A yummy cauliflower and potato soup that tastes just like potato soup. Serve topped with shredded cheese.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
3 hrs 10 mins
total:
3 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, and onion flakes together in a pot; add enough water to cover and stir in chicken bouillon cube. Bring to a simmer and cook until cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes.

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  • Transfer vegetable mixture and about 1 cup cooking liquid to a slow cooker. Stir cream of chicken soup, milk, cream cheese, and bacon bits into vegetable mixture.

  • Cook on Low, stirring occasionally, for 2 1/2 hours.

  • Stir parsley into soup and continue cooking until vegetable are tender and flavors blend, 1/2 to 1 1/2 hours. Top with shredded Cheddar cheese.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the chicken broth. The actual amount of the broth consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

416 calories; protein 15.9g 32% DV; carbohydrates 45.8g 15% DV; fat 20.3g 31% DV; cholesterol 55.6mg 19% DV; sodium 1087.3mg 44% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2015
This was delicious! I didn't realize it was for the crock pot until way too late, so i cooked it all on the stove in about half and hour. I tossed three cloves of garlic in with the carrots, potatoes, and cauliflower, then drained most of the water after cooking, and mashed the whole thing with a potato masher. Worked like a charm! I added the cooking liquid back in (I needed about 1.5 cups), added a cup of frozen corn, tossed in about a teaspoon of curry powder (mm mm mmm), and let it cook for about 20 minutes over medium/low heat before adding the cream cheese. It was delicious! My husband couldn't eat it fast enough! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2014
I would have mashed the cauliflower bits so the soup is not so chunky. Also it's very thick and these servings are huge! I doubled this recipe to 8 servings instead of 4 to take it to a church potluck. It would not all fit into my crockpot! Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 86
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2015
This was delicious! I didn't realize it was for the crock pot until way too late, so i cooked it all on the stove in about half and hour. I tossed three cloves of garlic in with the carrots, potatoes, and cauliflower, then drained most of the water after cooking, and mashed the whole thing with a potato masher. Worked like a charm! I added the cooking liquid back in (I needed about 1.5 cups), added a cup of frozen corn, tossed in about a teaspoon of curry powder (mm mm mmm), and let it cook for about 20 minutes over medium/low heat before adding the cream cheese. It was delicious! My husband couldn't eat it fast enough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2014
One of the best soups I've ever made. After reading the review about it being too chunky I simply took half of it out of the pot and used my immersion blender then added it back in. This smoothed it out quite a bit. I also added a clove of garlic because we love garlic in everything. We are veg so I subbed cream of celery soup for the cream of chicken and veggie broth for bouillon. It was delicious. We'll be making a lot of this over the winter. I think you could use any type of potato, not just red. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2013
Loved this! We are making it for the second time tonight because I have been craving it all week. I left out the cream cheese and bacon in an effort to make this a little healthier and it was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/01/2015
Soup was delish and easy to make. My whole family loved it. FYI.......Do Not Try using a hand mixer in the Crock Pot unless you enjoy cleaning soup off of your counter tops, windows and cabinets 10 minutes before your guests arrive! I did get a good laugh at myself! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2015
Made it exactly according to the recipe. Delish, everyone enjoyed this soup. I'll definitely make this again. I did use an immersion blender when it was finished cooking. Oh and you'll need to add salt to taste. Maybe I'll add 2 cloves of garlic next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2015
I made this pretty much sticking to the recipe. The only thing I did different was omitted the bacon bits. I instead cooked up some black pepped bacon and topped the soup with that and the cheddar. This prevents soggy bacon. I also made this stove-top one pot clean-up. At the end of the cooking time I used the immersion blender. This was a wonderfully smooth and delicious soup. This will be in my regular soup rotation. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2017
5 stars with some changes... I don't use canned soups, so I substituted a cup of cream, but half and half or crema would work, too. I made this all on the stove top. I used 1/2 an onion, diced and 2 cloves of garlic, diced, Sauteed in some butter and oil (your choice) until softened. Added diced carrots and potatoes, salt and pepper, dash of thyme and sauteed until vegetables were softened. Added milk and stock to cover and simmered until vegetables were tender. Added 3 cups frozen, riced cauliflower and continued simmering until thawed and tender. Added cream, cream cheese, bacon bits (reserved some for serving), additional liquid as needed and simmered until smooth. Added cheese off heat, stirred until melted. Stirred in parsley, adjusted seasonings, served topped with additional cheeses and bacon.Everyone loved it! SO wanted shredded chicken added next time! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2016
WOW! Is this ever good!!!!! YUMMO! Sautéed chopped onion and garlic then added veggies. Also added some rosemary. Used 4 med yellow potatoes and 10 baby carrots. Next time cut potatoes smaller 'bite size' and use more carrots. Blended 1/3 and added back in. Thanks for an awesome recipe!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2014
Excellent soup especially for the cooler times of the year! I was pretty faithful to the recipe my only edits were sauteed onions in 2 tbsp butter and I used white potatoes since thats what I had on hand.And I forgot the cheddar cheese (didn't miss it) Also I can tell you the store bought real bacon crumbles work great and lend the perfect flavor. Since I was short on time I simmered on the stove top. Rich and delicious a keeper declared my husband. Our kids and I are having this right now for lunch! Kid approved! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2014
I would have mashed the cauliflower bits so the soup is not so chunky. Also it's very thick and these servings are huge! I doubled this recipe to 8 servings instead of 4 to take it to a church potluck. It would not all fit into my crockpot! Read More
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