Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup is rich, creamy, flavorful, and can be loaded up with all of your favorite toppings.  The best part is that it is super easy to make.

Slow-cooker creamy cauliflower soup

This Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe really is the BEST!  

I have even had people who don’t really like cauliflower tell me that they ate 2 bowls!  Like I said it’s rich, creamy, flavorful, and can be loaded up with all of your favorite toppings.  All you gotta do is throw it in the slow-cooker, then just mix in the rest of the ingredients and blend before serving. Not only is this soup really very delicious, but it’s naturally gluten free, low carb, and can easily be adapted to be vegetarian.

So today I am going to walk you through how to make this Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup recipe in the slow cooker so you can enjoy this delicious meal!

Toppings for Cauliflower Soup

One of the best parts of this Cauliflower Soup is that you get to customize it just to your tastes by adding toppings.  The soup itself is rich and flavorful but also neutral enough that it works well with many flavors.  Adding toppings can be as simple as putting a few things or a bunch on top. Here are some of our favorites, both traditional and non-traditional!


  • Sour cream
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Chopped green onions, or chives
  • French Fried Onions
  • Chopped onions
  • Other cheeses like parmesan, blue cheese, or monterey jack
  • Green chiles
  • Croutons

How to Make Cauliflower Soup

This slow-cooker creamy cauliflower soup recipe is as easy as it is delicious.  I am going to walk through the recipe here with my notes and tips to help you get the best result and hopefully answer any questions you might have on making it.  If there is something I miss feel free to drop it in the comments section below.  For the full, printable recipe card, skip down to the bottom of this post.


  • 2.5 pounds cauliflower florets- This is about one large head of cauliflower.
  • 8 cloves fresh garlic- I know this sounds like a lot, but after the garlic cooks all day it becomes very mellow and flavorful.
  • 1/2 medium white onion, chopped- Yellow works also I just personally prefer white onions.
  • 3 cups chicken broth- You can substitute low sodium if desired
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened- I use original Philadelphia cream cheese, but you can also sub light cream cheese.  Just do not use fat free cream cheese as it doesn’t melt the same way and will not work in this cauliflower soup recipe
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar, grated- I prefer sharp cheddar because you get the most flavor from it, but if you prefer you can use mild or medium cheddar or mexican blend cheese


Can I lighten up this Cauliflower Soup?

This soup is designed to be super rich and creamy and to maximize flavor and taste.  You can make some substitutions to give the recipe a more healthy spin, but the taste or richness could be altered a bit, although I think it would be hard for this soup not to be delicious.  A couple of key places you can save on calories, fat and sodium are:

  • Substitute light cream cheese for regular cream cheese
  • Use 2% cheddar cheese
  • Use low sodium chicken broth

What if I don’t own an immersion blender?

If you don’t have an immersion blenderimmersion blender, you can make this soup by transferring it to a regular blender or food processor.  You should think about getting an immersion blender though.  They are super handy and relatively inexpensive. I am surprised with how often I find myself reaching for mine now that I have one!

Can I freeze this Cauliflower Soup Recipe?

Yes. Leftovers of this soup can be frozen by placing it in an airtight container and storing in the freezer for up to a month. Reheat on the stove top or in the microwave to eat.

To prep this for freezing before cooking, you can combine the cauliflower, garlic, seasonings, and broth in a ziplock bag and freeze, then add the cheeses as directed in the recipe.

Creamy cauliflower soup bite on spoon

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Slow-cooker creamy cauliflower soup
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Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup

This Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup is rich, creamy, flavorful, and can be loaded up with all of your favorite toppings.  The best part is that it is super easy to make.
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword cauliflower, cheddar, cream cheese
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 269 kcal


  • 2.5 pounds cauliflower florets
  • 8 cloves fresh garlic
  • 1/2 medium white onion chopped
  • 3 cups chicken broth can use low sodium
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 4 oz sharp cheddar grated

Topping Options

  • Bacon crumbles
  • Green onion
  • Sour cream
  • Additional cheddar


  1. Chop the cauliflower in to roughly even 2-3 inch pieces.  Add the cauliflower, garlic, chopped onion, chicken broth, salt and pepper to the pot of the slow cooker. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Once it is done cooking, add the cream cheese and cheddar to the slow cooker.  Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until smooth.
  3. Serve hot and garnish with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store leftover soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or in the freezer for up to three months.

Nutrition Facts
Slow-Cooker Creamy Cauliflower Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 269 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 61mg20%
Sodium 920mg40%
Potassium 759mg22%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 697IU14%
Vitamin C 101mg122%
Calcium 231mg23%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 1500 calorie diet.


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