Cauliflower Cheese Soup
1 medium, (about 6 ounces), cleaned and sliced (white and light green parts only)
1 medium, finely chopped
1 rib(s), medium, finely chopped
Reduced-sodium chicken broth
4 cup(s), florets
Low fat American cheese single(s)
¾ oz, slice
Low fat cream cheese
2 Tbsp, (Neufchâtel), at room temperature
2 Tbsp, Fresh, chopped
- Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the leek, carrot, and celery. Cook, stirring frequently, until the vegetables are very tender, but not browned, about 8 minutes.
- Add the broth and cauliflower; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the cauliflower is very tender, about 30 minutes. Stir in the cheeses until melted.
- Remove the soup from the heat and puree with a hand-held immersion blender, or in a food processor or blender, in batches if necessary. Return the soup to the saucepan and reheat. Stir in the chives. Yields 1 1/3 cups per serving.