Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Place 26 garlic cloves in small glass baking dish.
  • Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper; toss to coat.
  • Cover baking dish tightly with foil and bake until garlic is golden brown and tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Cool.
  • Squeeze garlic between fingertips to release cloves.
  • Transfer cloves to small bowl.
  • Melt butter in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onions and thyme and cook until onions are translucent, about 6 minutes.
  • Add roasted garlic and 18 raw garlic cloves and cook 3 minutes.
  • Add chicken stock; cover and simmer until garlic is very tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Working in batches, purée soup in blender until smooth.
  • Return soup to saucepan; add cream and bring to simmer.
  • Season with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Cover and refrigerate. Rewarm over medium heat, stirring occasionally.)
  • Divide grated cheese among 4 bowls and ladle soup over. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon wedge into each bowl and serve.

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  • cgbingo 5 years ago
    Oh, I've never had garlic soup--sounds awesome!
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    camdozer ate it and said...
    Made it Saturday night... amazing... 5points
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    " It was excellent "
    camdozer ate it and said...
    Oh my goodness. Look what you've done! I'm a garlic lover (i've been called a "fanatic"), and this one's gonna knock my socks off, I can tell. The winds just started blowing too, and on a sunny but fridgid cold autumn day, nothing sounds better than warm soup!
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    " It was excellent "
    shuga ate it and said...
    Like it!
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    " It was excellent "
    marges ate it and said...
    This will cure what ails you all right. Yummy and it is just chilly enough for me to crave this right now. Love garlic and love soup.
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  • suestonebender 6 years ago
    This sounds incredible! You certainly won't catch a cold, because no one will want to come near you after eating it ... ~laughs~ Cannot wait to try this out.
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  • eeks 6 years ago
    Awesome...it's on my agenda
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    " It was excellent "
    rml ate it and said...
    Garlic is the ultimate elixir, Thanks!
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  • kukla 6 years ago
    Won't serve four if I'm eating.. :)
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  • kukla 6 years ago
    Ummmmm :)
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  • stargazer12472 6 years ago
    Oh, I adore garlic. This is a must try for sure!!!
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  • pjv 6 years ago
    Wow I am gonna try this for sure!
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  • wynnebaer 6 years ago
    Now what's better than garlic and onions? A must try..Thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    pink ate it and said...
    I think I'll need a whole tin of Altoids! ROFL, but I will try it and let you know! *smile* Follow up: I LOVE IT! Tops!
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  • krumkake 6 years ago
    Oh now you've got me drooling - I love garlic soup, and this one sounds out-of-this-world good! Thank you for sharing this...I hope to make it soon.
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  • borinda 6 years ago
    This recipe intrigues me. I've bookmarked it for the winter.
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