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Cheese Soup With Broccoli & Cauliflower (slow Cooker)

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Cheese Soup with Broccoli and Cauliflower (Slow Cooker)

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Ingredients:

1 head Broccoli, chopped, reserve 2 cups florets
1 head Cauliflower, chopped, reserve 2 cups florets
1 cup Chopped Onion
½ cup Chopped Celery
½ cup Chopped Carrots
2 tsp Flour
3 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1 tsp Minced Garlic
1 tsp Kosher Salt
3 cups Shredded White American Cheese, 12 oz
2 cups Half & Half
1 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
Kosher Salt & Black Pepper, to taste

Directions:

Toss together chopped broccoli, chopped cauliflower, onion, celery, carrots and flour in a 6 quart slow cooker. Stir in broth, garlic, and 1 t. salt. Cover and cook until vegetable are tender, on low heat setting for 3 hours. Puree soup in batches in blender until smooth. Return pureed soup to slow cooker. Stir in cheese, half and half, lemon juice and cayenne. Cover soup. Cook on low heat setting for 10 minutes. Add reserved broccoli florets and cauliflower florets. Cover soup; cook on low heat for 45 to 60 minutes or until tender. Season soup with salt and pepper. 298 calories per serving.