Creamy Roasted Garlic Mushroom Soup - Buttered Side Up

Creamy Roasted Garlic Mushroom Soup

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup
For some reason I'm reluctant to admit that fall is here. Normally I welcome it with open arms. It's my favorite season of the year, after all.

I just don't feel ready for it. Perhaps I'm afraid that I'll blink and miss it. Soon the leaves will slip silently to the ground, leaving a cold, brown world until the snow flies. And then it will be another long, cold Minnesota winter.

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup
Even so, I'm transitioning to fall food, *trying* to savor the moment. Cold suppers just don't sound good anymore. This roasted garlic mushroom soup is perfect for gray, chilly, dreary days.

You start with sauteing some onions and loads and loads of mushrooms, and then you add two heads of roasted garlic.

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup
Of course you add some beef broth, cream, and parsley, then blend it all together with a stick blender, and voila! You've got a creamy, flavorful soup.

When I made the first batch of this soup, Reuben was amazed at how great it was. "This soup is really good!"

But I wasn't satisfied. For my next batch I doubled the roasted garlic, and nearly doubled the mushrooms for maximum flavor. MOOOAR MUSHROOMS! Then I was satisfied.

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup
Obviously I had to serve it with a dollop (or two) of sour cream and some crispy bacon. Mmhmm.

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup
If you wish, you could totally swap out different mushrooms if you prefer. I think a mix of wild and domestic mushrooms would be lovely.

You could also add some kale or arugula for extra leafy greens. I think I'll try that next time.

Creamy Roasted Garlic and Mushroom Soup
How about you? Are you accepting the changing season with joy, or with mixed emotions like I am?

Creamy Roasted Garlic Mushroom Soup

Creamy Roasted Garlic Mushroom Soup

30 minutes
Serves 4-6


  • 2 heads of garlic, roasted,
  • 3 tablespoons butter,
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped,
  • 16 ounces mushrooms, sliced,
  • 3 tablespoons flour,
  • salt and pepper, to taste,
  • 2 1/2 cups homemade beef broth,
  • 1 cup heavy cream,
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley,
  • chopped cooked bacon and sour cream, for serving,

In a large soup pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions and cook until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until tender, about 5 more minutes.

Sprinkle in the flour. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook and whisk for 3 minutes.

Slowly add the beef broth, whisking all the while. Bring to a boil and stir in the cream, parsley, and roasted garlic cloves (you can squeeze the cloves out of the head directly into the soup).

Using a stick blender, being careful so as not to burn yourself, blend the soup until completely smooth. You can skip this step if you prefer whole mushrooms and garlic cloves in your soup. Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Serve with crispy bacon and sour cream.

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