*JAN'S HONEY BAKED HAM, CAULIFLOWER AND CHEESE SOUP
This delicious Honey Baked Ham, Cauliflower and Cheddar Cheese Soup is the winner of our National Soup Month Competition. Jan's soup was picked from over 300 other entries! Her soup was a HUGE hit at HoneyBaked Hamquarters. Nice job, Jan!
Small Yellow Onions (diced)
Honey Baked Ham Bone
1 - with enough ham on it to equal 1.5 cups
Garlic Cloves (chopped)
Head of Cauliflower (chopped)
Heavy Whipping Cream
Sharp Cheddar Cheese Grated
Heat 2 TBL of butter in a pot over medium heat. Add 1 diced onion and 1/2 cup of celery to the butter. Add ham bone and cover with chicken broth. Cover with lid and simmer for about 45 minutes or until the ham pulls easily off the bone.
When ham is done, remove from pot and let cool. When ham has cooled, remove ham from bone and chop into pieces. Discard the bone.
Strain remaining broth into a bowl.
Cut cauliflower off of stem and chop into small pieces. Set aside.
Heat another pot over medium heat and add 2 TBL of butter. Add diced onion to pot and saute until transparent. Add ham and cook for several minutes. Add chopped garlic and cook for another minute.
Add chopped cauliflower, mix well and cook for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Sprinkle flour over ingredients in pot and mix well.
Pour in enough chicken broth to cover ingredients in pot while stirring constantly.
Add bay leaf, salt, pepper, and sage. Stir and cover with lid, leaving a crack for steam to escape. Cook 20-25 minutes.
Stir in heavy cream and grated cheddar cheese. Cook for another 5 minutes and serve. Optional: top with seasoned croutons.