Low Carb Cougar Gold Cheese Soup

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This low-carb cheese soup delivers powerful flavor at family gatherings. It's always found on my table at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

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Ingredients

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3 cups Cougar Gold Cheese; shredded
2 tablespoons Butter
1 small Onion; (about 2.5 ounces) diced
2 teaspoons Dried Mustard
3 cups Vegetable Broth
2 cups Cream
3 cups Cauliflower; frozen works fine

Original recipe makes 8

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Preparation

Shred Cougar Gold cheese until you have 3 cups worth. (Be warned: stickier and crumblier than cheddar, Cougar Gold can challenge your cheese-shredding skills and use more time than expected.)

Saute diced onion in butter until soft. Stir in dry mustard. Cook for several minutes, stirring continuously. Transfer to soup pot and stir in broth (Imagine's Veggie or No-Chicken broth work well), whisking until smooth. Add cauliflower.

Simmer over moderate heat 30 minutes. Add cream (or half-and-half). Reduce heat to low and stir in Cougar Gold Cheese until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Per 1/8 recipe with cream: 437 Calories; 42g Fat; 14g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Fiber; 3g Net Carbs

Per 1/8 recipe with half-and-half: 315 Cal; 25g Fat; 15g Protein; 7g Carbohydrate; 1g Fiber; 6g Net Carbs

If you're not a vegetarian, you can use chicken broth instead of veggie broth with great results.

I realize my nutritional data conflicts with the values derived by Big Oven, but please trust mine. They're based on accurate ingredient counts entered into Fitday rather than not-quite-exact-counterparts from the USDA database.

Notes

Cougar Gold Cheese is the essential ingredient in this recipe. Yes, you can substitute cheddar, but it will lack the sharp, lovely flavor Cougar Gold imparts. Washington State University's Creamery has a website that vends this terrific canned cheese if you can't find it locally. Yes, I realize it's costly, but special occasions can justify the expense.

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You don't list the fat grams, and our diabetic food plan doesn't include high-fat sauces. I suspect most don't. For a treat, this might be good once in a while, but wow...it makes a lot of sauce!
talheure 4 years ago
Cougar Gold Cheese is the essential ingredient in this recipe. Yes, you can substitute cheddar, but it will lack the sharp, lovely flavor Cougar Gold imparts. Washington State University's Creamery has a website that vends this terrific canned cheese if you can't find it locally. Yes, I realize it's costly, but special occasions can justify the expense. [I posted this recipe.]
Liss 6 years ago
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