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45-Minutes Roasted Garlic Soup – An Aromatic Delight

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Garlic dances at the heart of many culinary tales. A simple bulb, it holds within a universe of flavors. Savory, aromatic, and rich – this is the essence of garlic. Dive into the realm of this humble ingredient with our garlic soup. It’s not just a soup; it’s an experience. Each spoonful reveals layers of warmth, rustic charm, and a hint of nostalgia. Whether you seek comfort on a chilly evening or a refined palate adventure, this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Join us on this delectable journey, and discover the magic of garlic soup. Unveil a story in every bite.

Garlic dances at the heart of many culinary tales. A simple bulb, it holds within a universe of flavors. Savory, aromatic, and rich – this is the essence of garlic. Dive into the realm of this humble ingredient with our garlic soup. 

Garlic Soup

It’s not just a soup; it’s an experience. Each spoonful reveals layers of warmth, rustic charm, and a hint of nostalgia. 

Whether you seek comfort on a chilly evening or a refined palate adventure, this recipe doesn’t disappoint. Join us on this delectable journey, and discover the magic of garlic soup. Unveil a story in every bite.

What Is A Garlic Soup Recipe?

Love garlic? You’re in the right place. You could call it roasted garlic soup, or you could call it 40 clove garlic soup, and it is the garlic lovers’ kitchen favorite!

Oh, and you won’t have to clear your social schedule and choose between socializing and this soup either because we don’t use sautéed or raw garlic, we use roasted garlic, the only one of these three that does not have a pungent, powerful flavor and odor that lasts days.

Roasted garlic is different; only 45 minutes in the oven can turn a head (or 3) of garlic into creamy, sweet, nutty little cloves different from their raw and sautéed version.

This mixes into a soup to create a warm and soy garlicky umami flavor haven!

Garlic Soup

Can You Vary The Recipe With Other Ingredients? 

  • Keto Replace water with bone broth for added nutrients and fat. Eliminate the bread, and consider adding heavy cream for richness.
  • Paleo Use ghee instead of butter. Skip any bread or thickeners not compliant with the Paleo diet, and incorporate bone broth.
  • Gluten-Free Ensure the chicken bouillon is gluten-free, and avoid any bread or thickeners containing gluten.
  • Whole30 Replace butter with ghee, ensure the chicken bouillon is compliant, and skip any non-compliant additives.
  • Vegetarian Substitute chicken bouillon with vegetable bouillon or vegetable broth.
  • Vegan Replace butter with olive oil or vegan butter and use vegetable broth. For a creamy texture, blend in soaked cashews or coconut milk.
Ingredient tips

RECIPE DIRECTIONS

  1. The first step to making this should be to chop the tops of the head of the garlic. This makes it easier to squeeze the garlic out of the skin later on. Then, drizzle the garlic heads with some oil and wrap them in an aluminum foil pack.
  2. After around 45 minutes in the oven, they should be caramelized, soft, and ready to be turned into a delicious soup!
  3. Start your soup by sautéing the onion in some butter, only until it is translucent, though.
  4. Next, add some white wine, chicken stock, seasoning, and potatoes, then bring the soup to a light simmer.
  5. Once the garlic is soft and has cooled down, so you do not burn your fingers to touch it, squeeze the cloves from their skins and add them to the soup!
  6. All that is left is to blend the soup, add some cream and some Parmesan cheese, and your soup is ready!
Recipe Direction

Variations, Add-Ons, And Toppings 

Variations

  • Vegan: Use olive oil instead of butter and vegetable broth instead of chicken bouillon.
  • Creamy: Add a splash of heavy cream or coconut milk before serving.

Add-Ons

  • Proteins: Toss in shredded chicken, cubes of tofu, or chickpeas for added substance.
  • Vegetables: Spinach, kale, or roasted bell peppers can enhance flavor and nutrition.
  • Spices: Add a pinch of red pepper flakes or smoked paprika for a spicy kick.

Toppings

  • Herbs: Freshly chopped parsley, chives, or cilantro offer a burst of color and taste.
  • Crunch: Croutons, roasted garlic cloves, or pumpkin seeds add a delightful crunch.
  • Cheese: Grated Parmesan or crumbled feta can elevate the soup’s richness.
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Can I Make Garlic Soup Recipe In A Slow Cooker Or Instant Pot? 

