Cream of Red Pepper Soup

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by echo echo

For roasting peppers, you can follow the oven method (see Peasant'sHearth's Roasted Red Bell and Banana Peppers) or stovetop method (see Julesong's Roasted Peppers: How to Roast a Pepper on a Gas Range) or substitute commercial bottled roasted peppers (though some of the flavor is lost with the bottled kind). For a lighter version, use half-and-half. Preparation time does NOT include the time for roasting the peppers.

Top Review by lateralix

I love this stuff! Anytime I make it for friends they're VERY impressed. I make an adjustment or two: I like to use about 6 peppers to add a little more texture and flavor. I also add thyme and a little bit of cayenne pepper for a really nice heat. Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan and saute onion and rosemary 5 min over low heat, stirring often.
  2. Add peppers and stock, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer 15 minutes.
  3. Stir in tomato paste; place in food processor or blender; puree.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup cream and paprika, salt and pepper.
  5. Ladle into 4 soup bowls and swirl 1 Tbs of cream onto the surface of each; sprinkle cream lightly with paprika for a speckled effect.

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