This Slow Cooker Broccoli, Cheddar and White Bean Soup is a creamy vegetarian soup recipe. It is fast and easy to make in your crock pot!
Servings: 4(1 1/2 cup) servings
1small yellow onionchopped
1poundchopped broccoli crowns
15ouncecan cannellini beansrinsed and drained
¼teaspoonground black pepper
3 ½cupslow sodium vegetable broth
1 ½cupsloosely packed fresh spinach*
6ouncesshredded sharp cheddar cheesewhite or yellow, divided
¼cuphalf and half**
Place onion, broccoli, cannellini beans, garlic, salt, pepper, and broth in slow cooker. (I use this 5 quart slow cooker.)
Cook on low setting for about 5-6 hours, or on high setting for about 3 hours, until broccoli is tender.
Add spinach and continue cooking for 5 minutes.
Transfer soup to a countertop blender in batches and puree until smooth. Return soup to the slow cooker. Stir in 4 ounces of the shredded cheddar and the half and half. Spoon soup into bowls, top with remaining shredded cheddar and serve.