Sunday Slow Cooker: Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

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136 CALORIES 17g CARBS 2g FAT 12g PROTEIN
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I know everyone is saying this right now, but all I want to do is curl up and eat soup. This is proving a bit difficult since the sun is really shining right now in Southern California and my daily attempt to wear sweaters and boots is thwarted. However I am not letting that get in the way of lots of soup eating. This simple and healthy recipe is packed with cauliflower, veggies, lowfat dairy, and just enough cheddar to really taste rich. Leave out the flour to make a gluten free, Paleo, or low carb version. It will still turn out great. You can also also blend about half the soup if you like a chunkier version.

The Recipe

Sunday Slow Cooker: Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

PREP TIME: 10 Min
COOK TIME: 5 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 5 Hours, 10 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 6 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 3 U celery stalks, diced
  • 2 U garlic cloves, diced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (or chicken)
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour (skip for low carb or gluten free)
  • 1.5 cups canned nonfat evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup skim milk
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1.5 cups reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese

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Instructions

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1

Add the cauliflower, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, and broth to the crockpot. Cook on low for 4 hours or until veggies are soft.

2

Stir together the flour, evaporated milk, and skim milk. Add to the slow cooker and turn it up to high for 1 hour. This will thicken up the soup.

3

Season the soup with salt and pepper to taste. Use an immersion blender (or blend in batches) until smooth. Stir in the cheese until it melts completely.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 342g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136
Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
6%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 7mg
3%
Sodium 279mg
12%
Total Carbohydrate 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 3g
11%
Sugars 9g
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
2 Comments
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Denise Madden
February 7, 2017 - 19:51
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Everything was going against me on this recipe -- my slow cooker broke so I cooked it for several hours on the stove, very low heat. Out of flour, subbed Bisquick. My husband likes texture, so I couldn't blend it. The result was outrageously good, almost impossible to believe it's low fat. Plus I learned that cauliflower is every bit as good, if not better, than potatoes in soup! I can't wait to try the other recipes -- we have to cut back meat, so this is just one tasty alternative.
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December 9, 2015 - 15:58
I haven't personally tried it but I imagine it would work just fine. Just cook it until the cauliflower is tender enough to blend.
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