Baked Onion Garlic Soup

By DK on Dec 13, 2009
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
During one of our vacations, we landed up at a place which was nearly anti-vegetarian. It was actually even worse for me since I don't eat eggs. If you can cheat me by hiding its taste, appearance and smell into some other food, then I am ready to be cheated, otherwise you will be treated to free 'throwing up' sessions! Which is what I pretty much did during that trip since no one could even contemplate from which planet we landed from and did not know to customize recipes for us (especially me). I think few people probably wondered secretly how I looked "healthy" when I was practically eating 'nothing' ;) Vegetables are supposedly not food in their dictionary.
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
    One conversation at a breakfast joint
  • Me: Can I have a vegetarian Burrito pls?
  • Waiter: Do you mean with lots of vegetables?
  • Me: Yes - no meat..
  • Waiter: Oh! No sausages then. Is Bacon ok ?
  • Me: (#$!#) No no Bacon, its meat too....
  • Waiter: Oh ok sorry about that - so trying to eat healthy ah? (winks!) Its always good! I know ppl trying to eat lots of fish nowdays. You know we have the best salmon here....
  • Me: umm...well no fish too - we don't eat fish either..
  • Waiter: (looks shocked) No bacon, No fish! That's really sad! What do you want us to put in there instead?????????
  • Me: Potatoes would be great!
  • Waiter: (scratching head) Oh ok! 2 'plain' burritos coming up
  • Me: aah! One second - I have one more request..I cant eat eggs - can you skip that too for one of the burritos?
  • Waiter: (scratching head some more) Without eggs?????? Sorry then there is nothing on the burritos.
  • Me: but.. but there are vegetables in there. That's what I want..
  • Waiter: Sorry we dont know how to make it without eggs... (few more suggestions, no's, arguments follows without any success for me :( ....)
  • The Husband: Its alright - just get us 2 burritos. We are starving!
  • Me: (grumble)(mumble) (and we traveled happily after, with me throwing up of course!)
But in one place, we got to stay in a cottage. We made our vegetarian requests and the cook was like 'Oh sure'. The next 2 days were Food heaven! Our cook made the amazing vegetarian food ever! Her soup recipes were simply mind blowing. One of them was this Baked Onion and garlic soup. I practically ended up asking her how she made each and ever dish. Of course she did not give me the measurements but her procedures and rough guidelines were more than enough. Here is one of the recipes we enjoyed
Basic Information
Prep Time: Under 15 min
Cook Time: 1 to 2 hours
Serves: 2 people
Ingredients
  • 2 large onions, sliced
  • 1 full head of garlic (approx. 12-13 cloves), peeled
  • 3 cups of vegetable broth (or water)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 tsp Italian seasoning (or try any dried herb mix like thyme, sage etc)
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or use low fat milk)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • few chives to garnish
Method
1
Preheat Oven to 350F. Place the onions, garlic and the seasoning together in a roasting pan. Add 1-1/2 cups of vegetable broth. Dot the tops with the butter.
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
2
Cover the pan with foil and bake for 1-1/2 hours making sure to give it a quick stir 2-3 times during baking process.
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
3
The aroma begins around 50-60 min mark.
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
4
When done, remove the onion-garlic mixture and process until smooth.
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
5
In a saucepan, mix the puree along with the remaining broth and cream in low heat. Stir gently and add more seasoning if required.
Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
Garnish with chives and serve hot with some crusty bread. Creamy Onion and Garlic soup recipe
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18 Responses to “Baked Onion Garlic Soup”
  1. Joanna

    Thank you for sharing. This looks delicious. Funny story about the vegetarian burrito request.
    I can relate,I used to be a vegetarian until I got pregnant. Now I have fish and organic grass fed happy beef.I feel so much better. Tons of veggies still but animal protein. Looove organic grass fed butter. Have you hear about this book? http://www.amazon.com/The-Vegetarian-Myth-Justice-Sustainability/dp/1604860804 Pretty interesting, the author used to be vegan.Go figure. Thanks again!

  2. Awesome! My whole family loved this. I cook for at least 7 people all the time so getting them all to agree on anything is doing something.

  3. anita

    can this be done without using oven.If so how can u pls let me know

    I guess you can do the same on stove top in low heat and wait for the onions to caramelize. I havent personally tried it so am not sure of how much of a match in taste it will be with the oven version

  4. Eating the soup as I type & it is delicious. Like french onion soup without all the stove-top hovering (or beef!) Thanks for sharing, this is one for the recipe cards.

  5. Erin

    We just made this! A very interesting soup. :) We loved it, what a nice surprise! :-P

    Yes its interesting indeed! I felt the same when I made it the first time. I am glad u liked it too -DK

  6. DK, very interesting soup indeed, yours looked so tempting…

  7. Love the soup.Looks great.I can understand your experience.Its very difficult in someplaces for us to survive.I never thght of artichoke as a substitute.

  8. Wow such a fantastic creamy soup, love this roasted version…yumm!!

  9. I can so identify with your story, esp the hidden egg bit, although I’m getting better at detecting it, unfortunately. Soup looks lovely, if only I had the patience to make it.

  10. This looks wonderful! I am trying it out tonight! Miri

  11. Soup looks creamy and perfect for this winter!

  12. Sounds interesting…. This is the proper season for soups :-)

  13. Yes! This one looks delicious enough to ask for the recipe:). Thankfully, in India you don’t face these problems – I don’t know how it is in the North East!

  14. Ooh, I can’t wait to try this recipe. Your story interest me. Will be back again.

  15. DK,I can relate to your situation!I have this kind of experience anywhere I travel within China and people have even asked me how I am ‘alive’ eating just vegetables!!!

  16. Very interesting onion soup. Will give this a try soon.

  17. Deepa

    I havent tried ur recipe yet, but read ur story. That’s exactly the story of my life. If they ask me what to substitute…..my new answer is “Artichoke”.
    :)
    BTW, a new fan of ur blogs.

    Thank you deepa :) Am glad you like what you see ! Artichoke is a wonderful substitute too! May be I should start asking for the same too :) –DK

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