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wisconsin cauliflower soup (zupas)

Posted on: 6.20.2011

The first time I ever went to Zupas was while living here in Salt Lake. I don't think they have this restaurant in San Diego, but they SHOULD. I love all of their food and soups! My favorite soups are the Lobster Bisque, the Mushroom Soup, and their Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup. I would say I take turns with rotating through these soups when I go, but lately I have only been wanting the Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup. It is just such a great comfort food soup, and I am a big lover of cheese :) So I thought I would look up recipes to see what I could find, and came across this. Now if only you could replicate their mushroom or lobster.... yum.

Zupa's Wisconsin Cauliflower Soup
2 tablespoons margarine or butter (1/4 stick)
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 spoon salt
2 cups milk
1 can (13 3/4 to 14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 head (2 1/2 pounds) cauliflower, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 cup Sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup Pepper Jack cheese

In 4-quart saucepan, melt margarine or butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook until golden, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and salt; cook 2minutes, stirring frequently. Gradually stir in milk, chicken broth, and 1 1/2 cups water; add cauliflower and heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. In blender (with center part of blender cover removed to allow steam to escape), blend cauliflower mixture at low speed in small batches until very smooth. Return cauliflower mixture to saucepan; heat over medium heat until hot, stirring occasionally. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in mustard and 1 1/2 cups cheese until melted and smooth. Garnish soup with remaining cheese to serve. 
ENJOY!

42 little notes:

  1. Yum! Looks delicious!

    Something funny... I just read your "About me" and saw that you were born in Alberta. I grew up there. Where in Alberta?

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  2. Oh heavens I love Zupas! :) This recipe sounds delicious, and so easy!

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  3. This looks sooo good! So do your hounds tooth nails too =)

    - Sarah
    http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

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  4. Sounds awesome! When I saw the title, I thought "What's so Wisco about cauliflower?" Then I read the recipe. Yay cheese!

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  5. I just love soups!! :D P.S Your nails looks so cute like that.

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  6. I just went to Zupas for the first time on Saturday. SO good :)

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  7. Mmm I love this soup and have made the same recipe too. :) This is kinda weird but I really like half Wisconsin Cauliflower and half Tomato Bisque...in the same bowl. I swear it is so good. I bet the cauliflower and lobster bisque would be good mixed too. Now I am craving Zupas!!

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  8. sounds delicious! Ive been craving soup lately, so I think I'll give this one a try. Thanks for the recipe!

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  9. I moved to Salt Lake a little over a year ago and totally agree with you about Zupas... they need to have this place everywhere! I haven't tried the Wisconsin Cauliflower soup yet (I can never seem to turn the Lobster Bisque away!!!) but this recipe looks super easy and perfect for a rainy day :)

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  10. this looks amazing and so easy! thanks! :)

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  11. I.LOVE.ZUPPAS! Especially their salads. Yummy!

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  12. yum! i may have to try this. and your nails are so cute!

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  13. Yum! This looks so good! I'd also love some Lobster Bisque.

    And if those are your nails in that picture, you have to teach me how to do that! Cutest paint job I've seen!

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  14. YUM YUM YUM YUM YUUUUUMM! sounds oh so good!

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  15. I didn't even know you could have cauliflower soup!

    This looks SO GOOD.

    Luckily, I read a ton of super cute and super TASTY (recipe, not people) blogs so I'm so pumped to get some time this week to try my hand at cooking! Wish me luck at not burning my house down! :D

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  16. Yum!! Thank you for posting the recipe - going to give it a go soon. I love soup. x

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  17. This sounds amazing! I'll definitely have to add this to my "to-try" list!

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  18. Oh my goodness. I love Zuppas so much - it's right up there with cafe rio. Have you tried their tomato basil soup? one word Amazing. Now that its summer I guess I'll have to start trying their salads

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  19. YUMMY!!! I cannot wait til it gets colder so I can try this recipe on my family! :)

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  20. thanks for sharing, love me some zupas!!!

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  21. that looks so good! annnnnd how'd you do your nails like that?? love them!

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  22. hey just came across you blog, and you are too cute!
    thanks for following me, i returned the favour ;)
    p.s. good luck on you 30x30 challenge!!

    p.p.s. I'm also following you on twitter! drop me a line sometime!

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  23. that looks delish! :] i will have to try it out!

    but a little fyi -- you recently started following me on peacelovehchrist&{sand dollars} but i changed my name & the URL -- it is www.myunrehearsedlifetheblog.blogspot.com :]

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  24. sounds delicious! can't wait to try it!

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  25. This recipe looks SO GOOD. I will have to make it sometime. It seems like I find the best recipes on blogs! Cool houndstooth nails too =)

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  26. Zupas is amazing. When we were at BYU, that was our go to restaurant. I wish they had one in Arizona. I can't wait to make this recipe!

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  27. that sounds amazing!!! I will so have to try it!

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  28. This sounds pretty much exactly like the one I make (http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/food/recipes/cauliflower-cheddar-soup-ham-and-spicy-mustard-pinwheel-dippers/) which me and my bf LOVE! We love soup in general and always look for new ones, but a lot of times, we go back this favorite of ours. So easy and SO good!

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  29. Oooh this sounds and looks delicious! I may just have to try this dish.

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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  30. i have never heard of zupas, but i want this soup right now! yum!

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  31. Oh my gosh, I LOVE your nails!! Must try.

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  32. This sounds AMAZING! Just bookmarked it so I can be sure to make it next time I want soup! All of my favorite soups have cheese in them :)

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  33. I've never heard of Zupas and now I know I've been missing out! I love (almost) all things soups! & I will most certainly be making this!!

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  34. Love your nails and the soup looks yummy.

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  35. LOVE Zupas! And that soup is possibly my favorite ever. My mom and I searched for the perfect recipe for months before my wedding because we were doing a soup bar. No such luck dang it. Excited to try this!

    -Kelsi

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  36. I made this tonight and it was pretty tasty. The consistency wasn't quite right though--i blended it all twice but it was still really grainy. I think the Zupas soup is a lot cheesier as well.

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