Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

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Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

You’ll never miss the potatoes in my delicious Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup!

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup - you'll never miss the potato with this low carb sub!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

Cauliflower is such a fun sub for potatoes.  It’s such a tricky vegetable that when you cook it right, it can totally fool you.  Remember my 5 Ingredient Parmesan Garlic Mashed Cauliflower? <— match made in carb-free heaven!

I’m personally not against eating carbs (in fact, I need some carbs or I get hangry!), but I know many people who maintain their weight better while avoiding them.  My Dad tops that list.

Whether you are a carbohydrate eater or not, this soup subs healthy cauliflower for potatoes in totally healthy version of classic Potato Cheddar Soup.

And of course, I’m going to make your life easier by popping the whole thing in a Crock Pot.

Total cheesy perfection!

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup - you'll never miss the potato with this low carb sub!/ Running in a Skirt

I added some celery and carrots to the dish to pop the flavor and nutrient profile even further.  It’s all blended together after it’s cooked, so you can’t even tell!

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup - you'll never miss the potato with this low carb sub!/ Running in a Skirt

The finished product is totally crave worthy and a new favorite in my house.

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup - you'll never miss the potato with this low carb sub!/ Running in a Skirt


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Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup - you'll never miss the potato with this low carb sub!/ Running in a Skirt

Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

You'll never miss the potatoes in my delicious Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs 10 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine American, Crock Pot, Vegetarian
Servings 4
Calories 237 kcal


  • 4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 head cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
  • Optional garnish: Fresh snipped chives and additional shredded cheddar


  • Put the vegetable broth, cauliflower, onion, carrot, celery, bay leaves, oregano, garlic and thyme in a Crock Pot. Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours until the vegetables are tender.
  • Turn off heat and blend the soup with an immersion blender until smooth. If you don't have an immersion blender, blend in small batches in a stand up blender.
  • Blend in the Greek Yogurt and milk until smooth.
  • Stir in the cheddar until melted.
  • Serve with snipped chives and additional cheddar.


Top this soup with your favorite Baked Potato Soup toppings.


Calories: 237kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 16gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 570mgPotassium: 713mgFiber: 6gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5439IUVitamin C: 73mgCalcium: 363mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Crock Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup
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By | 2020-06-23T17:54:56-04:00 January 19th, 2016|All Vegetarian, Crock Pot Meals, Dinner, Food, Soups|38 Comments


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  4. Beth Ann Chiles January 15, 2019 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Thanks for resharing this one on Facebook. I am definitely adding it to my rotation this week. Love cauliflower and love this idea to cut carbs a bit. Thanks!

  5. Matt April 4, 2018 at 5:13 am - Reply

    Great soup recipe!
    I’m now gonna try to make it before my GF gets home (I’m in the dog house for forgetting our anniversary!!!) This is her favorite so hopefully it will do the trick.
    Keep up the great work!

  6. Carla February 14, 2018 at 6:16 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m not gluten-free, paleo, vegan, or any special diet or lifestyle so I’m not familiar with the special rules of what’s OK and what’s not. But I have to go to a special function and I need to take something very healthy. I was wondering if this recipe falls into any of these categories? Can anyone help me with that?

  7. […] Crock pot cauliflower cheddar soup from Running in a Skirt.  Cauliflower is in season and ready to make an appearance in your next slow cooker soup. […]

  8. Miz Helen January 26, 2016 at 11:22 am - Reply

    5 stars
    What a great combination for your soup, I can’t wait to try your recipe.Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  9. Rachel January 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm - Reply

    Looks tasty! Great substitution. Thanks for linking up!

    • JulieWunder February 6, 2016 at 9:07 am - Reply

      Thanks Rachel!

    • Eva February 25, 2019 at 10:02 am - Reply

      What are the nutrition facts for this recipe?

  10. Sarah January 25, 2016 at 5:09 pm - Reply

    This looks so comforting! I don’t think I’ve ever had a cauliflower soup, I will need to change that!
    I’m definitely a carbivour, I love carbs! Of course I try to keep it to healthy unprocessed carbs.

  11. Angela January 25, 2016 at 7:25 am - Reply

    This looks delicious! One of my favorite things about winter is using my crock pot to cook soups & stews. I have pinned this recipe to try.

  12. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes January 21, 2016 at 8:26 am - Reply

    Oh yum! We are getting ready to get snowed in here and I could use a good soup! This sounds awesome and I actually have a cauliflower in my fridge!

  13. Andrea on Vacation January 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Sound like the perfect blizzard soup! I’ll have to brave the grocery store and bust through all the crazies buying toliet paper to get some cauliflower. I think I have everything else!

    • JulieWunder January 22, 2016 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      Haha! Hope you made it!! I’m currently snowed in too!

  14. Pragati // Simple Medicine January 19, 2016 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy! So creamy! Plus you can never go wrong with a crock pot recipe 🙂

  15. Mandi Korn January 19, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Did you invent the word hangry? I love it and will use it from now on and will think of you too and probably laugh. Thanks for the soup recipe, I got a crock pot for christmas and will be needing recipes to make.

  16. [email protected] January 19, 2016 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    That is such a creative soup! It looks perfect for the cold nights ahead!

  17. Jess @hellotofit January 19, 2016 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    I try to limit starches bc I love them so much and can easily eat them with every single meal, but I won’t restrict 🙂
    This looks so warm and comforting on a cold day!

  18. Runaway Bridal Planner January 19, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    Anything with cheese is a definite “gonna love” in my book:)
    This looks fabulous! I am on a healthy kick right now and twice a week I am having soups for dinner. This is definitely going in my “to make” list for later this week! Thanks for sharing!!!

  19. [email protected] January 19, 2016 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I LOVE cauliflower soup. Yum! I made a potato, zucchini, and cheddar soup the other day and was just thinking about what type of veggies I haven’t made into soup in ages. I love how cauliflower soup almost tastes like baked potato soup, but has that cauliflower “kick” to it.

  20. I love carbs lol! This does look great and yummy. Do you always use 2% milk? Thanks for linking up with us!

    • JulieWunder January 22, 2016 at 1:40 pm - Reply

      I don’t! I used 2% for this instead of cream. I thought skim would be too thin. I use 2%, skim or almond depending on the recipe.

      • Lori April 30, 2016 at 10:17 am - Reply

        Do you think almond will work? Cuts about 100 calories overall.

        • JulieWunder May 1, 2016 at 8:56 am - Reply

          It would be not as creamy or thick, but it should work. I can’t promise since I didn’t test it though 🙂 Since the soup is pretty simple, I went with the slightly creamier option 🙂 The milk was a cut back from cream. Good luck! Let me know how it turns out.

  21. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie January 19, 2016 at 8:13 am - Reply

    This is all my favorite things in one: crockpots, cheese, soup!

  22. Susie @ SuzLyfe January 19, 2016 at 6:40 am - Reply

    What a fun twist on a comfort food classic!

  23. Blane Sherer January 19, 2016 at 6:05 am - Reply

    I know you love the crock pot ( smile ).

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