Creamy cheddar cauliflower soup with a spicy chipotle kick – easy, quick, and healthy!
2 tablespoons butter
1 white onion, diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
3 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
4 tablespoons adobo sauce (see note)
2 teaspoons salt
1 head cauliflower, chopped
2-3 cups shredded sharp white cheddar cheese
Melt butter in a large pot. Add garlic and onion and sauté until onions are tender. Add flour and stir until mixture clumps up.
Gradually whisk in milk. Add broth, chipotle pepper and adobo sauce, salt, and chopped cauliflower. Simmer for 15 minutes or until cauliflower is very tender (the more tender, the smoother your soup will be at the end).
Transfer soup to a blender and pulse/blend until smooth. Return soup to pot. Add cheese and stir until melted and combined with soup. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Serve with extra cheese if desired, enjoy!