First of my "Sunday Sinners Soups"

Broccoli & Cauliflower Soup

  • 5 slices thick bacon
    3 cups broccoli, chopped
    3 cups cauliflower, chopped
    6 cups chicken broth
    1/2 medium onion or 2 leeks cleaned and thinly sliced
  • 2 celery stalks minced
    1 sm. potato, diced (added this after video)
    4 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
    1 c Half & Half or milk..whatever you prefer
  • 1 TBS nutmeg
  • 2 TBS minced garlic

Cook the bacon in soup pot until crisp and remove with slotted spoon and put aside.  Saute onions in bacon grease until golden. Add broth, garlic, broccoli, cauliflower, and potato to a boil in a 4 quart saucepan. Reduce heat, cook covered, 15 minutes.  Add half & half.  Add shredded cheese and heat until melted. Take 1/3 of soup mixture & pour into blender and puree. Return pureed soup to pan with reserved vegetables and heat through, but do not boil or cheese will curdle. Take reserved bacon and chop and add to soup.  Season to taste.  Serve with a salad and a hearty bread and ENJOY!!!