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Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

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Me and the hubby usually go on our dates in the afternoons. The boys are both in school and we just have the baby at home with us. And by dates I mean  going to Costco and Cafe Zupas.  But we love spending time together and our favorite place to grab some lunch is at Zupas.  If you live anywhere near a Zupas then I am sure you have been to one and know of its amazingness!   From their amazing paninis, to the salads, to the soup, you can’t go wrong.  It is incredible!

Last year my hubby ordered this Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup.  He gave me one bite and I was hooked!  This probably isn’t a soup that I would have ordered.  Now I order it every single time.  My hubby has been wanting to make it at home for some time now.  He was so excited that I finally made it.  Tasted just like Zupas.  It was amazing.  I love when you can hide a veggie in a soup and the kids still love it!  Creamy and delicious and topped with my favorite toppings.

Zupas Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup
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Serves: 6
 

A delicious and creamy cauliflower soup that tastes identical to Zupas!
Ingredients
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 T butter
  • 2 pounds cauliflower, chopped into 1 inch pieces
  • ¼ C flour
  • 2 C half and half
  • 1½ cup water
  • 1 14½ ounce can chicken broth
  • 1½ C sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ C pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Optional Toppings:
  • Green Onions
  • Bacon Bits
  • Additional Cheese

Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt 3 T butter and cook the chopped onion until translucent and golden brown. Whisk in the flour. Gradually stir in half and half, water and chicken broth.
  2. Add the chopped cauliflower and heat to boiling. Reduce heat to medium low and allow the cauliflower to cook until tender about 15 minutes.
  3. In a blender with the center of the top removed to allow steam to escape, blend the soup in batches until smooth. Return to the pot.
  4. Heat soup to medium heat and add in dijon mustard and cheese and stir until melted. Serve with optional toppings.

Recipe Adapted from Jamie Cooks it Up

Alyssa