We all know soups have different textures. Some are best enjoyed when slurped and then you have thick soups where every bite is an experience. This easy cheesy baked cauliflower soup is exactly like that. Every morsel is so comforting and wholesome, you wouldn’t want to put your spoon down. 🙂 It’s one of my favorites and a perfect binge food during these chilly winters.
In case you’re in a hurry, you can prepare this soup without baking the cauliflower florets. Simply add in the cauliflower and garlic along with the spring onions. Add a little vegetable stock combined with milk so that it cooks through easily. Feel free to add in more veggies like carrots, leeks, etc. Adjust the quantities to your liking.
This is what you’ll need:-
Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Soup
- 1 big head cauliflower
- 1-2 spring onions
- 2 cups plain milk
- A few springs of chopped coriander
- 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 3-4 bread slices
- A pinch of nutmeg powder
- Salt & Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 3 tbsp of olive oil
1. Pre-heat oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.
2. In the meantime, add garlic cloves, olive oil, salt, pepper and nutmeg powder to the cauliflower. Leave a tsp of olive oil for later. Rub the florets till they’re well-coated.
3. Prepare the aluminum baking tin with foil paper and place the florets in it. Cover it up and place it in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 40-45 minutes. In this case, I used an aluminum pressure cooker. It works as good as an oven. To have it work as an oven, place a ring at the base and put the baking tin on top of it. Remove the whistle and place the lid. Flame should be on low.
4. Next, add a tsp of olive oil to a deep pot and sauté spring onions. Add in the baked goodness and milk. Bring to a boil. Add in the coriander leaves. Season with salt and black pepper as required.
5. Turn off the flame and blend well.
6. Place it on the heat once more. Add more milk for desired consistency. Bring to a boil.
6. At this point, you can have it as it is or if you’re a glutton like me, heighten your experience by adding in some bread and cheese.
7. Toast your slices of bread. Rub a garlic clove on it and drizzle a bit of olive oil.
8. Pour soup in an oven-proof serving bowl. Layer it with cheese and place your slice of bread.
9. Top it with more cheese to seal the deal.
10. Place it in the oven on the top rack at 180 degrees Celsius for 5-10 minutes or till you see a brown coating form on the cheese.
Here are a few more soups you might enjoy
Happy Cooking 🙂