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Cheesy Cauliflower and Ham Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower chopped
  • 2 parsnips peeled and chopped into 1/2" pieces
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbs unsalted butter
  • 2 leeks dliced, white and light green parts only
  • 1 potato peeled and diced into 1/2" pieces
  • 5 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups diced ham
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teas white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teas freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 teas cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheese I used a mix of Kerrygold Skellig and Dubliner
  • fresh chives for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil. Toss the cauliflower and parsnips with the olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Arrange the cauliflower mix over the baking sheet in a single layer and bake the veggies 20 to 25 minutes, until golden brown (flipping once halfway through bake time).
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the leeks and saute about 6 minutes. Add the roasted veggies and potato. Stir in the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes for the flavors to blend.
  • When ready, use an immersion blender to puree the soup (leave a few chunks for texture if you prefer). Stir in the ham, milk, vinegar, nutmet, cayenne and cheese. Stir over low not allowing the soup to boil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with freshly minced chives.

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