Thursday, January 14, 2010

Copycat “Zuppas” Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup

Have you ever been to Zuppas? Mmmmmm…just thinking about their menu gets my juices flowing. My favorite thing on their menu is the Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup. However, it is hard to find the time to get there…not to mention that it would be expensive to eat there regularly. So, I ask myself, "Why should I have to wait until I have time or money." I have eaten it enough that I should be able to figure out how to make it myself...right? RIGHT! So I embarked on my copycat adventure and came up with something that is very close…close enough to satisfy my craving anyway J

Copycat "Zuppas" Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup


  • 2 TBS butter

  • 1 head of cauliflower broken into florets

  • 1 small white onion, finely chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 2 14 0z cans chicken broth

  • 1 cup of Half and Half

  • 2 cups of Milk

  • 3 TBS of all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp of salt

  • 8 oz of sharp/extra-sharp white cheddar cheese shredded


Saute onions and garlic on medium heat in the butter until softened. Add the chicken broth and cauliflower florets and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer until the cauliflower is tender – about 10-15 minutes. Pour cauliflower mixture into blender and puree. Pour puree into large soup kettle bring back to a boil. Meanwhile mix the half and half, milk, flour and salt until there are no flour clumps. Pour milk mixture into the boiling cauliflower mixture while stirring. Reduce heat to medium and continue stirring until soup thickens. Remove from heat and add cheese. Stir to mix. Serve in soup bowls. Buen Provecho!


Caroline Brock said...

This one looks great! I LOVE SOUP--try to make some once a week at least I'll give this one a try and let you know how our family likes it!

Caroline Brock said...

also--2 cans of broth--are these big cans, or the little ones?

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