Chipotle Red Pepper Soup

Enjoy this spicy soup with a piece of crusty bread or some baked tortilla chips.


5 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 45 Minutes
Stand: 20 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 124
Fat 5.6 g
Satfat 3.4 g
Protein 4.4 g
Carbohydrate 14.4 g
Cholesterol 24 mg
Iron 0.7 mg
Sodium 660 mg
Caloriesfromfat 40 %
Fiber 3.2 g
Calcium 99 mg


2 pounds red bell peppers (about 4 large or 6 small)
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
2 garlic cloves
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 drained canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
3/4 cup half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup reduced-fat sour cream
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Lime wedges


Cut bell peppers in half lengthwise; discard seeds and membranes. Place pepper halves, skin sides up, on a foil-lined baking sheet; flatten with hand. Broil 18 minutes or until bell peppers are blackened. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 20 minutes. Peel.

Place bell peppers, broth, and next 4 ingredients in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 13 minutes or until carrot is tender.

Place 1 chipotle chile and half of pepper mixture in a blender; process until smooth. Repeat procedure with remaining chile and pepper mixture. Return pureed mixture to pan; stir in half-and-half and salt. Cook soup over medium heat 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Ladle soup into 4 bowls. Top each serving evenly with sour cream and cilantro.


Oxmoor House Healthy Eating Collection,

Oxmoor House

January 2004
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