Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo) Recipe

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Ryan Rhodes Modified: March 22, 2022
Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo) Recipe

How To Make Spanish Garlic Soup (Sopa de Ajo)

Imbibed with Spanish flavors, this savory sopa de ajo is filled with the flavors of garlic, ham, paprika, and spices, then topped with poached eggs.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



  • 6cupsfrench bread,cubed
  • 1tbspextra-virgin olive oil,plus an additional ¼ cup
  • 6clovesgarlic,very thinly sliced, or more to taste
  • 2ozham,diced
  • tsppaprika,smoked, or to taste
  • 6cupschicken broth,or more as needed
  • 1pinchcayenne pepper,or to taste
  • salt and ground black pepper,to taste
  • ¼cupfresh flat-leaf parsley,chopped
  • 4large eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Spread the French bread onto the prepared baking sheet and drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil over the top.

  3. Gently stir to coat the bread.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, until crispy and lightly browned.

  5. Heat ¼ cup of olive oil in a heavy pot over medium heat.

  6. Cook and stir the garlic in hot oil for 1 to 2 minutes until just golden. Add the ham.

  7. Cook and stir for about 1 minute until heated through.

  8. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of paprika and cook for 1 minute more.

  9. Pour the bread into the pot and toss to coat with hot oil mixture.

  10. Pour the chicken broth into the bread mixture.

  11. Add the cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper and stir.

  12. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium, and stir in the parsley.

  13. Crack each egg into a small bowl or cup.

  14. Make 4 depressions in the bread on top of the soup with a spoon.

  15. Slowly pour an egg into each depression.

  16. Cover the pot with a lid and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the egg whites are firm and yolks are thick but not hard.

  17. Ladle soup into bowls and spoon an egg on top.


  • Calories: 472.47kcal
  • Fat: 15.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.05g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.31g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.93g
  • Carbohydrates: 55.71g
  • Fiber: 2.75g
  • Sugar: 9.52g
  • Protein: 26.45g
  • Cholesterol: 204.88mg
  • Sodium: 1203.15mg
  • Calcium: 103.37mg
  • Potassium: 654.91mg
  • Iron: 5.37mg
  • Vitamin A: 121.62µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.71mg
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