Cream of Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic

Campbells eat your heart out

Now that the weather is cooling off it’s time to start making soups again. I had a bunch of leftover cream in the fridge and decided a potato soup would be just right.

Sweating the vegetables helps to cook them faster and develop a real good flavor base. All you do is cover the pot after a basic saute and turn the heat down real low. This steams the vegetables while they continue to saute.

Cream of Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic

  • 6-8 potatoes peeled and cut into medium chunks
  • 1 large onion diced fine
  • 2 ribs celery chopped fine
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 6 cups fresh chicken stock
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1 ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ green pepper sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt/pepper

Place garlic in a square of  tin foil and drizzle with olive oil. Fold packet together and twist tightly at the top. Place in an oven at 365 degrees and roast until browned, about 15 minutes. Do not burn garlic. Mash garlic into a paste and strain garlic oil into a large stock pot with 4 tbsp butter. Add onion and saute over medium low heat until deep golden brown. Add garlic paste, celery, and potatoes to the pot, cover and sweat for five minutes. Uncover pot, add sage and tarragon and mix well. Cover pot and sweat another 10 minutes. Uncover pot, turn heat to medium, add wine and deglaze the pan. Season with salt and pepper, then add stock. Bring soup to a boil then simmer for about an hour or until potatoes crush easily with a fork. Blend ¾ of the soup in a blender. Add back to the pot with cream and parsley. Mix well and cook until thickened, about 10 minutes. Season soup with salt and pepper. Serve garnished with sliced green pepper and toasted garlic bread.

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62 Responses to Cream of Potato Soup with Roasted Garlic

  1. Kas says:

    Mmmm this sounds and looks to die for. I am a huge fan of potato soup and garlic … so this looks like my cup of tea, er soup. 😛

  2. rutheh says:

    Temp down in the forties at night. Damp as a pond. Dark in the morning , dark at night, we’re not used to it yet, it’s chilly- AND it’s soup time. Thank goodness I have some of my brother’s garlic leftover from our cooking fests. Great timing with your recipe today!

  3. Joanne says:

    Have I ever told you how much I love your captions? They are definitely my favorite part of every post! And mmm…roasted garlic…sometimes I just roast it and eat the cloves right out of the head of garlic…I don’t even spread it on bread. They are so good!

  4. JamieAnne says:

    I love potato soup!

  5. So funny, I was thinking of making a roasted potato/garlic soup soon!

  6. egg me on says:

    Pllllease — Campbell’s couldn’t do anything that looks that good. Go soup (& chili) weather!!!

  7. BrainRants says:

    Somehow I’m thinking that would beat the snot out of anything in a can. Yeah, it would. Definitely.

  8. A_Boleyn says:

    My next soup is going to be a potato leek version and this is a great base to start with. Many thanks. 🙂

  9. Caroline says:

    I have an obscene amount of heavy cream in my fridge, so this recipe would be a great way to make use of it. Looks so hearty and delicious. I agree with Joanne, your captions get me errrrytime.

  10. Sissi says:

    Heavy whipping cream-based soup sounds so luscious and so extravagant. I feel guilty even looking at it 😉 I would love to have a tiny bowl though…

  11. Gorgeous – have never thought of putting roasted garlic in my potato soup. Wht not I ask myself?!

  12. And, finally, soup weather arrives in the Northeast! Tomato soup today, maybe potato on Friday…love the garlic addition!

  13. Looks warming and satisfying. Great idea with the garlic!

  14. Lea Ann says:

    i love potato soup, and your addition of sage and tarragon sound wonderful.

  15. Beautiful flavours for a soup! Scrumptious.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

  16. Colline says:

    Perfect recipe as we move into colder weather. Yum!

  17. Yum! what a great “fall” recipe!

  18. spicegirlfla says:

    Colder weather doesn’t reach me but cooler weather will hopefully in a month or so but it doesn’t stop me from following the “seasons” and soup making is definitely starting in my home! I smiled when I saw this because I made a soup last night too! I love the blend of tarragon and sage with the potoatoes and roasted garlic is ALWAYS a favorite of mine!!

  19. Amy says:

    What a great idea to add roasted garlic to this! Roasted garlic makes everything better! I’m so happy soup weather is back…at least until it’s in the high 70s again this weekend, ugh 😦

  20. Love the green pepper garnish. I never would’ve thought of that!

  21. TasteFood says:

    There is a lot of yummy flavor in this soup – I love how you add roasted garlic.

  22. Judy says:

    Mmm, did someone say ‘roasted garlic’…and potatoes…a magical combination 🙂

  23. Mmm Mmmm Mmmm…. getting colder here too in London after a crazy week of heatwave. Such a timely recipe. Must give this a go soon.

  24. nrhatch says:

    Soup . . . it’s what’s for dinner! 😀

    That looks so SCRUMPTIOUS! Pass the biscuits, please.

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  26. nancyc says:

    I’m definitely going to have to try this soup!!!

  27. Holly says:

    Oh yeah this looks amazing! Shame I’m vowing off carbs for a few weeks…

  28. I’m not even going to post something funny today.. because I already know I’m going to make this before next month appears. I LOVE this.

  29. Kristy says:

    I’m making a sweet potato soup tonight. I think I’m going to incorporate some of these ingredients! It looks delicious. 🙂 Nice and warming!

  30. ceciliag says:

    I am with the garlic people, this would make a great addition to the tastes.. c

  31. this soup sounds so good, especially with the weather getting colder

  32. Thank you! I’m ready for soup.

  33. niasunset says:

    WOW! This seems so delicious for winter days! Thank you dear Greg, when I cook this one, I’ll remember you 🙂 with my love, nia

  34. Simple pleasures, eh? Love it!

  35. rsmacaalay says:

    This is far more better than Campbells.

  36. I’m definitely making this one! Looks so delicious and includes two of my favorite things… potatoes and garlic!

  37. The weather is finally starting to cool down here in Utah and it’s definitely soup time. Great look recipe…I can taste all the flavors right now.

  38. ChgoJohn says:

    A cream of potato soup is the first “fancy-schmancy” soup I made many years ago. I lost that recipe ages ago but now I’ve yours to replace it. I mean, it’s got garlic AND whipping cream. It must be made.

  39. Kelly says:

    What a great photo Greg. I love potato soup. Your fresh herbs are fantastic.

  40. Jessica says:

    Potato soup is a favorite of mine! Your bell pepper garnish looks like a fermata. 🙂

  41. With our morning walks actually starting off a little chilly, this soup fits the bill! I am ready to try some of this as potato soup is a fav. : )

  42. Charles says:

    Nice one – loving the addition of the roasted garlic. Doesn’t it just give a real oomph to the soup?

  43. Bethea says:

    Oh wow! With winter coming up I bet this will be amazing. Can’t wait for the weather to turn!

  44. It’s still soup weather here too. Spring decided to turn right around and wait a little more, so soups are very appealing at the moment.

  45. This would be perfect for today. It is FINALLY fall here. The fresh herbs must perk it up so much and give it such nice layers of flavor.

  46. Oh yum! That looks fabulous.

  47. There is nothing better than potato soup. The one thing I always want when I am sick, too.

  48. I love potato soup! AND with garlic? Mmm!

  49. Oh, potato soup I need – I’m still coughing – can we send in our order???? 😉

  50. Tammy says:

    Still waiting for fall so may have to bookmark and come back. Looks deliciousl.

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  52. Erin Renee says:

    Had this for dinner tonight. SUPER yum!

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