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Contest-Winning Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe

Contest-Winning Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe

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


  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Contest-Winning Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

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Brossi User ID: 8526235 249740
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."

shiny0torchic User ID: 6958458 192565
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."

bereitbach User ID: 4958434 190313
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."

Cajuncooker User ID: 5837748 107371
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."

eveybea User ID: 5795443 190311
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!"

lekesel User ID: 5357265 175241
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"This soup was very bland tasted like it was missing...something...we added a tiny drop of hot sauce to give it a little kick and it helped the recipe a TON."

clszabo User ID: 12818 107369
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2010

"This soup was very bland - it would be much better with some other spices or flavors"

dannyjoe User ID: 3828722 175237
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2010

"Great soup, very rich!!!"

writeon11 User ID: 4693269 175234
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"Tastes a lot like cauliflower with cheese sauce. DELICIOUS anytime. So creamy and smooth!"

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