Roasted garlic soup has an earthy aroma that can only be outmatched by it’s incredible taste. This soup recipe is easy to make and satisfying for the stomach and the senses!
The other day, I felt the beginnings of a cold. You know what I’m talking about, don’t you? My throat had that little tingling in the back and it felt a little sore. I had the sniffles and a little cough. There was no denying it. My first fall cold was on its way. So I did what any girl who was raised by a mama that believed in home remedies first would do; I made something so loaded with garlic that it was bound to scare away any cold germs. My weapon of choice this time around was roasted garlic soup.
This simple soup is velvety, slightly sweet, and the perfect way to put the kibosh on the cold germ’s party. And in my opinion, works a heck of a lot faster at healing a cold than chicken noodle soup. Although, that’s a great stand-by choice.
Ryan wasn’t exactly excited about the idea of garlic soup. I think he envisioned broth with garlic floating around in it. Oh he of little faith. I had a plan all along, knowing I wanted the sweetness of garlic, I roasted it. Then, to thicken things up a bit, I added some potatoes and pureed the mixture. Instead, pureeing the soup resulted in a velvety texture that I just knew would coat the back of my aching throat nicely.
One bowl of this roasted garlic soup, a glass of orange juice, a warm blanket and a good book, and I was on my way to feeling better.
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Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Cut 1 inch off the top of each head of garlic. Divide two teaspoons of olive oil to drizzle over the top of the garlic heads. Divide 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt and sprinkle over the top of the garlic heads. Wrap in aluminum foil. Cook for 45 - 60 minutes or until garlic is soft and a golden brown color. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Once cool use a fork to remove the cloves from the skin.
Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in onion and roasted garlic cloves. Cook for 3 minutes or until the onion softens. Be careful not to let the garlic burn.
Stir in chicken broth, black pepper, potatoes and remaining salt. Bring to a boil. Allow to boil for 5 - 7 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Remove from heat and use an immersion blender to blend until smooth. You can also carefully transfer the mixture to a blender and blend until smooth. Return to heat. Stir in fresh rosemary. Cook 5 more minutes to let the rosemary flavor infuse the soup. Serve.