2/14/14

Slow cooker creamy cauliflower soup

 

Last week I took one of our favorite meatless recipes and adapted it for the slow cooker. I love having one more meatless crock pot recipe in my repertoire; they are so hard to find.

By the way, this is a great way to get your kids to eat cauliflower. It is very creamy and it tastes cheesy. The cauliflower taste is very mild. I'm looking forward to trying this with other veggies, such as broccoli. And spinach, perhaps?

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Slow cooker creamy cauliflower soup

1/4 cup butter
1 onion, diced
2 1-pound bags frozen cauliflower (fresh is nice too)
4 cups chicken broth (or 4 cups water plus 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon)
1 cup instant powdered milk
salt and pepper to taste

Sauté onion in butter. Add to slow cooker along with cauliflower, chicken broth, milk powder, and salt and pepper. Cook on low 6-8 hours, or on high for about half that, until cauliflower is very soft. Purée with stick blender or in batches in the blender or food processor.

Freezer directions: Sauté onion in butter, then add 1 cup water, 2 tablespoons chicken bouillon, and milk powder. Freeze. When ready to cook, add frozen mixture to slow cooker with 2 bags frozen cauliflower and 3 cups water. Cook as above, adding 30 minutes for thawing.


4 comments:

  1. I look forward to trying out your recipe this week end....especially since I love cauliflower.

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  2. I love cauliflower.. this sounds wonderful.. I don't have powered milk on hand. Could you use other milk? Anxious to make this.. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I'm wondering if you used a can or two of evaporated milk in place of some of the chicken broth, if that might work. Let me know if you try it!

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