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Roasted Garlic, Potato, Leek and Fennel Soup

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“A hearty pureed soup with lots of flavor. Good with hot rolls or French bread. Try to find a fennel bulb with some fronds (leaves) still attached. Trim these off and save some for garnish.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 325F while peeling garlic cloves.
  2. Place garlic cloves in small baking pan; add 1 tablespoons of the olive oil and stir to coat well. Roast for 20 minutes or until golden.
  3. In large heavy saucepan heat remaining oil over medium heat. Add leeks and fennel; saute until mixture begins to brown slightly, about 10 minutes.
  4. Add broth, potatoes, roasted garlic, thyme and bay leaves; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  5. Remove bay leaves and discard.
  6. Puree soup, in batches, in food processor or blender. Return to sauce pan and heat through.
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Divide among 4 bowls and top each with a tablespoon of yogurt.
  9. Garnish with a bit of chopped fennel leaves, if desired.

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