Roasted Red Pepper Soup

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Chicagoland Chef du

I have made this several times and it is YUMMY! From one of my favorite cookbooks, The Big Book of Soups & Stews by: Maryanna Vollstedt. Prep time does not included roasting your own peppers on the grill or under the broiler. Add about 15 minutes for that.

Top Review by Toadflax

Excellent!! I prepared this soup early in the day with my only change being to use 1 tsp. hot sauce instead of the red pepper flakes. (For the chicken stock I used 1 can of Campbell's chicken broth with 1 can water.) I then refrigerated it (without the milk) until serving time. I added 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup whipping cream and reheated gently. We really enjoyed this while waiting for our homemade pizza to "rest". Note: I roasted the peppers on my gas range. Got them quite black and then put in a paper bag for about 15 minutes. Scraped the blackened skins off and diced for the soup. In a previous life I might have been tempted to make this soup with raw peppers but I must point out that they have to be roasted to make this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a soup pot over medium heat, warm oil.
  2. Add onion and saute'.
  3. Add garlic and cook 30 seconds longer.
  4. Add potato, salt, thyme, red pepper flakes, and stock/broth.
  5. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer 15 minutes.
  6. Add roasted red peppers and cook 5-10 minutes until flavors are blended.
  7. Puree w/ blender stick or in batches (food processor or blender).
  8. Return to pot and add buttermilk (milk or half & half). Gently heat to serving temperature.
  9. Ladle into bowls, top with sour cream & chives.

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