***update: I really have made this soup from the veggie stock to the croutes again and again. My family loves this soup and my friends say my house smells like heaven when I'm making it. This has become a cool weather standard in our home.
I made the veggie stock, the croutes and the soup. I will make it again and again. It went together easily and was so comforting and wonderful. Everyone in the family enjoyed this treat on New Year's Day and we are looking forward to having it again.
This recipe comes together nicely and is pretty tasty. It tastes more of tomato pasta and the garlic flavor is very subtle, despite the 2 heads of garlic in it. I think 3 heads might be better. I made it easier by using Garlic Texas Toast for my croutes. My bf really enjoyed this and it's one I'll try to make again especially during these colder months. Thanks for posting.
Sorry we did not like your soup once we added the beaten egg. I had made the special stock also. We liked the flavor till we added the Beaten egg.
This soup is SOOO good! The whole family likes it, even my husband who doesn't like garlic and the kids! Thanks for such a great recipe
Really yummy. I even did the broth as recommended (which I don't think I'll do again for time's sake.) I felt like the croutes really made it extraordinary. I plan to make this again sometime.
This is the best soup to ever come out of my kitchen; it has turned into a mealtime staple. To make it a bit healthier I add chopped veggies (usually 2 red peppers and a head of broccoli) at the same time as the orzo. I also don't add the croutes and top the bowl with asiago cheese. Delicious!!
Update: My dd woke up today sick with the stomach flu. :( Miraculous! This really made her feel better fast! OF course being the darlin' all offspring are when they do not feel well, she was soooo agreeable. hehee She would not eat or drink a thing so being the GOOD MAMA that I am, I threatened her with serious bodily harm! (jk- lol) All I had to say was - This is Cheryl's amazing feel better remedy and she happily complied! Thanks for making her feel better fast Cheryl! ........ old review.... Wow! This is one AMAZING soup! SO NOT salty at all! Made this using Ultimate Browned Vegetable Stock which made this so yummy! Did not use the mushrooms, did use Monterey Jack cheese, V-8 and orzo pasta. I love this soup. This would be so good frozen in batches and stored in the freezer for those 'days after 'PUI'ing in Beverage Tag. Definitely cures what ails you and works really amazing on hangovers! The unctious egg yold enrichment really does the trick too! Firms up the soup and makes it eat like a meal without being heavy on a stomach that may be sensitive. This is NOW MY go to soup for any malady! Thank you Cheryl! You ROCK!
I've been making this for years!!! Excellent soup!!It came out of a cookbook by Crescent Dragonwagon called Bread and Soup?? Her other soups, stews and gumbo are fabulous. Thanks for reminding me of this!!
It was okay, it was pretty salty for my taste though!
This soup is aptly named. I grow my own garlic and this fall I was itching to use it in a soup. The description is pretty long and spot on...I think I added too much cheese to the croutes and the soup got really thick but it was delicious and RICH!