Smoky Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup – healthy, low fat and absolutely decadent. This soup is velvety, cheesy and overly flavorful gratitude to cheddar cheese, potatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, onions, garlic, smoked paprika and Sriracha
I'm certain "healthy" isn't the first word that strikes a chord when you think about cheesy broccoli cheddar soup. I'm right there with you. In any case, good news my friend, it's absolutely a thing… NOW!
How is it even possible to make something so delicious, AND good for you?? I'm glad you asked…
Half a month back we stopped by our favorite soup purveyor, New England Soup Factory. We ordered a few yummy soups to go. There was my forever favorite – Chicken Pot Pie Soup, just as the B man's Lobster Newburg (he loved it yet I'm not an enormous fanatic of seafood mixed into my soup). And then there was my new second spot favorite, teetering on being my record-breaking number one: Sriracha Cauliflower Cheddar Soup! Genuine story individuals.
I would have quite recently guzzled if it hadn't been so warm. I couldn't get the spoonfuls into my mouth sufficiently quick! A channel would have proved to be useful right about then.
Cheesy and velvety and ridiculously delicious.Not in any case kidding.✌️
Right then I knew decoding and recreating this yummy goodness needed to be added to (and escalated to the highest point of) my 2017 New Year Goals. #food tips again
So I got down to business to reproduce this divine fusion… Smoky Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup.
I happen to possess the New England Soup Factory Cookbook, on account of Santa Clause and the way that I stayed off the insidious list this year.
The cookbook doesn't have the precise recipe for their Sriracha Cauliflower Cheddar Soup, I'm guessing because it's a more up to date menu item. Be that as it may, they do have a mouthwatering recipe for Cauliflower, Potato and Cheese Soup… and that is the thing that I based this recipe on.
It's brimming with a wide range of yumminess: healthy veggies that get blended into a generous smooth base, chicken stock and almond milk to thin it out without adding pointless fat and calories, smoked paprika (or normal paprika if you're not into smoke) to add some lively spice, and then 1½ cups of golden cheddar cheese stirred in to make it unbe-cheeseable! Get it?? LOL I'm easily entertained.
Blend everything together right there in the pot with a hand immersion blender to give that silky smooth surface. Mmm.
Finally, some steamed broccoli and cauliflower florets are stirred in to finish it off, and give it that ever well known and very scrumptious flavor combo we as a whole know and love. I should state this broccoli cauliflower cheese soup recipe is an epic win in the recipe department.
AND it's 276 calories for every serving, with just 12 grams of fat!! Well perhaps 14 grams if you garnish it with a touch more shredded cheddar cheese. And since it's so healthy – for what reason wouldn't you??
This Smoky Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup is helping me kill one of my New Years objectives: keeping the supper plan nutritious without sacrificing delicious.
Seriously, healthy never tasted so good!
Smoky Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup Recipe
Smoky Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup - healthy, low fat and absolutely decadent.
Keyword: Broccoli, Cauliflower
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 329 kcal
Author: Holly Sander
1 tablespoon olive oil
5 cloves garlic
2 medium yellow onions, chopped
2 heads of cauliflower, rinsed and trimmed into florets
1 pound skinned and chopped Yukon gold potatoes
6 cups chicken stock
11/2 heads broccoli, rinsed and trimmed into florets
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
3 tablespoons Sriracha sauce (more if you like it spicier... I use 4!)
1 tablespoon smoked paprika (more if you'd like)
1 cup almond milk, milk, or half and half
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (more for garnish)
Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat, add the onion and 1 teaspoon salt and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook 1 more minute.
Set aside cauliflower florets from one half of one of the cauliflower heads. Add the remaining cauliflower florets, even stems (you can use everything but the hard core), and potatoes and sauté for 5 more minutes.
Add chicken stock and bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes. Leave lid cracked to allow some liquid to evaporate which will thicken the soup.
While the soup is cooking, rinse the broccoli and trim florets into "small-medium" bite-sized pieces. Place vegetable steamer basket in a second pot with 1 inch of water, and bring the water to a boil. Then add broccoli florets, and the cauliflower florets previously set aside. Steam for 6-7 minutes, just until the broccoli is al-dente. Remove from heat, rough chop and set aside.
After soup mixture has simmered, remove from the heat and stir in Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, Sriracha, paprika, and almond milk. Using an immersion blender, carefully puree the soup until smooth. (You can also blend this in a food processor in batches.) Stir in the cheddar cheese until melted and creamy.
Reserve 1/12 cups of the steamed broccoli and cauliflower for garnish and stir the rest into the warm soup.
Serve warm, garnishing with the steamed broccoli & cauliflower florets, as well as more shredded cheddar cheese if desired.
If you're not a fan of smoke, use regular paprika in place of the smoked paprika.
If you want to give this soup some kick, add a teaspoon or so of Sriracha!
Smoky Cheesy Cauliflower and Broccoli Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Vitamin A 3005IU60%
Vitamin C 319mg387%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000