Slow Cooker

  • Sauté garlic in butter on the stovetop until browned. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Add water, bouillon granules, and tomatoes. Set the cooker on low for 4-6 hours.
  • An hour before serving, whisk in the beaten eggs slowly—season with salt and pepper before serving.

Instant Pot

  • Using the ‘Sauté’ function, cook garlic in butter until brown.
  • Pour in water, and add bouillon granules and tomatoes.
  • Seal the pot and set it on ‘Manual’ or ‘Pressure Cook’ for 10 minutes.
  • Quickly release, slowly whisk in the eggs, and season just before serving.
Garlic Soup

Can I Use Store Bought Broth, Or Should I Make My Own? 

Store-Bought Broth

  • Convenience: Ideal for those short on time, store-bought broth offers quickness and ease.
  • Variety: Available in various flavors, from vegetable to beef, chicken, or bone broth.
  • Considerations: Opt for low-sodium and preservative-free versions. Organic brands often have cleaner ingredient lists.

Homemade Broth

  • Flavor: Homemade allows control over ingredients, resulting in a richer, more tailored flavor.
  • Nutrition: Natural extraction of nutrients without additives or preservatives.
  • Economy: Utilize leftovers, like chicken bones or vegetable peels, reducing waste and cost.
Garlic Soup

How To Serve? 

  • Temperature: Serve hot, ensuring it’s freshly simmered to highlight the melded flavors.
  • Garnish: Enhance visual appeal with fresh herbs like parsley or chives. A swirl of cream or a sprinkle of paprika can elevate the dish.
  • Bread: Accompany with crusty bread or garlic toast for a delightful crunch and taste complement.
  • Olive Oil Drizzle: A drizzle of quality olive oil adds richness and sheen before serving.
  • Bowls: Use warm bowls to maintain the soup’s temperature.
  • Pairing: Consider a light, crisp salad or a dry white wine to balance the robust flavors of the soup.
  • Final Touch: Season with a last-minute black pepper or grated cheese sprinkle. Enjoy immediately!
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Perfect Side Dishes

  • Crusty Bread: Perfect for dipping and soaking up the soup’s rich flavors.
  • Caesar Salad: The tangy dressing contrasts nicely with the garlic’s depth.
  • Grilled Vegetables: Zucchini, bell peppers, and eggplant offer a smoky counterpart.
  • Bruschetta: Fresh tomato, basil, and olive oil toppings echo the soup’s Mediterranean vibes.
  • Cheese Board: Assorted cheeses pair wonderfully, especially soft ones like brie or goat cheese.
  • Olive Tapenade: A rich, briny spread that complements garlic’s robustness.
  • Roasted Potatoes: A heartier side that resonates with the soup’s earthiness.
  • Quinoa Salad: Light, fluffy, with fresh veggies for a refreshing juxtaposition.
Garlic Soup

Storage And Make Ahead

  • Store: To store garlic soup, allow it to cool completely after cooking. Transfer it into airtight containers and refrigerate for up to 4 days. For longer storage, freeze the soup for up to 3 months. Ensure it’s sealed properly to maintain freshness. When ready to use, thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Make Ahead: Garlic soup is an excellent candidate for making ahead of time. The flavors deepen and meld when the soup is allowed to rest, enhancing its aromatic garlic profile. Prepare the soup as directed, cool, and store it following the storage tips. Reheat the soup gently on the stove, adjusting the consistency with a little water or broth if necessary. Serve hot, and enjoy the intensified flavors that making it ahead brings to this comforting dish.
Garlic Soup

What Can We Do With Leftovers? 

  • Pasta Sauce: Reduce the soup until thickened and toss with your favorite pasta. Add Parmesan and fresh basil for flair.
  • Bread Dip: Warm and serve alongside crusty bread or focaccia as a dipping sauce.
  • Rice Enhancer: Stir into cooked rice for an aromatic garlic-flavored side dish.
  • Grain Bowl Base: Pour over quinoa or farro, and top with vegetables and protein for a wholesome meal.
  • Casserole Foundation: Use as a base layer in vegetable or protein casseroles.
  • Stew Upgrade: Add meat, beans, or lentils, and simmer until all elements are tender.
  • Freeze for Later: Store in portioned containers for a quick meal on busy days.
  • Flatbread Drizzle: Thin out slightly and use as a base sauce on flatbreads before baking.
  • Creamy Variant: Blend with cream or coconut milk for a creamier version.
  • Egg Poacher: Reheat and poach eggs directly into the soup for a hearty breakfast.

