Save Recipe Print
Silky Cauliflower Soup with Parmesan Crisps
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
25 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Soup:
Crisps:

Directions

Crisps:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Remove the leaves and thick core from the cauliflower, coarsely chop, and reserve. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Cook until softened, but not browned, about 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the cauliflower is very soft and falling apart, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and, using a hand held immersion blender, puree the soup, or puree in small batches in a blender* and return it to the pot. Add the Parmesan and stir until smooth. Season, to taste, with salt and black pepper. Keep warm until ready to serve.

Meanwhile, make the Parmesan crisps:

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the shredded cheese over the foil in 1 even thin layer. Bake about 10 minutes until golden brown and crisps. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes. Break sheet of crisp cheese into large pieces and garnish each soup bowl with a couple shards and a pinch of fresh chives.

*When blending hot liquids: Remove liquid from the heat and allow to cool for at least 5 minutes. Transfer liquid to a blender or food processor and fill it no more than halfway. If using a blender, release one corner of the lid. This prevents the vacuum effect that creates heat explosions. Place a towel over the top of the machine, pulse a few times then process on high speed until smooth.

More from:

Fall Produce Guide

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Italian Wedding Soup

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Parker's Split Pea Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Spicy Cauliflower Stir-Fry

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

7-Can Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Chicken Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Hot and Sour Soup

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Tuscan Tomato and Bread Soup - Pappa al Pomodoro

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

White Bean-Chard Soup

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword