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It’s always soup season in my house and one of my favorite ways to use up a cauliflower from my fridge is in this Cheesy Cream of Cauliflower Soup. It’s also super easy to make low carb as well!

Cheesy Cream of Cauliflower Soup
Cheesy Cream of Cauliflower Soup

 

I guess by now you’re fully aware that I love soup. It’s kind of hard to keep any sort of secret around here when you tend to blog everything you eat, do, buy, think…..the list goes on and on.

I have made this cauliflower soup before, eaten it and loved it, but totally lost the pictures to it. This isn’t something new in the land of food blogging, folks,we lose pictures all the time. I’ll get into that again sometime, but I made this soup years ago and never blogged it due to those lost pictures.

To make this soup low carb, simply stir in ONLY the cheese at the end, omitting the flour. You can also then use 1/2 cup of whipping cream instead of the cup of milk at the end, and no flour. It works out great!

How to Make Slow Cooker Cauliflower Soup

This cream of cauliflower soup isn’t full of amazing spices, or fancy additions, it’s just plain ol’ cauliflower goodness with cheese added to it, because everything is better with cheese in it, yes? You simmer the cauliflower for hours in a simple vegetable broth, then at the end make a roux (white sauce) with some cheese melted into it and voila. You have an amazing supper.

  • Place the cauliflower, broth and diced onion into a large slow cooker. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, or until the cauliflower is soft and cooked through.
  • In a medium size pot over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until it’s combined. stir in the milk making sure that the milk is absorbed into the flour without making it lumpy. Eventually the mixture will be smooth.
  • When all of the milk has been added and the mixture is smooth, add in the cheese and stir until melted.
  • Whisk in your milk/cheese sauce into the slow cooker. Puree with an immersion blender if you want a smooth soup.
  • Cook for another 15-20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally. Serve and enjoy!

How to Make Cauliflower Soup in the Instant Pot

Since I have made this recipe countless times over the years, I’ve now moved to making it in the instant pot!

    1. Place the cauliflower, broth and diced onion into a your Instant pot.
    2. Close the lid and cook on high pressure for 30 minutes.
    3. Let the instant pot release naturally, then open the lid carefully.
    4. In a medium size pot over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until it’s combined. stir in the milk making sure that the milk is absorbed into the flour without making it lumpy. Eventually the mixture will be smooth.
    5. When all of the milk has been added and the mixture is smooth, add in the cheese and stir until melted.Puree with an immersion blender if you want a smooth soup.
    6. Whisk in your milk/cheese sauce into the Instant Pot, then turn the instant pot on saute and let simmer for a few minutes, stirring, until the roux thickens up the soup.
    7. Serve and enjoy.

 

Happy cooking everyone! This is a great recipe for those that have a cauliflower in the fridge that is juuuuust on the edge of expiry, that’s usually how this soup comes about in my house! IF you are looking for another cauliflower recipes, try my Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower, it’s another great low carb cauliflower recipe!

Love,

Karlynn

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Cheesy Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Decadent cheesy cream of cauliflower soup, sure to warm your belly on a chilly day! Make this low carb by leaving out the flour as a thickener.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
6 hours
Total Time
6 hours 10 minutes
Course
Dinner
Cuisine
American
Servings
6
Calories
196
Author
Karlynn Johnston
Keywords
Cream of Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 head of cauliflower washed coarsely chopped
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup diced white onion
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1-2 cup grated cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Place the cauliflower, broth and diced onion into a large crockpot. 
  2. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, or until the cauliflower is soft and cooked through. 

  3. In a medium size pot over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until it's combined; it will be all clumped together, this is ok. 

  4. Next, little by little, stir in the milk making sure that the milk is absorbed into the flour without making it lumpy. Eventually the mixture will be smooth. 

  5. When all of the milk has been added and the mixture is smooth, add in the cheese and stir until melted. 

  6. Move the cauliflower to one side of the pot so there is a soup surface to mix in. Alternatively, use a hand blender to puree the soup so that there are no cauliflower pieces, you can have a chunky or a smooth soup.

  7. Whisk in your milk/cheese sauce into the crockpot. 
  8. Cook for another 15-20 minutes or so, stirring occasionally so there isn't a skin on the surface. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values may vary.

 

To make this soup low carb, simply stir in ONLY the cheese at the end, omitting the flour. You can also then use 1/2 cup of whipping cream instead of the cup of milk at the end, and no flour. It works out great! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 196kcal, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 39mg, Sodium: 1131mg, Potassium: 164mg, Sugar: 5g, Vitamin A: 18.7%, Vitamin C: 12.8%, Calcium: 19.3%, Iron: 2.7%

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Vegetable Soups / Cheesy Cream of Cauliflower SoupLast updated on May 6, 2019
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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian Prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Ligia Cadena says

    I have a suggestion, instead of using flour to give the consistency add a couple of small potatoes to the cauliflower and broth.
    By the way, I love your recipes you always give good suggestions to improve the final consistency. Thanks a lot!!!

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