Cauliflower and Sweet Potato Soup – Easy, Slow Cooker Perfection for your busy nights

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We are knee deep in the busyness of school activities. This year, I allowed each kid to be involved in one activity outside of school or church. Julia chose the school play and Nate chose track. Even though we’ve done a good job of limiting our time commitments outside the home, there are still days that we are barely home in time for dinner together. Those are the days I rely on my crock pot to still get us around the table, talking, and enjoying each other’s company as the day winds down.

Green Giant has launched a new line of frozen veggies, Riced Cauliflower. These are 100% made with vegetables, 70% fewer calories than rice, and gluten free. I found them at my local Walmart on the freezer aisle.

I was drawn to the idea of making cauliflower and sweet potato play together and decided to make a hearty soup for everyone.

It took no time at all! I prepped everything in the morning in under twenty minutes while the kids were getting ready for school.

Ingredients:

  • 3 packages of frozen Green Giant Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Riced Veggies
  • 32 ounces of vegetable broth
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 T minced garlic
  • 4 stalks of green onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 ounces cream cheese

Instructions:

  • Turn your large slow cooker on high and add vegetable broth, riced veggies, onion, garlic, green onion, thyme, paprika, and red pepper flakes
  • Prepare for your house to smell amazing
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours
  • Turn off the crock pot and add milk and cream cheese
  • Stir until smooth
  • Serve into bowls and enjoy!
  • Feel free to add shredded cheddar, bacon, or fresh green onions as toppings

This is a perfect Lenten soup option, too (just be sure to leave off the bacon!)