Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Roasted Garlic and Sweet Potato Soup

My friends mom made this soup for us once, and it was SO good I asked her to E-mail me the recipe. So here it is!


  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 2-1/2 pounds sweet potatoes (about 4 large), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 2 large onions, cut into wedges
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutrition Facts: 1 cup equals 109 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 440 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.


  • Remove papery outer skin from garlic bulb (do not peel or separate cloves). Cut top off bulb; brush with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Wrap in heavy-duty foil.
  • Place sweet potatoes and onions in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Drizzle with remaining oil; toss to coat.
  • Bake garlic and vegetables at 425° for 30-35 minutes or until tender. Cool for 10-15 minutes.
  • Place 1-1/2 cups broth, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper in a blender. Squeeze softened garlic into mixture; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a large saucepan.
  • In batches, process the sweet potatoes, onions and remaining broth until smooth; add to garlic mixture. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Yield: 10 servings (2-1/2 quarts).


  1. That looks so amazingly delicious. I think I need to go thrift a blender.

  2. It is amazing. SOO good. and I fixed the directions. They were a little Skeewompus. let me know how you like it!

  3. So I made this. It's really good and VERY filling. I was full after one bowl and couldn't eat anything else.