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Dec 10
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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup

This Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup gives you all the flavors you love from a loaded baked potato with a lighter twist! Replacing some of the potatoes in this soup with cauliflower lowers the calories and carbs without sacrificing that thick, rich potato texture or flavor. Plus, the soup is mixed with sour cream and topped with cheese and bacon, so what’s not to love? I love how easily this soup comes together in the slow cooker, you just chop everything, toss it in the slow cooker, and then blend when it’s done and stir in the last few ingredients. It’s a cinch! I love eating creamy, hearty soups in the winter, they’re so warm and comforting. Better still, a 1 & ¼ cup serving of this Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup is just 209 calories or 5 WW Freestyle SmartPoints!

Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup

For more tasty, lightened up soup recipes like this Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup check out my Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup, Sausage and Tortellini Tomato Soup, Butternut Squash Soup, Black Bean Soup, Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup, Roasted Corn Soup, Beef Taco Soup, Buffalo Chicken Soup, Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup, Chicken Corn Chowder, Zuppa Toscana, Broccoli Cheddar Soup, Italian Wedding Soup, Cheeseburger Soup, Spaghetti and Meatball Soup, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Herbed Chicken and Dumplings, Roasted Tomato Basil Soup and more in the soup section of my recipe index!

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Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup

Yield: 8 (1 & 1/4 cup) servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs peeled and chopped russet potatoes
  • 1 lb raw cauliflower florets (for me this was about the amount of florets from a medium head of cauliflower)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ¾ cup chopped celery
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 sliced scallions, divided
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups reduced sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
  • ½ cup fat free sour cream
  • 8 slices center cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 4 oz 50% reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (I use Cabot)

Directions:

  1. Place the potatoes, cauliflower, onion, celery, garlic, one of the scallions, paprika, thyme, salt and pepper into your slow cooker and stir together. Pour in the broth. Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours until the vegetables are tender.
  2. Using an immersion blender, blend the ingredients until smooth (if you don’t have an immersion blender, you can transfer the soup in batches into a regular blender until smooth and then return to the slow cooker pot). Add the half and half and sour cream and stir until thoroughly combined.
  3. Top each serving with ½ ounce of shredded cheddar, a slice of the crumbled bacon, and some of the remaining sliced scallions.

Weight Watchers Freestyle SmartPoints:
5 per (1 & ¼ cup) serving (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)

Weight Watchers Points Plus:
5 per (1 & ¼ cup) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers brand PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition information below)

Nutrition Information per (1 & ¼ cup) serving:
209 calories, 32 g carbs, 6 g sugars, 4 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 12 g protein, 4 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)

adapted from Peas and Crayons

8 comments on “Slow Cooker Loaded Potato and Cauliflower Soup”

  1. Could I make this with milk instead of half and hf?

  2. This looks great! Do you know if you can freeze FF Half & Half? So often, I end up having to buy a quart size container, and then have to throw away 3/4 of it! What a waste.

  3. Emily, I love your recipes girl. I’m about to throw down some of your lemon blueberry muffins. Question about that recipe and a quick suggestion on this soup. The blueberry muffins call for 1 1/2 cp sugar. That’s a lot. How do you think the consistency would hold up if I narrowed the sugar to 1 cp and the rest use Splenda?
    Ran it through the WW recipe builder which lowered sp to 4, using no other changes??

    Gotta try this soup! Sounds very flavorful. I know center cut bacon is 1 pt each. Have you ever tried the Hormel black label precooked bacon? They are smaller pieces than center cut for sure, but still flavorful. 4 pcs are 3 pts. So easy. Wondering if 1 slice would even be a pt!

  4. Hi Emily!  You are my go to for flavorful soup!   I was running this one through the WW recipe builder and I keep getting 6 points.  Five points with out the bacon.  Any idea why?

    • Nope, though different brands can change the results. I used Cabot cheese and Wegmans center cut bacon if that helps!

  5. Do you think you could use riced cauliflower instead? I have some in the freezer I need to use.

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