Caramelized Onion & Roasted Garlic Bisque

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

Two of my favourite things in a cream soup.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Remove the papery outer skin from garlic, but do not peel or separate cloves.
  3. Rub 1-1/2 tsps oil over garlic head; wrap in foil and bake for one hour.
  4. Let cool ten minutes; separate cloves and squeeze to extract garlic pulp.
  5. Set pulp aside.
  6. Heat remaining oil in a pot over medium heat; add onions and leeks and cook for 30 minutes, stirring often.
  7. Add 1/2 tsp salt and thyme; cook an additional 30 minutes or until onions are golden.
  8. Stir in flour; add wine and broth and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes.
  9. Add garlic pulp, remaining salt and milk to onion mixture.
  10. Simmer 8 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  11. Place half of the mixture in the blender and process until smooth; pour into a soup tureen or another pot and repeat with second half of mixture.
  12. Garnish with sour cream and toasted caraway seeds (optional).


Most Helpful

very good soup! It takes a long time to make, but it's a delicious bisque and has good health benefits because of the onions and garlic! It tastes much more fattening than it is, too!

~*~flour*power~*~ September 13, 2010

I made this soup to start off Christmas dinner. It was perfect. I didn't have any caraway seeds, so i did a rye toast with gruyere cheese as garnish. It was phenomenal!

Jenn McGowan February 12, 2007

Well I'm not sure which are Evelyn's two favourite things in this recipe, but I just loved how garlicky, oniony, leeky and creamy this was. And the thyme was just the right herb here. A fabulous soup that I'll be making again. I didn't have any caraway seeds on hand when I made this, but I'll make sure that I do next time. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! We all loved it.

bluemoon downunder February 21, 2006

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