Roasted Cauliflower Soup

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    If you do not have an immersion blender to puree the soup, you can puree in a blender, in two batches. Be sure to remove center piece of blender lid (to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid on blender. Place a towel over opening in blender lid (to avoid splatters).


  1. 8 c cauliflower florets (about 1 large head), chopped into bite sized pieces
  2. 2 t olive oil
  3. 1/2 t kosher salt, divided
  4. cooking spray
  5. 3 oz thin sliced prosciutto or other cured ham, chopped
  6. 1 T unsalted butter, divided
  7. 3/4 c yellow onion, chopped
  8. 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  9. 4 c unsalted chicken broth
  10. 1 c water
  11. 1/2 c half-and-half
  12. 1 oz fresh bread crumbs
  13. 1/4 c flat leaf parsley, chopped
  14. 3 t sliced almonds, toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place cauliflower in a large bowl; drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 t salt. Toss to coat. Arrange mixture in a single layer on a jellly-roll pan coated with cooking spray.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes or until tender and browned, stirring once after 30 minutes.
  4. Heat a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Coat pan with cooking spray.
  5. Add prosciutto; cook 3 minutes or until crisp. Remove prosciutto; drain on paper towels.
  6. Melt 1 1/2 t butter in pan. Add onion and garlic; saute 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add cauliflower, broth and 1 c water; broing to a boil.
  8. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  9. Remove from heat; stir in half-and-half and remaining 1/4 t salt.
  10. Puree the mixture with an immersion blender.
  11. Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 1/2 t butter in a skillet over medium heat; swirl. Add the bread crumbs; saute 5 minutes or until golden, stirring frequently. Remove from heat.
  12. Combine prosciutto, bread crumbs, parsley and toasted almonds.
  13. Ladle about 1 1/4 c soup into each of 4 bowls; top each serving with the toasted bread crumb mixture.

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Serves: 4
Course: Soup/Stew/Chili
Type of Food: Soup
Key Ingredient: Cauliflower,Prosciutto,Onions,Parsley,Nuts
Difficulty: 2 - Medium
Make Ahead: Yes
Prep Method: Stovetop,Oven Bake

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