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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hearty Creamy Roasted Garlic and Veggie Soup!

Hey everyone! How about one last stick to the ribs type soup for those damp cool nights of early spring!
I picked up a big bag of string beans and needed to find something to do with them, so...
Hearty Creamy Roasted Garlic and Veggie Soup
Did you know that you can freeze roasted garlic? I'll buy 6-8 bulbs, cut the top off, drizzle with EVOO, place in covered baking dish or wrap in foil, bake at 375 for about 45 minutes, then squeeze the cloves into a freezer bag. Presto-I have roasted garlic ready for anything from bean dip to mashed potatoes!
And the house smells pretty good too:@)
Note: If you're careful I'm sure you can keep the cloves separate in the bag, mine kinda clump together. I flatten them out a bit before freezing and estimate how many I'm using.

Hearty Creamy Roasted Garlic and Veggie Soup
All measurements are approximate, just use up what you have.
2-3 large potatoes, cleaned, peeled if you'd like, quartered and diced approx 1/2" (you do need potatoes)
2 handfuls of string beans, washed and cut to approx 3/4"
One small onion, small dice
1 stalk celery, diced or sliced
1 medium carrot, grated
3 shakes of celery seed
Big pinch of salt
2 cups water
7-8 cloves roasted garlic 
2 tblsp butter
One cup milk (I used 2% because that's what I had)
1 tblsp flour
  1. Put potatoes, string beans, onion, celery, carrot, celery seed, salt and water in pot, cover and bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until veggies are tender.
  2. Add garlic and break down with spoon against side of pot.
  3. Add butter.
  4. Mix flour into milk until it's not lumpy and add to soup. Heat to thicken adding additional milk if you need to thin the soup.
  5. Add S&P or Seasoned Salt to taste. I use Lowry's Cracked Black Pepper Seasoned Salt.
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34 comments:

  1. I usually don't freeze garlic, I just put it in a little bascket at room temperature...it lasts a lot of months!!!! If you are talking about fresh garlic put it in a airy room to "dry", hugs

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  2. The soup sounds delicious! We are supposed to have a week of temps in the lower 40's so this would be a great recipe to try this weekend.
    Have a great day.
    Jane

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  3. Mmmmm.... this sounds really good. The sun is out today FINALLY! I think that I am going to try out this recipe this weekend. I'm like you, I love the smell of garlic cooking. Nothing better!

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  4. We add garlic to almost anything. Love it and this is just one more dish to love.
    Get a cheap plastic ice cube tray and just add a couple roasted cloves to each section. Freeze and then pop them out of the tray and into your freezer bag.
    I would put the tray in bag before you freeze it so the smell doesn't get everywhere.

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  5. That soup looks wonderful to me considering how bad I am feeling today with my allergy coughing. Soup is always a good fix.

    DI

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  6. I always love the smell of garlic cooking in my kitchen. Thank you for the recipe. Cherry Kay

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  7. I could have used this soup yesterday...we had one more bout of snow and cold rain! Roasted garlic is the best. Love this recipe!

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  8. Looks amazing. Can't wait to make it!

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  9. I love soups and I love garlic. This equals YUM!! Thanks always for the great recipes, Lynn!

    XO,
    Jane

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  10. Thanks for the idea of freezing roasted garlic. That will be a great time saver for weeknight dinners.

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  11. I did not know you could freeze roasted garlic. I will have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I actually eat soups all year...not just in the winter. This looks good, but I can't do garlic...I love to smell it, but I just can't eat it unless it is almost hidden in a recipe.

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  13. This is the perfect soup recipe for these still cold days...I just might make it for tonight! ;D

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  14. Hi Lynn...

    My friend, your roasted garlic veggie soup looks and sounds soooo delcious! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us...bet it was heavenly!!! We are still having cold weather here in Colo. so this soup would be perfect! I'll have to give it a try! Also...thanks for the tip about freezing the roasted garlic...sounds great! I will definitely remember that one!

    Well dear lady, just wanted to stop by to say thank you for your visit to my spring mantel! I sooo enjoyed your sweet note! Thank you, Lynn!

    Have a great day, my friend!
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  15. Love this recipe! Thanks for sharing, I feel like RIGHT NOW! Also for the tip on freezing the roasted garlic...great idea, I'll keep it on mind!
    Thank you for your so nice and generous comments on my dishes, you're so kind. Hope to visit you again.
    XO
    FABBY

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  16. I love roasted garlic! Thanks for the great tip, Lynn. What a delicious bowl of soup!

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  17. wow sounds delish...BTW- love your blog name LOL Please check out my blog I need to build up more followers. Im sorta new at this I ordered some silicone nature molds recently and am featuring them on my latest blog. I love folk art and consider myself a folk nature artist
    Thanks
    KAT

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  18. This soup looks and sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  19. Your soup looks amazing. I love garlic and veggies so.....I know what is coming up at my house!

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  20. looks and sounds great!!! I love soups!

    Thanks
    Leontien

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  21. YUM!! We Love garlic, I will have to try this! Thanks for the tip about freezing it, we eat roasted garlic all the time but I had never thought to freeze extra. Have a great weekend Lynn!
    xo, Andrea

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  22. Thanks for the tip on garlic. I will be doing that as soon as I get a chance! Love, love, love garlic. Soup looks great too.

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  23. This sounds yummy, and we're colder than usual this week.

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  24. this sounds like a good soup to try out sometime in the next couple of days. We are supposed to be geting snow.

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  25. mmmmmm, this sounds delicious. You must be such a good cook.
    xoxo bj

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  26. It's cold and rainy here, so this looks perfect! I love your roasted garlic idea. :)

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  27. OOooo man thats looks too good... I'll take a bowl please, lol. Its a cool day here in Kentucky and it sure would make a great lunch

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  28. That would hit the spot today -- it's snowy and cold again. Great recipe!

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  29. Wow, this looks amazing and I am going to make them for my family.

    P.S. I am having a giveaway on my blog, the cutest and most practical diaper bag you have ever seen!

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  30. Sounds delish , might make a pot tomorrow since it's suppose to be chilly.

    ~ Farm Friend Blessings ~

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  31. Mmmmm. That's looks delish!!!

    Do pop over and say hello at my blog. Many great recipes to check out.

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  32. Looking thru new soup recipes for our cold evenings down here in SAm., I ran across this marvelous soup from you, dear Lynn! Thanks for the recipe and have a happy and blessed 2014 before Jan. is over, lol!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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