Monday, September 29, 2008

Roasted Garlic and Broccoli Soup

We had a great weekend in Atlantic City - gambling, a Phillies win to send them to the playoffs (wooo!!!) and the Alanis concert. Unfortunately I stayed out with my friend Stacey until 5 AM so I didn't have my normal productive Sunday. I did manage to make a nice pot of soup when we got home.
I made this one up as I went along instead of looking for a new recipe. I combined ingredients and methods from two previous soup recipes -
Roasted Garlic Soup and Broccoli Mascarpone Soup.

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 bulbs garlic, roasted
  • 8 cloves raw garlic, minced
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 large heads broccoli, florets only
  • 6 cups low sodium chicken broth (or vegetable broth for a vegetarian version)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • Pinch of turmeric
  • Pinch of dried thyme
  • 1/2 c light cream


  • Heat butter and olive oil in a soup pot
  • Add onions, saute 1 min
  • Add raw garlic, saute 1 min
  • Add broccoli and roasted garlic, saute 3-4 minutes
  • Add broth, salt, white pepper, thyme, and turmeric. Let simmer 10-12 minutes, until broccoli is tender.
  • Puree in a blender or by using a handheld immersion blender.
  • Return to heat and slowly add cream.

I added the turmeric after tasting the soup and realizing that it was missing something. I smelled the spice jar and it seemed like it would go perfectly, and it did.

This was a quick and easy soup, was extremely comforting, and I'm glad I decided to experiment today, no matter how tired I was!

Have a great week!

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  1. This sounds amazing! Garlic and broccoli are two of my favorite ingredients.

  2. Sounds like a great weekend! The soup sounds so warm and comforting.