Slow Cooker "Loaded Potato” Soup with Cauliflower

Surprise! We took the guilt out of this guilty pleasure soup by replacing the potato with cauliflower and the heavy cream with milk and chicken broth. Trust us, after one bite of this soup you'll wonder why anyone eats potatoes at all. It comes together in a snap since you use the food processor and your slow cooker. Have your soup and eat it too AND stick to your New Year's resolutions. If you do those kinds of things, read Clinton's take on resolutions. Then check out more of our calorie-cutting recipes starring cauliflower: Creamy Cauliflower Rice Pilaf and Better-For-You Fettuccine Alfredo.

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Slow Cooker "Loaded Potato” Soup with Cauliflower

  • Yields 6 Servings
  • 15 Minutes active time
  • 6 hours inactive cook time
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked crisp
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt

MORE: Cut the Carbs With This Creamy Cauliflower Rice Pilaf

  • Directions:
  • In a food processor, chop the cauliflower until very fine, then transfer to the slow cooker. Do the same with the onion, celery, and garlic. Combine in a slow cooker with the chicken broth, milk, and flour. Stir together and cook on low for 6 hours. When ready to serve, stir in 1 cup of the cheddar cheese. Ladle into bowls and serve garnished with cheddar cheese, bacon, scallions, and a dollop of greek yogurt.
Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup

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