.
When I put the mixture together, I found it a bit watery.
So I took some of the mixture and pureed it and that made the soup a lot thicker.
Also for those of you who have kids that don't like carrots, or in particular cooked carrots (I do!!) the shredded carrots looks like melted cheese that hasn't melted....sneaky or what!!! I will say this is a simple soup to make and is going to be one I'll make again. It's especially good with homemade bread!!