Stilton, cauliflower and thyme soup

Cauliflower cheese soup

I eat a lot of soup.  There’s not a week that goes by that I don’t fill a pot with some combination of vegetables and pulses and let it bubble away and do its thing.  Soup is hugely comforting, it’s filling, it’s warm, it’s exactly the kind of thing you want to eat when the rain is horizontal and freezing, as it was yesterday.

A cauli that really needed using and a leftover wedge of Stilton in the fridge made this soup inevitable.  Rich, tangy with ripe Stilton and creamy too, it was the perfect end to a long walk with my lovely mum. We were cold, we’d been collecting sloes in my mum’s beloved woods near her house.  The woods connect all the estates in the town she lives in, they really are beautiful. She pointed out tree fulls of noisy jays, buzzards and low flying red kites.

We decided we had enough sloes as the sun disappeared and the rain started to fall.  This soup was waiting for us.

Cauliflower and Stilton Soup

Serves 4-6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Dietary Vegetarian
Meal type Soup

What you will need

  • 1 medium cauliflower (broken into florets)
  • 2 white onions (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 100g Stilton cheese (crumbled)
  • 1l vegetable stock
  • handful fresh thyme
  • black pepper

Instructions

Step 1 Melt the butter in a large pan and soften the onion for about 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower florets and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Step 2 Pour in the stock and let the veggies soften for about 10 minutes.
Step 3 Add the Stilton cheese and stir until it's melted. Blitz with a hand blender until smooth and add the thyme leaves. Season with black pepper.

 

I’m linking this recipe up to Credit Crunch Munch at lovely blogs Dinner with CrayonsFab Food for All and Fuss Free Flavours.

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6 Comments

  • Looks great, I’ve got out of the soup habit and the freezer is so empty, sounds like a job for this weekend. x

    • Sarah Scott (Author)

      I love soup, especially when it’s made with Stilton… I use all the leftover veggies to try not to waste them. Can you see my halo glinting from all the way up there Katie? x

  • What a fabulous soup (although I can’t eat green cheese myself) I’m sure this combination works really well:-) Thank you for entering this monht’s Credit Crunch Munch.

  • Not had cauliflower soup for years – this looks wondeful especially with the addition of stilton. I can see this popping up on our Saturday lunch menu when we’ve stilton knocking about in the fridge after Christmas. Thanks for entering into CCM.

    • Sarah Scott (Author)

      Thank you. It’s really good and perfect with a little bit of tangy chutney too. Sounds odd but works so well. Yes, I foresee much more too with the Christmas cheese frenzy..

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