Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup with Parmesan

Here’s a spur of the moment recipe post for a soup I prescribed myself today. Even if you’re not feeling under the weather with a nasty cold as I am, garlic soup is as savory and nourishing as it gets.

I lifted this recipe from Whole Living, one of my favorite reads for healthy, beautifully inspired living – from the publishers of Martha Stewart magazine – but of course.

The small amount of potato in this soup gives it a luscious, satisfying texture, eliminating the addition of very much fat; just a tablespoon of olive oil coats the garlic cloves as they roast. A dusting of fresh Parmesan and some warm crusty bread makes this a perfect meal for a winter day.

Roasted Garlic and Potato Soup with Parmesan

Serving Size: serves 4 - 6


  • 1 cup peeled garlic cloves, purchased peeled or from one or two garlic heads
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • 6 cups stock or water
  • 2 Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh thyme leaves, optional


  1. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Put the garlic in a small baking dish, drizzle with oil, sprinkle with salt and cover with a piece of foil. Roast until the cloves are golden and tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. In a large saucepan, bring the stock or water to a simmer. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and add the roasted garlic and potatoes. Cook until the potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Puree in batches in a blender (carefully - the soup is hot!). Taste for seasoning and add more salt if you like.
  3. Serve bowls sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, a few thyme leaves and a piece of warm crusty bread.


Based on a recipe in Whole Living, December 2011


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  2. Potato soup is my all time favorite. I’ve never thought to add parmesan cheese on it.

  3. Making this tonight for dinner along with fresh-baked sourdough bread.

  4. Love this! Very healthy and very simple.

  5. I smell like garlic! My house house smells like garli! Outside my house smells like garlic! >.< It ended up very thin. Not sure if this is how it should be. So We added corn and black beans, cayenne pepper and sriracha, pepper and salt, and some love. It was delicious with a little Mexican cheese and sour cream.

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