Contest-Winning Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe
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Contest-Winning Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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“If you prefer chunky soup, skip the blender step and stir the cheese and cream into the slow cooker mixture, then heat on high until the cheese is melted.” —Sheryl Punter, Woodstock, Ontario
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES:9 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
MAKES: 9 servings


  • 1 large head cauliflower, broken into florets
  • 2 celery ribs
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 large green pepper
  • 1 small sweet red pepper
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 209 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 730mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein


  1. Place cauliflower in a 4-qt. slow cooker. Chop the celery, carrots, peppers and onion; add to slow cooker. Stir in the broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender.
  2. In a blender, process soup in batches until smooth. Return all to slow cooker; stir in cheese and cream. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 9 servings (2-1/4 quarts).
Originally published as Cheesy Cauliflower Soup in Taste of Home August/September 2010, p61

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Reviewed Jun. 24, 2016

"Very nice soup. However, we didn't find it cheesy at all unfortunately. Next time might reduce the cream by half and add an additional cup of cheese and maybe some garlic (I love garlic in everything). Otherwise it was a wonderful recipe and enjoyed by the family. I must say that usually I love a soup with heaps of flavour (I am a soup-a-holic) and have noted that some reviewers think this was bland. We really liked this one as it was. I didn't find it bland at all. Thanks for a great recipe."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2013

"This recipe was great. When I made it, I didn't realize I had forgotten the half and half until my family was several bites into the meal. We all agreed after adding the cream that it was good both ways. As an extra kick, I think I'll spice it up a little with some red hot sauce next time. My mother found this recipe so appetizing that she requested it to add to her own collection."

Reviewed Mar. 11, 2013

"This soup was hearty, but lacked flavor. It just seemed like it needed something else to give it more taste. At this point, I don't plan to make it again."

Reviewed Feb. 22, 2011

"My mother made this recipe some years ago and it was fantatic. She passed away and I was trying to dig up some of these old recipes - I am so delighted to find it again and can't wait to make it for my family."

Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

"Using a cup of nonfat yogurt and a cup of skim milk instead of the half and half gave the soup a tangy taste. We love it!"

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