What a beautiful week it’s been!
There’s a bit of a chill in the air. Sweaters are coming out. Boots are getting dusted off. And all I want to do is MAKE SOUP!
Haha No but really! There’s nothing like a pot of soup simmering away on a cool fall day!
And that’s exactly what I did today! I made gorgeous Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup!
To-MAY-to, To-MAH-to…now matter how you say it, this soup is a winner!
Tomato soup is Steven’s absolute favorite. Last year, I made a Bacon Tomato Soup (with gruyere grilled cheese) — and WOW, what an amazing meal THAT was!
THIS time, I wanted to make a “can-less” tomato soup! One that was made from whole tomatoes that I roasted myself! (I know, that seems like quite the undertaking, but it couldn’t have been simpler! I literally threw a single sheet pan in the oven, took a shower, and by the time I was finished, they were ready to be blended into soup!)
There is definitely a secret ingredient in this recipe…roasted garlic!
Holy cow – roasted garlic is next level-delicious. It takes on this unique nutty flavor that has a little hint of sweetness!
And given that this recipe uses TWO WHOLE HEADS of garlic, it really shines in this recipes!! (But trust me, it’s not at all overpowering!)
And this recipe is gluten free, paleo, keto and Specific Carb Diet friendly!
Here’s What You Need: (Serves 6)
2 lbs cherry tomatoes
2 whole bulbs of garlic, tops sliced off
1 large red onion, diced
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
8 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked off
Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
2 Tbsp tomato paste
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 cup heavy cream (SCD substitute coconut milk)
Garnish: Parmesan cheese, or Gruyere cheese
Good Chef’s Knife
Large stock pot
Stick blender or food processor
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Add your tomatoes, garlic bulbs and red onion to a tin foil-lined baking sheet in a single layer. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper, and thyme. Toss to coat. Bake for 45 minutes, or until the tomatoes have burst and the garlic is soft and mushy.
Squeeze the cloves from the bulbs and add all the roasted veggies and garlic cloves into a large stock pot. Add the stock and tomato puree. Simmer for 5 minutes. Then, either blend with a stick blender, or carefully blend in a food processor or blender in batches, until smooth. Return to the pot, and stir in the heavy cream or coconut milk.
Serve hot, garnished with grated cheese, an extra little drizzle of heavy cream, and a few thyme or basil leaves.
I served this with a fresh dinner roll, and a gorgeous New York strip steak! (You can find the recipe for “The Perfect Steak” here!)
Oh my gosh – this was so delicious!
I’ve gotta tell ya – there really is nothing quite like a steaming hot bowl of tomato soup. It’s cozy. It’s comforting. It’s like a warm hug from inside!
And it really is quite stunning — that deep red color with the white creamy drizzle and little flecks of green. It looks like it could be served at a fancy restaurant!
But the roasted garlic. OH MY STARS, this gave such a unique note to this soup. It’s got this nutty, almost sweetness that only comes from caramelized garlic! It’s truly magical, and in a word, magnificent!
And roasted garlic isn’t only good in soups. Gosh, when you caramelize it, it becomes mushy, almost like butter! You could put it on a sandwich, you could put it in eggs, on top of a steak, in a baked potato — the possibilities are endless!
It’s hard to believe it’s so healthy!
Do yourself a favor, and make this soup! It’s the gift that keeps on giving, too – because the leftovers just get better with time!
Happy cooking, friends!
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36 responses to “Roasted Garlic Tomato Soup”
You so beautiful and your post
Thank you so much! Hugs and love xox
This looks so delicious, Caralyn, Steven is a lucky man! You look so lovely in the top photo. ☺️
Thanks John! Aw that’s kind of you to say 🙂 haha we definitely enjoy some good eats around here! Haha Hugs and love xox
Another of your tempting creations to get the saliva glands working well 🙂
Haha thanks Ian! Just making sure they’re in operating condition! 😉 have a great night! Hugs and love xox
Thanks so much Kristie! It was definitely a treat! Hugs and love xox
Looks fabulous! I love the cold weather and esp soups and stews! Love the roasted garlic too.
I hope all is well with you Caralyn. A bit early to say, but have a great weekend – boyfriend too! ❤
Thank you so much Lisa Beth! Oh the roasted garlic was the secret ingredient that took it over the top!! And gosh thanks! You too! Hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend! Hugs and love xox
Looks amazing, and it screams Fall! Can’t wait to cook this up. I find cooking so relaxing and fulfilling, for the spirit and the body equally. The best of the season to you and yours! This is the most wonderful time of the year, indeed!
Thank you so much Anthony! Yes! Definitely a warm meal for a chilly day day! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox
Thanks Jo! This was definitely delish! Hugs and love xox
thank you Kenneth! oh it certainly was! hugs to you xox
I take it you roasted the garlic not the soup!😂
Hahah oh gosh yes!
Oh my! Another one of your recipes I’m adding to my list! I’m allergic to onion, so I always add extra garlic. I can’t wait to make this!
Hi Amy!! Thanks so much! Oh good! I hope you love it!! Yes – with this beautiful roasted garlic, you won’t even miss the onion! 🙂 happy cooking my friend! Hugs and love xox
Had me worried for a bit there: first you show the soup with some delicious steak beside it and I was afraid you were not even going to mention the STEAK! But you saved the day at the last minute and linked to your Perfect Steak. Thanx!
Hahaha oh yes – the steak of course had to be mentioned!! Steven is really talented at cooking steak!! Thanks for stopping by! Hugs and love xox
Holy cow, that looks delicious! And you, my dear, are glowing!
Have fun w your fam and smile pretty for the pictures😊
Thank you so much Mary! Aw Ylure kind to say that 🙂 yep – Steven definitely keeps me smiling 🙂 Hugs and love xox
thank you Jim! This was particularly delicious! Hugs and love xox
Awesome to hear that
Yes!! 🙂 hope your week is off to a great start! Hugs and love xox
I had that feeling too… soup, chili, posole… yummy
Thank you so much! Yes! We have officially entered soup, chili and cozy supper weather! Hugs and love xox
Yummy. I’m going to make & freeze some.
I hope you do!! let me know how it turns out! Hugs and love xox
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thank you for the link up! Hugs and love xox
That looks so good. I love soup.