Very nice garlic flavor. I didn't have a lemon so I used concentrate and I don't think I added enough. I also used a blend of Italian cheeses. I think I'll make it again and use gruyere cheese. I also used half and half instead of whipping cream. I may try again with whipping cream, but the half and half was just fine.
Delicious! Made as an appetizer for Father's Day. It was so yummy. I added some freshly ground pepper and a splash of white wine while sauteeing the onions,etc. Don't let the amt of garlic scare you. It is so mild and flavorful even my 6 yr old loved it. I used 5 heads of garlic! 3 roasted and 2 sauteed... Never ever used that much... It is a keeper! I know I will make many more times.
I have made this soup a number of times. I served it to company, and told them it was cream of parmesan so that they wouldn't be scared off. I used half and half instead of the cream for subsequent batches, and I roasted more of the garlic, preferring the carmelized flavor to the unroasted. The parmesan and lemon add that nice zest to it. I will make this again and again.
Wonderful soup and nice breakout from the same-old same-old. The house smelled SO good with this soup simmering on the stove, and it was even better in the bowl. It sounds like a lot of garlic but it's really perfect. And don't be tempted to skip the addition of the lemon juice -- it really makes it. I found roasted garlic in bags at the market so I used them rather than roast my own and use some un-roasted, and it came out perfect. Thank you for a great posting!
Fantastic! I love the cheesy parmesan and sweet roasted garlic flavours. I used half and half for the whipping cream and used a splash of lemon juice in the soup as I didn't have any fresh lemons. The only other change I made was to only use 2 cups of chicken broth. I wouldn't have wanted the soup any thinner. Thanks for such a delicious recipe!
I should have reviewed this before, we have made it so often. It is not only one of our favorites, but is what we serve guests and have become know for! They always ask for the recipe! It is garlicky, yes, but very sweet and nutty tasting due to the roasted garlic, not harsh at all. It's elegant as well as tasty, plus it's wonderful for anyone coming down with a cold.
Wow...I wish I could give this more than 5 stars! It's absolutely delicious, silky smooth and perfect! I added homemade parmesan croutons before serving and my DH was very impressed! Thanks for a wonderful recipe!
The aroma and taste is amazing. Even the kids enjoyed it. Our only problem was there was not enough for seconds!
Fantastic - just a perfect recipe, with results that rival any 5 star restaurant. The soup is silky and rich, but not at all cloying - a real winner.
This is a gorgeous soup -- and this coming from someone who stupidly forgot to add the parmesan cheese and lemon at the end! I can only imagine how good it is with those two ingredients, but if you wanted to cut fat then the soup is delicious without the cheese. I also used semi-skimmed milk so I guess my soup was the "slimmers" version. I was amazed how much it thickened when I puréed it as well. I think you could develop a number of tasty variations on this soup. One that comes to mind immediately would be to roast some tomatoes with rosemary and then purée them with the rest of the broth.