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Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

Instant Pot Cauliflower Cheddar Soup (Stovetop/Slow Cooker)

Some soup recipes are seasonal and others are awesome all year round. This Cauliflower Cheddar Soup is one you're going to always want on rotation. It's that good and so easy to make!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Pressure Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish


  • 1 Head Cauliflower, washed and broken into chunks The bigger, the better.
  • 2 Large Potatos, washed and peeled Use your favourite type!
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion, washed, skin removed, chopped in half
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 6-8 Cups Chicken Broth As needs to cover.
  • 2 Cups Shredded Cheddar A mexican mix works great too!
  • 1/2 Cup Table Cream You can use any type of cream depending on how thick you like it but milk would be too thin.
  • Green Onions (Optional)
  • Coarse Bread Crumbs or Croutons (Optional)


  • Add your prepped cauliflower, potato and onion to your Instant Pot*
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  • Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper
  • Cover vegetables with chicken broth. Use as much as needed but not more than barely covering.
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  • Put lid on Instant Pot and set to 8 mins. Because of the amount of liquid, it will take about 10-15 minutes for your IP to come up to pressure.
  • Once done, quick release steam.
  • Blend all the ingredients with an immersion blender. You can also blend it in batches and return to pot.
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  • Set your IP to sauté. Add your cheese and stir until melted. Turn off IP.
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  • Add cream. This really is to taste and preference. Some people don't add it at all, preferring a soupier-soup while others like the thick swirl of cream. It's really your choice!
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  • Stir and enjoy :)
  • For an added burst of flavour, you can add chopped green onions and something crunchy - like bread crumbs or croutons - to the top.


*Stovetop: Combine all ingredients in a pot and boil until all vegetables can be easily pierced with a fork. Blend, add cheddar, cream and stir to enjoy!
*Slow Cooker: Combine all ingredients in your slow cooker and set to HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 8 hours. Blend, add cheddar, cream and stir to enjoy!