August 18, 2012

Cheesy Cauliflower Bratwurst Soup

On the Menu Today~
Cheesy Cauliflower Bratwurst Soup

The perfect comfort food is soup and
Cheesy Cauliflower Bratwurst Soup is the answer.

This soup is made with bratwurst,
a Wisconsin favorite...
feel free to substitute ground pork, sausage or
even ground beef for the bratwurst.

Cheesy Bratwurst Soup

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds bratwurst, sliced 
  • 2 tablespoons liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 quarts water
  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz) fiesta cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 oz each) chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 t easpoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 2 to 4 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 16 oz Velveeta cheese, cubed
  • 1 head fresh cauliflower, steamed and broken into florets
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat, add onion and garlic, saute for 5 minutes. Add sliced bratwurst, season with liquid smoke, salt and pepper.
  2. Saute' until browned on both sides, remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In large dutch oven or soup kettle add water, cheddar cheese soup, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, basil, parsley, thyme, creole seasoning and hot sauce.
  4. With slotted spoon, transfer brat mixture into soup kettle Bring to a boil, reduce heat, Simmer for 30 minutes. Add cubed Velvetta cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Add steamed cauliflower and shredded cheddar cheese, stirring gently.
  6. Cook until heated through.

Cheese , Bratwurst, Cauliflower, SoupPork


  1. I am making this as I type; its at the boiling stage. Substituting broccoli for the cauli, and repurposing some leftover brats from Saturday's college team cookout, where of the 90 boys on the team, like 10 showed up.
    I didn't add the hot sauce or liq smoke, but i think it will still be ultra yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    I'm in Wisconsin too, New Holstein.

    Laurel :)

  2. Hello~I am so glad you stopped by! Glad to hear you found a way to use up your leftover brats..can't tell you how many recipes I have made using left-over brats:) I hope you enjoy the soup on this chilly, rainy night! Let me know how it turned out~ Stop back again soon~

    Saying Good-night from up here in Gods Country:)

  3. This looks really like comfort food to me... thanks for posting on the Foodie Friends Friday Link party. I enjoy your blog. Deb @ Kneaded Creations


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