Creamy Spanish-Style Garlic Soup

24  Ratings
  • 10 min prep
  • 20 min total
  • Makes 8 servings, 3/4 cup soup and 5 crackers each.

Creamy Spanish-Style Garlic Soup Recipe


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 12 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 pkg. (6 oz.) deli-style smoked ham, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp. Spanish paprika (Pimenton)
  • 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) brick cream cheese, cubed
  • 3 cans (14-1/2 oz. each) chicken broth
  •  RITZ Crackers


  • Heat  oil in large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add garlic and ham; cook 1 to 2 min. or until garlic turns golden, stirring constantly so garlic doesn't burn.
  • Add  cumin and paprika. Cook 1 min., toasting spices to develop flavor.
  • Stir  in cream cheese until melted and combined. Add broth; bring to boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5 min. Serve with crackers.

Recipe Tips

Food FactsPimenton is a unique spice made from spicy red peppers that have been harvested and smoke-dried with oak wood, which gives the pimenton its smoky flavor. Pimenton comes in three varieties: sweet and mild (dulce); bittersweet medium hot (agridulce) and hot (picante). The level of spiciness is up to you! Pimenton can be stored in a cool dry place for up to 2 years. Though a distant cousin of Hungarian paprika, pimenton has no good substitute for use in authentic Spanish cooking.

SubstitutePrepare as directed, using Neufchatel cheese, fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth and RITZ Reduced Fat Crackers.

Food FactsFresh garlic is available year round. Purchase firm, plump bulbs with dry skins. Avoid garlic stored in the refrigerated section of the produce department. Store garlic in an open container in a cool, dark place.


Nutrition Information

Makes 8 servings, 3/4 cup soup and 5 crackers each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 260 
    • Total fat 19 g
    • Saturated fat 8 g
    • Cholesterol 40 mg
    • Sodium 1010 mg
    • Carbohydrate 14 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 2 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 10 g
    • Vitamin A 15 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 8 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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