Feb 22, 2013

Roasted Garlic Potato Soup


When my husband and I were dating, one of the restaurants we liked served a luscious roasted garlic potato soup. The restaurant is now closed, but we have never forgotten that delicious soup. I decided to try to re-create it, and it turned out really well.

The sweet, mellow roasted garlic is the star here. It gives a real depth of flavor and aroma that takes this soup to the next level.

(Click here for How to Roast Garlic).






Roasted Garlic Potato Soup
Makes about 3 quarts
Ingredients:

4 large russet potatoes (about 3.5 lbs), peeled and cubed
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 cup)
2 T butter
5 cups chicken broth
1 cup milk
1 heaping tablespoon roasted garlic
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
half and half (optional)

In a 5 to 6 quart pot, boil potatoes in lightly salted water until just done. Drain and return to pot. While potatoes are boiling, saute onion in butter until onion softens and starts to turn golden.

Add onions and all the rest of the ingredients to drained potatoes. Bring to a simmer and adjust for seasoning. I didn't need additional salt, but you can see how yours is tasting at this point.

Using a potato masher or an immersion blender, mash about half of the potatoes (leave plenty of chunks, too).

If you have time, simmer for about an hour to allow flavors to mingle.

For a creamier soup, pour in a little half and half before serving. It's very good either way- with or without! 

This soup is great all by itself, but you can also top with sausage, bacon, cheese- whatever you like. 



I added hot Italian sausage to mine: SO good. 






Garlic Potato Soup may have been shared at these fun parties!


25 comments:

  1. Okay this soup sounds absolutely delicious! But I also want to know your recipe for your cheddar biscuits. Yum!

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    1. Aimee, thank you so much- and I'll be posting the recipe for the biscuits soon! Thanks for the visit! :)

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  2. I would LOVE this with the sausage in it. Looks awesome!

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    1. Kelly, I do recommend it! :) Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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  3. This looks really good. I found you on Let's Get Social Sunday. I am starting a blog party about sharing great family recipes. I hope you will join me! http://rediscovermom.blogspot.com/2013/02/tried-and-true-recipes-from-our-families.html

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    1. Jackie, your party looks like so much fun! I will be over there to share something soon! Thank you for the invitation! :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday.
    Dawn
    http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com

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    1. Katherine, I knew you were a woman after my own heart! :)
      Thank you so much for the visit!

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  6. Joy, that roasted garlic will just make this soup heavenly and full of comfort.
    Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Miz Helen, thank you for coming by, and thank you for hosting Full Plate Thursday! :)

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  7. Wow! I can almost smell the deliciousness of that roasted garlic! Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back this week with another great recipe!

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    1. Lois, thank you so much! I will see you at Foodie Friends Friday! :)

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  8. This is perfect for me and my husband! I love soup but we only get a few months a year to eat it here in AZ so I'll have to make this soon! :) Thanks for sharing with us over at Real Housemoms. :)

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    1. I hope you enjoy it- you're right, soup season is ending soon! Thank you so much for coming by! :)

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  9. Soooo yummy! I love roasted garlic, especially in mashed potatoes. Never thought to add it to potato soup, but now I'll have to give it a try. Delicious!

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    1. Tammy, thanks so much! I love roasted garlic so much I think I might try putting it in almost anything....well, *almost*! ;)

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  10. This looks so delicious!! Nothing better than potato soup and sounds delicious with garlic! YUM!! Thank you so much for sharing at a Bouquet of Talent!
    Have a wonderful day!!
    Hugs
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! Bouquet of Talent is one of my favorite parties! :)

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  11. Sounds perfect! I've been looking for a good potato soup recipe, and I love the roasted garlic in this! Thank you for posting!

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    1. Thank you, Mary! Roasting the garlic really does put this soup over the top! :)

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  12. What a delicious and comforting soup -- perfect for the weather we are having around here. Thanks for sharing on Hearth & Soul Hop. :)

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    1. Thanks, Judy, and thank you for stopping by! :)

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  13. Your soup looks very warm and welcoming Joy! Pinned and shared!

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