Slow Cooker Loaded Broccoli-Cauliflower Soup
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Slow Cooker Loaded Broccoli-Cauliflower Soup

Prep: 20 minutes
Slow Cook: 4 hours 15 minutes • Serves: 8

3 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium carrots, chopped
1/2 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
1/2 teaspoon Food Club Iodized Salt
1/4teaspoon Food Club Black Pepper
1/2 cup Food Club Sour Cream
4 green onions, thinly sliced

1.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.

2.In large skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally; transfer to paper towel-lined plate.

3.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.

4.Serve soup topped with sour cream, green onions, bacon and cheese, if desired.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (about 1-1/4 cups):
211 Calories, 11g Fat (2g Saturated), 43mg Cholesterol,
1086mg Sodium, 9g Carbohydrates, 2g Fiber, 5g Sugars, 12g Protein