Roasted Garlic and Asparagus Soup Recipe

Deliciously creamy, yet healthy and easy to make soup with roasted garlic and asparagus.

Deliciously creamy, yet healthy and easy to make soup with roasted garlic and asparagus.


Ingredients
  • 2 pounds asparagus , trimmed
  • 10 garlic cloves , smashed (see notes about using less garlic)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 3 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 cup half & half, OR heavy cream, OR 2% milk
  • cracked pepper and chopped parsley , for garnish
  • shredded cheddar cheese, for garnish optional
  • fresh lemon juice, optional


Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  3. Toss asparagus and garlic with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Arrange asparagus and garlic on prepared baking sheet in one layer.
  5. Roast for 12 minutes, or until asparagus is soft, stirring once.
  6. Remove from oven and transfer asparagus and garlic to a blender.
  7. Add broth and half & half/cream/milk.
  8. Blend until smooth. Depending on how large your blender is, you might have to do this part in batches.
  9. Transfer soup to a soup pot.
  10. Warm soup over medium-high heat, thinning with more broth by 1/4 cupfuls, if desired.
  11. Season with salt and pepper. Continue to taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  12. Ladle into bowls. (see notes for making ahead)
  13. Garnish with shredded cheddar cheese, squeeze of lemon juice, and parsley; serve.

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