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A great way to use up leftover ham, this Cauliflower soup is cheesy and creamy and perfect for a cold night.

Cauliflower Soup with Ham and Cheese

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Description

A great way to use up leftover ham, this Cauliflower soup is cheesy and creamy and perfect for a cold night.


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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 cups chicken (or vegetable) broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/2 lbs. chopped cauliflower florets
  • 3 cups medium cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz cubed, cooked ham

Instructions

  1. In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the flour and cook for 30-60 seconds longer. Slowly whisk in the milk and the broth. Add the salt. Bring to a light simmer, then add the cauliflower. Cover the pot and cook until the cauliflower is tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Working in batches, transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to the soup pot.
  3. Stir in the cheese and stir until the cheese is melted. Stir in the ham and heat until the ham is heated through, then serve warm.