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Roasted Garlic Summer Squash Soup

  • Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 1 head garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 12-15 small to medium summer squash (such as yellow squash, pattypan, or zucchini), roughly chopped
  • 2-3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • crusty bread and fresh basil, optional, for serving


  1. Place the garlic in a small dish with a drizzle of olive oil, or wrap tightly in tin foil. Roast the garlic for 20 minutes at 450F until very soft. Remove from the oven and let cool to the touch.
  2. Meanwhile, make the soup. To a large soup pot, add half the butter, the onion, and the celery over medium heat. Saute for 5 minutes until the veggies start to soften, then add all the squash. Increase the heat to medium-high and add 2 cups of stock. Let the stock come to a boil (with the pot uncovered) and then reduce the heat so that the soup simmers heavily. Simmer the soup uncovered until the squash is very tender and breaks down, for about 15 minutes. If the pot is dry, add a bit more stock.
  3. When the squash is very soft, carefully cut the garlic bulb in half and squish the cloves into the soup. Use a blender or immersion blender to puree the soup until very smooth, then reduce the heat to low. Add the cream, parmesan, and the remaining butter, stir into the soup. Taste, and add salt and pepper to your preference.
  4. Serve the soup with extra pepper, olive oil for drizzling, fresh basil, and crusty bread for dipping. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30


  • Serving Size: 6