Slow Cooker Loaded Broccoli Cauliflower Soup

Warm up the slow cooker and make this Slow Cooker Loaded Broccoli Cauliflower Soup a new Fall favorite!

Slow Cooker Loaded Broccoli-Cauliflower Soup

Ingredients

  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • ½ medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 6 cups Food Club® Chicken Broth
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets
  • 6 slices Food Club® or Brookshire Brothers Thick-Cut Bacon, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) Food Club® Finely Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese plus additional for garnish (optional)
  • 1 cup Fresh Harvest™ Vitamin D Milk
  • ½ teaspoon Food Club® Iodized Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Food Club® Black Pepper
  • ½ cup Food Club® Sour Cream
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  • In 5- to 6-quart slow cooker, add garlic, carrots, yellow onion, broth, broccoli and cauliflower; cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 8 hours or until vegetables are very tender.
  • In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally; transfer to paper towel-lined plate. 
  • With blender or stick blender, in batches if necessary, purée soup until some small pieces remain; stir in cheese, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Return soup to slow cooker, if necessary; cover and cook on high 15 minutes or low 30 minutes or until heated through and cheese melts.
  • Makes about 10 cups.  
  • Serve soup topped with sour cream, green onions, bacon and cheese, if desired.

For all of your Fall dinner needs visit your local Brookshire Brothers store.