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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup #SundaySupper

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Do you love cauliflower? I love it as an alternative to potatoes if I am trying to keep my carbs down. I roast them as a side dish at least once a week with broccoli or other veggies-  Today the Sunday Supper bloggers are sharing their best cauliflower recipes to tempt us with plenty of ideas for making this healthy veggie. Thanks to  Caroline from Caroline’s Cooking  for hosting today’s great lineup for us! I decided to make soup, since I am sort of in soup-mode with my Weeknight Chicken Soup from yesterday and on Thursday I made my favorite Beef Stew.   I am freezer-stocked and ready for the cold weather!

This cheesy cauliflower soup is so comforting and cheesy, but lower in carbs than my Baked Potato Soup. It has the same, creamy and delicious flavor though, is totally vegetarian for Meatless Monday, and is simple enough that you can make it in 30 minutes!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup


Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients:

1 onion
2 carrots
2 celery stalks
1/2 a shallot, diced fine
1/2 head of fresh cauliflower, separated into small chunks
1 carton (32oz) vegetable broth
1/3 cup flour
1/8 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. of italian seasoning (or choice of oregano, thyme or basil)
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
3 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese

What you do:

  • Chop the onion, carrots, and celery to small bite sized pieces. In a large pot, heat 1 Tbsp. oil to medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, celery and shallot and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets. Continue to cook for 4 minutes more.
  • Add the vegetable broth and cover continuing to cook for 15 minutes until the carrots and cauliflower are very soft.
  • Using your immersion blender or regular blender (in batches, be careful!) rough puree the soup. (Add back to the pot, if you removed it).
  • In a separate bowl, mix the flour and seasonings. Slowly whisk in the milk mixture to this until it’s smooth. Add this to the soup and let it simmer until the soup gets thick- about 5-6 minutes. Turn off the heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted.
  • Serve!

Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Creative Cauliflower Recipes #SundaySupper

O.M.G. these recipes look amazing!

Creative Cauliflower Starters and Sides

Make My Cauliflower a Main Dish

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Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup #SoupSwappers

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

This recipe is a love-letter to anyone who wants chicken noodle soup when they’re sick and no one knows how to make it for them….this is your guy! Either you make and freeze it for that “emergency stash” of chicken soup, or your loved one can make this because guess what my friends? This is that easy!

Not just for sick people, this is a great FAST meal! I use 2 canned chicken soup products because, ONE it makes it taste really good and gives it a creaminess that is wonderful, and TWO, this is a busy night meal- not a purist’s recipe night! You busy moms and dads get it!

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

What you need:

1 tsp. olive oil
2 carrots, diced small
2 stalks of celery, chopped to small pieces
2 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
1 onion, diced medium
48 ounces (6 cups or about 3 cans) of chicken stock
1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup- or make homemade
1 can of golden mushroom soup
2 cups of leftover cooked chicken, chopped OR meat from 1 rotisserie chicken

Here’s what to do:

In a large stock pot, add the oil and heat to medium. Add the carrots, celery, garlic and onion. Season with a sprinkle of salt and pepper and cook until the onion is translucent but not browned. Add the chicken stock, 2 cans of soup and leftover chicken. Continue to simmer until heated through, about 20-30 minutes until the carrots are soft. While this is cooking, I boil a pot of water and make the noodles according to the package directions.

To serve, put a pile of noodles in the bowl and top with the soup. Ta Da!

Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

**If you are storing this, store the noodles separately so they don’t get mushy in the soup. This freezes super well too, to make it an even easier meal for a busy weeknight!

For more busy weeknight soups, check out the other Saturday Soup Swapper blogger recipes:

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Weeknight Chicken Noodle Soup

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries #SundaySupper

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries


I was talking to a dietitian/nutritionist last week and she asked me:

“How many vegetables do your kids eat?”

Ummmmm….

“One.”…ugh. I can’t believe it’s just one. Wait! Wait! There’s got to be more than one…

“Two!” I almost shouted at her {sigh of relief}.

My kids eat two legitimate veggies on a regular basis.

One is covered in chocolate, in this Chocolate Zucchini Bread that is my family mainstay…mostly because it has veggies in it, and in my book, that officially makes it good for you. And also because it is delicious. Plus zucchini…it is green so I give myself points for that one.

Second, to my great relief and also delayed response under pressure, my kids love my Homemade Potato-Fries. Or just Fries as we call them as we know they’re made with potato in this house.  I have tried sweet potato, but that led to distrust of all fries, so we are back to these baddies and to be honest, since they love them, we eat these a lot!

Now, I have two recipe versions of my Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries here for you.

My first version: It’s the grocery store packet, that shall not be named, but really any brand with the concept of “roasted potato” seasoning will do. Don’t food shame me, friends. This is my very real life and weeknight dinners call for speed! All I do is chop the potatoes:

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries

Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on the seasoning:

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries

Mix it up and place on a sprayed, rimmed, sheet pan:

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries

And bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes. Done.

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries

Here’s the second version: It’s the  the same process, but it requires an actual recipe for the seasoning, which follows:

Homemade Potato Seasoning:

2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garic powder
1 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano

To make the Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries with either seasoning mix, follow this process:

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries #SundaySupper

Yield: serves 4-6

This is a great and healthy way to enjoy potatoes as fries and is super kid-friendly!

Ingredients

  • Four large russet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. seasoning (packet or homemade)
  • For Homemade Seasoning, mix the following
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. oregano

Instructions

  1. Slice the potatoes on the long side in the middle. One either side, slice into 3 slices. Divide in half and place flat side down on the cutting board. Slice 5 times the long way to get strips of potato.
  2. Drizzle the oil over the potatoes and stir using your hands to get them totally covered in oil.
  3. Use 2 heaping TBSP. of mix (either packaged or homemade) and sprinkle over the potatoes. Stir until all are coated with the seasoning.
  4. Pour potatoes onto a sprayed, rimmed sheet pan, and make sure they are in one layer without overlap.
  5. Bake at 400* for 12 minutes on the lowest rack. Remove and flip them over to brown the other side. Bake another 12-15 minutes until browned and potatoes are cooked through. Serve.
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Enjoy!

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries


Sunday Supper Kid Friendly Vegetable Recipes

Breakfast

Dinners

Sides

Snacks

For even more kid friendly vegetables check out these Vegetable Recipes for Picky Eaters by The Sunday Supper Movement

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.
Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries