Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup

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Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup

Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup

Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup


5 whole garlic heads

2 bacon slices, diced

1 cup diced onion

1 cup diced carrot

2 garlic cloves, minced

6 cups diced baking potato (about 2 pounds)

4 cups low-salt chicken broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 bay leaf

1 cup 2% low-fat milk

1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley


Remove white papery skin from each garlic head (do not peel or separate cloves). Wrap each head separately in aluminum foil. Bake at 350° for 1 hour; let cool for 10 minutes. Separate cloves, and squeeze to extract 1/4 cup of garlic pulp; discard the skins.

Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium-high heat until crisp. Add onion, carrot, and minced garlic, and sauté 5 minutes. Add potato, broth, salt, pepper, and bay leaf; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until potato is tender; remove bay leaf.

Combine garlic pulp and 2 cups potato mixture in a blender or food processor, and process until smooth. Return purée to pan; stir in milk, and cook over low heat until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat, and stir in chopped parsley.

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