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Contest-Winning Cheesy Cauliflower Soup

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
  • Makes
    9 servings (2-1/4 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream

Directions

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

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