This Creamy Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Soup packs a ton of flavor and warms the soul on a cold day.
I just realized that I hadn’t posted a soup recipe here on the blog since I made the Zuppa di Farro back in February. I guess I’m slacking…sorry everyone! Soup is the perfect cold weather meal whether eaten alone or with a sandwich or salad. It’s just so easy to throw everything into a pot and wait for the aroma to fill your kitchen like it did when I made this Creamy Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Soup.
If you’ve never roasted garlic, you don’t know what you’re missing. When roasted, garlic turns sweet and the consistency is like butter, you can literally just squeeze it out from the skin. We generally like roasted garlic in the summer months topped upon a nice juicy grilled steak, but the flavor was even better when added to my favorite soup. I don’t know why I don’t make it more often because it’s simple.
- Peel off any excess skin leaving the bulb in tack.
- Cut off about 1/4″ off of the top and place on a piece of foil (or garlic baker if you have one of those).
- Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil on top; then seal the foil and roast in a high temperature oven for about 30 minutes.
While the garlic is roasting, you can prepare the other ingredients needed to make this soup including mushrooms; I hope that was a given 🙂 , butter, flour, warm milk (you can also substitute half & half or heavy cream, but I like mine a little lighter), vegetable or chicken broth (your preference) and some parsley.Creamy Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Soup Click To Tweet
Start by sautéing the mushrooms in the butter until they start to soften; then whisk in the flour forming a roux. Add the broth and simmer until the garlic finishes roasted. Once finished, squeeze the garlic pulp into the soup along with the warm milk; then blend until smooth using an immersion blender. (You can also transfer the liquid to a blender if you don’t have an immersion blender).
This Creamy Roasted Garlic & Mushroom Soup was delicious and boy was it garlicky; which I don’t mind but don’t eat this right before a date. 😉 We had our soup with a grilled cheese sandwich on a rainy weeknight and it was the perfect comfort meal. ~Enjoy!
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- 1 Whole Bulb of Garlic
- 1 tsp . Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 16 oz . Mushrooms
- 1 tbsp . Butter
- 2 c . Milk, warmed (I used 2%)
- 1/3 c . All Purpose Flour
- 6 c . Vegetable or Chicken Broth
- 2 tsp . Fresh Chopped Parsley
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- Peel off the loose skin from the garlic bulb; then cut about 1/4" off of the top. Place the bulb in foil; then drizzle the olive oil on top. Wrap the foil and bake for 30 minutes.
- While the garlic is roasting, clean the dirt from your mushrooms by gently wiping them down with a damp cloth or paper towel; then slice them into 1/2" thick slices. Set aside.
- Heat the butter in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat and add the mushrooms. Cook until they start to soften; then whisk in the flour forming a roux.
- Add the vegetable (or chicken) broth and parsley; mix well. Reduce heat to low and simmer until the garlic is done.
- While the soup is simmering, heat the milk until just below boiling.
- Add the roasted garlic by squeezing it from the skin into the soup mixture; then add the warm milk.
- Remove the soup from the heat. Use either an immersion blender; which can be used right in your pot or a blender to puree the ingredients until smooth; then return the soup to the pan.
For the Milk--> Heavy Cream or Half & Half
For the Broth--> Vegetable or Chicken Broth or Stock
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