Cheesy Cauliflower or Broccoli Soup


1 stick butter or margarine
1 1/2 C. chopped celery
1 1/2 C. chopped onion
1/3 C flour
1 can chicken broth
2 C half and half
2 C milk
2 C velveeta cheese shreds
3/4C grated parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
1 small head cauliflower or broccoli

Clean and cut up the head of cauliflower or broccoli and steam just until fork tender in microwave or steamer.  Melt margarine or butter in soup pot and add the celery and onion.  Saute until quite soft. Season with salt and pepper.  Add the flour and stir and cook for a minute or two.  Add chicken broth and cook until thick.  This will take only a couple of minutes.  Add half and half and milk.  With a hand blender, puree the soup.  Add the cheeses.  Simmer very gently until cheese is melted, stirring often so it doesn't scorch.  Add the steamed cauliflower and simmer on  low 30 minutes.

And, serve!

Truth be told:  I don't usually (ever?) put our soup in a lovely vintage soup tureen to serve.  I usually serve out of the big soup pot.  But, this makes for a much prettier photo! :)


  1. I love cauliflower and or broccoli soup. The cheese makes it superb!
    I am guilty of doing the same thing for a photo op.

  2. Looks yummy (and gorgeous!) I don't even own a soup tureen (I'm impressed you have one!) I had some lovely double handled soup "cups" that would have matched your tureen, but I sold them because I got tired of moving them from house to house, unused. :)

  3. Yum Yum Yum we are soup fanciers...thank you for sharing your recipe!
    I could not agree more about your lovely soup tureen ...

    I just bought a pretty flowered STANDARD china covered dish at our local Bargain Loft ... I am such a sucker for china

  4. Oh this sounds so good!! It's so cold here today, wind chill was 24 earlier and is really blowing!! May have to try this. :)

  5. Today would be a good day for soup!
    Your tureen is to pretty to NOT use!


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