Roasted Cauliflower and Cheese Soup

With Autumn weather now full swing there's nothing like a nice bowl of steaming hot creamy soup.  Of course once the cauliflower has roasted this soup can be made in a saucepan and the blended with a stick blender but I prefer to use my Power Blender since there's no messing about with extra pots and gadgets, which means there's less to wash up!


If you've never roasted cauliflower before why haven't you?!  Roasting cauliflower gives it a delicious sweetness that tastes so good you'll wonder why you didn't try it before.



Roasting pan used is the ScanPan

The Froothie Optimum 9200 Power Blender even heats the soup too; so the whole thing from start to finish can be made using the blender alone.  Running on high speed the blades rotate 44,000 rpm which creates friction heat and the Optimum 9200 will raise the contents of the jug by 4 degrees every 30 seconds.  In order to make hot soup it has to be running for approximately 5 to 6 minutes depending on the amount of vegetables in the jug.  Check out my review - it really is a seriously amazing piece of kit and the build quality is second to none.

All of the Optimum power blenders in the range can of course shred cheese; I just happened to have some already grated so I used that.

Print Recipe

https://sites.google.com/a/aglugofoil.com/a-glug-of-oil/home/roast-cauliflower-and-cheese-soup




To make 3-4 bowls of soup you will need:
500g of cauliflower florets
1 onion - quartered
vegetable oil
1 x Knorr chicken stock cube; vegetable if you are vegetarian
200ml milk
250ml water
125g Cheddar cheese - grated plus a little bit more to serve
freshly snipped chives - optional
Pinch of sea salt and white pepper to season

How to do it:
Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F or Gas 4

Put the cauliflower and onion into a roasting dish and drizzle with a little oil.  Cook on the middle shelf for around 45 minutes - turning half way.  Remove from the oven.

Put the cooked cauliflower and onion into a power blender along with the stock cube, milk, water and cheese.



Blend on medium for a minute or two then blend on high for about 6 minutes at which point it should be piping hot.

Check out the steam!


Season to taste and top with a little more cheese and a few snipped chives before serving.


In my opinion the Froothie Optimum 9200 Power Blender really is the best blender you'll ever use and the last blender you'll ever need.  Once you try it, you'll wish you'd had it all your life.  The 6 blade assembly creates a vortex that will suck your ingredients down and make blending a breeze.  
Oh and it's also super easy to clean and maintain by simply blending water and a little washing up liquid in the jug at high speed.

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Disclosure: Froothie UK sent me the Optimum 9200 Next Generation Power Blender to use and review at home.  I have not been paid for this post and was not required to give the blender a positive write up.  All opinions are my own.  Affiliate links are included in this post.

7 comments

  1. This sounds delicious, I am going to try it this weekend. I have never tried roasting cauliflower before!

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  2. Totally agree that roasting is the way forward. Always good to have a new soup recipe at hand.

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  3. I need need need to roast more cauliflower. Indeed I need to eat more of it in general. We tried to grow some at the allotment but slugs ate all the seedlings! Boo!

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  4. I LOVE roasted cauliflower! So much flavour. I love the idea of adding the cheese to this soup too, sounds lovely. Think I might make this this weekend, I have cauliflower in the fridge!

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  5. Roasting cauliflower is a recent concept for me. Why has it taken me so long? Cauliflower cheese soups sounds like a great idea. I couldn't agree more re the 9200A blender - it's fab.

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  6. We love cauliflower soup but I have never made it with roasted cauliflower, does it change the taste much???

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  7. Hi Nayna
    Yes it does - roasted cauliflower is sweeter and has a slightly nutty taste, give it a go!

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Jan

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