TIPS

  • Use Fresh Garlic: For the best flavor, choose fresh garlic cloves over pre-minced or powdered garlic. The fresher the garlic, the more potent and aromatic your soup will be.
  • Roast Garlic: Consider roasting some of the garlic cloves before adding them to the soup. Roasting garlic mellows its sharpness and adds a sweet, complex flavor to the soup.
  • Low and Slow: Cook the garlic gently on low heat to avoid burning. Burnt garlic can turn the soup bitter.
  • Rich Stock: Use a high-quality, flavorful broth as the base for your soup. A good vegetable or chicken stock will add depth and richness to the garlic flavor.
  • Finishing Touches: Enhance your garlic soup with finishing touches like a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of fresh herbs (like thyme or parsley), or a squeeze of lemon juice for brightness. These can significantly elevate the final dish.
45-Minutes Roasted Garlic Soup - An Aromatic Delight

45-Minutes Roasted Garlic Soup – An Aromatic Delight

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Course: Soup Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

45

minutes
Calories

305

kcal

A warm, aromatic delight, this garlic soup combines the robust flavors of garlic, rich butter, and fresh tomatoes. Elevated with a gentle whisk of eggs and seasoned to perfection, it’s comforting and invigorating.

Ingredients

  • 3 3 Garlic Cloves

  • 2 Tablespoons 2 Butter

  • 2 Tablespoons 2 Olive Oil

  • 1/4 Cup 1/4 A Dry White Wine

  • 1 Teaspoon 1 Italian Seasoning

  • 6 Cups 6 Chicken Stock

  • 3 3 Potatoes (Medium)

  • 1 Cup 1 Cream

Step-By-Step Directions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Snip the tips off of the heads of the garlic and place them with the cut side facing up into the center of a piece of aluminum foil.
  • Carefully drizzle the tops of the garlic with olive oil, then close the surrounding foil. Do this individually for each garlic head; you should have 3 foil-closed garlic heads.
  • Place the garlic into a small baking dish and roast them for around 45 minutes until soft.
  • Once done, remove these foil-wrapped garlic heads from the oven and open the packages carefully to allow the garlic to cool down.
  • You can begin making the soup while waiting for the garlic to roast. Start by melting your tablespoon of butter in a medium-sized or crock pot and place it over medium heat.
  • Once the butter has melted, add the onion, pepper, salt, and sauté until the onion is translucent. This should only take around 3 minutes or so.
  • Now, it is time for you to add the white wine and the Italian seasoning. Leave this to simmer for a minute, then add the potatoes and chicken stock to your pot.
  • With all these ingredients in the pot, you want to bring the pot to a simmer, reducing the heat and covering the pot. Allow it to simmer for 15 minutes, until the potatoes are nice and soft.
  • The roasted garlic should be cool enough for you to touch them. Once the garlic is nice and cool, you can squeeze the cloves out from their skin and add them to your soup pot!
  • With the garlic added, use an immersion blender to blend up your soup until it is nice and creamy.
  • You can also use a normal blender for this. However, it is best to use one certified as suitable for soups. Soups expand and are very hot, and some blenders can break if used to blend soup if they are not suited to do this!
  • Add the cream and some Parmesan cheese with the blended soup, and stir it in. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve up your soup with a handful of soup croutons, grated Parmesan cheese, and minced parsley.
  • EQUIPMENT LIST
  • Large Pot
  • Knife & Cutting Board
  • Garlic Press
  • Whisk
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring Cups & Spoons
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Ladle
  • Heatproof Bowls
  • Thermometer

Notes

  • If you dislike cooking with aluminum foil, you can line the garlic packages with parchment paper to create a mini barrier between the foil and the garlic. Not everyone is comfortable cooking with foil.
  • If you use a normal blender to blend up your soup, allow it to cool for a few minutes before doing so. Then, you will need to work in batches.
  • Only fill the blender to its halfway point each time and hold the lid down as you blend.
  • Be aware that hot liquids will expand when blended, which often pops the lid off of blenders and can make a horrific mess!

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