This creamy garlic bread soup is made with hearty potatoes and buttery cannellini beans, then topped with crispy garlicky croutons for a rich and delicious soup that is perfect for garlic lovers!

garlic bread soup
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What is Garlic Bread Soup?

I love garlic bread so I started thinking about building a soup recipe around everything I love about it! I kept the flavors rich and savory with plenty of garlic, of course, then I added potatoes and white beans to make this soup thick and creamy. It worked so well! I love how blending white beans into the soup adds fiber and protein while making the broth super rich and silky. The potatoes create a hearty base and the garlic bread croutons take this tasty soup to the next level! Serve it with your favorite pasta or enjoy a big bowl as a main course!

Ingredients and Substitutions

  • Olive Oil– Used for sautéing the vegetables and providing flavor to the soup.
  • Onion, Carrots & Celery– This trio of vegetables add a savory flavor to the soup base.
  • Garlic – Fresh garlic provides lots of flavor, a key element in this garlic bread soup.
  • Thyme & Parsley- These add a savory, earthy flavor to the soup. You can substitute for fresh thyme and parsley, if desired.
  • Russet Potatoes- Adds thickness and creaminess to the soup when cooked. Do not substitute for other potatoes, as they don’t have as much starch as russet potatoes.
  • Cannellini beans– Blending cannellini beans creates a rich, silky texture and it’s also a great way to add fiber and protein to the soup.
  • Vegetable Broth- I like to use a flavorful “not chicken” style broth like the one from Edward & Sons or Ocean’s Halo.
  • Crusty Baguette– A crusty baguette makes the best crispy croutons! You can use store bought croutons if you don’t want to make your own, but I love the taste and texture of these homemade croutons!

How to Make Garlic Bread Soup