My husband and I are in love with Zupa's. When we had strep throat in the spring, the only thing we could eat was this Cauliflower soup. So good! I happen to look through a ward cook book...
I found a recipe. Made it. Love it! Tastes just like Zupa's! Thought I'd share. :0)
2 celery ribs, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 Tbsp. butter
1 large (2 lbs) head cauliflower, broken into florets
6 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup flour
2 cups milk
3/4 cup half & half
1 Tbsp. minced fresh parsley
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1/4 tsp. white pepper
In large soup pan, saute celery, onion, carrot and butter for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in cauliflower and broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until tender. Cool slightly.
In a blender of food processor, process vegetable mixture in batches until smooth. Return to pan. Heat over medium heat. In a small bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth. Stir into puree. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat; stir in half & half, parsley, salt, dill and pepper. Heat thoroughly.
I made it just like this up to this point. Tasted it. It was good but missing something. I called a neighbor over to taste it with me and asked her what she thought it was missing. Cheese.
I added 2 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese, let that melt in. Perfect!
I paired it with my beautiful pink ribbon bowl and plate, and a yummy, yummy rolls. Pure Heaven! It was surprisingly filling. I thought I would need to make a grilled cheese sandwich with it but between a really big bowl of soup and a few rolls, :0) I was good the the rest of the night.
I will never pay for Zupa's soup again. Or at least not any time soon. The only thing I had to go buy was the half & half. I borrowed the white pepper but I think I'll just leave it out next time. Having everything else in the house was so cool! Bountiful baskets are amazing. :0)
Now if I can just learn how to make Zupa's pesto sauce for their sandwiches, I'll be set for life. Now I need to go make sandwiches with pesto sauce, sprouts, tomato, cheese.....