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Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Soup

Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Soup


Last Saturday we found peppers at the market for a quarter, that is only 25 cents people! They had red, yellow, green, purple, and orange! All for a bargain! We loaded up a bag and went on our merry way.

So what did we make with these glorious peppers? Prudy, of Prudence Pennywise, recently posted a Roasted Pepper soup that looked delicious! We knew we had to try it.

First, we roasted the peppers. We are loving our new gas stove. I just hope the fire department doesn’t have to visit us! Josh is pretty dangerous when it comes to fire…but he loves it so I just back up and try not to watch:)

He had all the peppers going on at once.
Some were roasting on another burner.

We let the peppers “sweat” in a paper bag and then we peeled them.What a great trick. It makes life so much easier.

Letting the veggies get tender!

After adding in the liquid, it was time to pulverize. We got to use a new kitchen gadget we got for our wedding…our magic wand!

Stirring in the cream/skim milk. I tried to keep this one healthy:)

A little fresh basil on top and time to eat!


The soup was fantastic! The roasted pepper flavor was amazing, we used red and yellow. We pureed it, but left a few minor chunks, and topped it with fresh basil. This soup is a new favorite. It was easy and so flavorful! I know we will be eating this all winter…we froze the extra roasted peppers so we are all ready to go! Thanks Prudy!

Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Soup
Adapted from Prudence Pennywise

3-4 whole bell peppers-we used red and yellow
1 T of olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 (14.5 ounce) can Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon honey
3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1/4 cup heavy cream or half and half-we used half cream and half skim milk
Salt
Pepper
Fresh basil-we stirred some in and put some on top

Roast bell peppers until blackened in most places. (We did them over a gas flame, but you can also do it in the oven at 450 degrees.) Place peppers in a paper bag for ten minutes. Remove from bag, remove stem and seeds and peel peppers, scraping with a knife. Chop coarsely.

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add peppers, onion, garlic, and carrot. Saute until vegetables are softened, about five minutes. Add tomatoes with juices, honey and stock and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until all vegetables are softened.

Blend soup in blender, food processor, or with immersion blender, until not almost smooth, but with some chunky texture. Add cream/milk and heat until just below a simmer. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with fresh basil, sour cream and croutons if desired.

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24 Responses to “Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Soup”

  1. 1
    Usha — September 20, 2008 @ 7:00 am

    This looks good…perfect for wintry and cold evenings….

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    Mary — September 20, 2008 @ 7:04 am

    Maria,

    What a bargain for the peppers! The soup looks great!

  3. 3
    Clumbsy Cookie — September 20, 2008 @ 7:28 am

    25 cents! Wow! You transformed cheap peppers into a delicious looking soup!

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    Pamela — September 20, 2008 @ 7:48 am

    I am in such a soup mood now that the weather is getting cooler! I saw this one over at Prudy’s and I liked the way it look. Now I want it even MORE than I did before!

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    Kalyn — September 20, 2008 @ 7:49 am

    Sounds delicious. When I got one of those immersion blenders I was surprised at how much I used it! Love it now.

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    CECIL — September 20, 2008 @ 9:43 am

    That looks so great!! I love fresh roasted red pepper as is, but puree to soup..mmhh!

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    Bridgett — September 20, 2008 @ 10:18 am

    25 cents? I would have stocked up for sure. I think with the weather cooling down lately that this would be a great soup for a weeknight. Looks delicious!

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    Adam — September 20, 2008 @ 12:57 pm

    Wow, your roasted peppers are so awesome. I love the charred smokey flavor. Beautiful job :)

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    Prudy — September 20, 2008 @ 2:12 pm

    Oh what a deal! 25 cents! I’m shopping at all the wrong places. Your soup looks wonderful! I’m so glad you are in love with it too.

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    ~Priscilla~ — September 20, 2008 @ 2:22 pm

    looks like a yummy winter meal!:)

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    Mary Ann — September 20, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

    Glad you joined the club- I swear I could live on this soup! It is soo good! Looks delish!

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    Jenny — September 20, 2008 @ 11:02 pm

    Gorgeous Soup and at what a bargain! Love it!

  13. 13
    hot garlic — September 21, 2008 @ 2:07 am

    Yum, how did I miss that post of hers? Glad you got it, it looks fantastic! And how cheap -25 cents? I don’t think a quarter would buy me a used piece of gum here.

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    The Blonde Duck — September 21, 2008 @ 8:18 am

    Ya’ll are killing me with this roasted pepper soup. I’ll have to make some!

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    Tanya — September 21, 2008 @ 1:19 pm

    I love soup and will definitely try this one!

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    Emiline — September 21, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    Yum! Looks delicious. I’m jealous of your cheap peppers!

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    Jessica — September 21, 2008 @ 5:52 pm

    That soup looks great…there were millions of peppers at the market when I was there on saturday!

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    Mary Ann — September 21, 2008 @ 11:14 pm

    I left you a blog award! Go check it out and pass it on!

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    Katherine Aucoin — September 22, 2008 @ 7:24 am

    Great deal on the peppers! Your soup looks yummy!

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    Live.Love.Eat — September 22, 2008 @ 12:13 pm

    Oh my gosh. I just love coming here to visit and seeing what a hubby & wife cooked up together. It's so awesome. I am going to be a broken record.

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    Jaime — September 22, 2008 @ 7:18 pm

    i love roasted red pepper soup! topped w/basil, it looks perfect for fall :)

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    Life on Pelican Street — September 23, 2008 @ 11:40 am

    Roasting peppers is my all time favoite way to eat them..the soup sounds fantastic and with the weather starting to change i will have to make this.

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    Stacey Snacks — September 24, 2008 @ 5:15 am

    I love this soup.
    I make a roasted red pepper & corn soup w/ cilantro.
    As soon as the weather is cooler, Soup Is On!
    Stacey

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    Katerina — September 24, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

    This looks really good, I am so glad it is soup season again

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