I was thinking of Mrs. Seinfeld's book when I went to make this soup. The Marketing Associate (aka MOM) touted this soup as "Super Duper Cheesy Soup" to her toddlers and Production Manager (MOM again) made sure that it's main ingredient was veggies.
My kids LOVE cheese, but this soup is mainly cauliflower and carrots with a just a little cheese. The carrots give it the "cheese color". It went over great with the 2 year old, not so much for the 3 year old. I didn't take that personally because he does not eat much these days unless it starts with the letters P-I-Z-Z-A.
Added bonus: This is another crockpot recipe.
Cheesy Cauliflower Soup
1 head cauliflower, cut up
3 carrots, peeled and chopped
1/2 onion, chopped
4 cups broth
Dry spice of choice (parsley, thyme, basil, etc.)
Throw all of the above into crock and cook on high for 4 hours until tender.
Blend everything up in the blender to desired consistency. I went for really smooth. Return to crock and add:
1 cup milk
1/2 cup grated sharp cheese
2 tsp Worchestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1 tsp sugar (optional)
Cook on low for another hour or so. I left it on warm for a couple hours and it was fine.