Basic and Easy Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 6-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Add butter to large saucepan and melt over medium heat.
  • Add onion and garlic and saute for about 4 minutes, just to get the aromas flowing.
  • Sprinkle mixture with black pepper.
  • Add roasted red pepper and cook for another couple of minutes.
  • Pour in the can of diced tomatoes with juice and raise heat.
  • Pour in cup of water and add bouillon cube.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Once bouillon cube has dissolved add cream and stir, removing from heat.
  • *Give the soup a quick taste to see if salt is needed. Generally the bouillon cube is salty enough so you will probably not need it.
  • Transfer small amounts of the soup into a blender, trying to keep an even liquid to vegetable ratio.
  • Puree until there are little to no chunks left and pour into another saucepan.
  • Continue this until all the mixture is pureed, leaving you with a hearty, thick soup.
  • **If you want to freeze batches, do not add the cream. Puree the soup as normal, omitting the cream and add cream at a later time when the soup is defrosted.
  • ***I use heavy whipping cream because I love the rich taste. If you want to cut back perhaps use only 3/4 cup or use a lower cream altogether. I find the heavy cream gives the soup a nice texture.
  • ****Instead of using water and a bouillon cube you could always use store bought broth.
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