Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

{ Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup }

Soup has been on my mind after this week’s snow storm. Here is an updated version of this broccoli cheddar soup. I wanted to try a roasted version of this soup, adding in cauliflower and roasting the vegetables before adding them to the pot (since this roasted carrot & fennel soup was so fantastic). The roasting brought out a hearty nutty flavor from the broccoli! Here is a recipe for roasted broccoli and cauliflower soup with extra sharp aged cheddar cheese.

{ ingredients }

  • 8 Tbs. unsalted butter (1 stick)
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 large head)
  • 2 cups of cauliflower florets (about 1/2 head)
  • 2 russet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 1/2 cups (about 8 ounces) grated extra sharp aged white cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper
  • Drizzle of heavy cream (optional)

{ directions }

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place broccoli and cauliflower on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in oven for about 10-15 minutes (or until they just begin to brown).
  3. Melt the butter in a large  pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and potatoes, and season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
  4. Once they start to brown a bit, remove broccoli and cauliflower from the oven and add to the broth mixture. Bring to a boil and then turn the heat down to simmer until tender, about 20 minutes (or until potatoes are tender.
  5. Using an immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth, you should still have flecks of broccoli.
  6. Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Add cream(just a drizzle if you are using), salt and pepper to taste (I like plenty of pepper). Ladle into bowls to serve.
  7. Yum! Enjoy!

I like to serve topped with a dash of ancho chili powder for kick and color!

Makes about 8-10 servings.

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Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup
Roasted Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

 

 

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