Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon Photo by: Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Time: 30 minutes. Roasting the peppers makes this soup sweet, smoky, and irresistible.

Sunset OCTOBER 2009

  • Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)
  • Total: 30 Minutes


  • 3 large (1 1/2 lbs.) red bell peppers
  • 3 medium thin-skinned potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • About 3 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Put peppers on a baking pan and broil 3 in. from heat, turning as needed until all sides are charred, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool; remove stems, seeds, and skin. Coarsely chop peppers.

2. In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, cook onion in 2 tbsp. oil, stirring, until lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add potatoes, peppers, broth, and salt. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced, 10 to 15 minutes.

3. In a blender, purée soup in batches, holding lid down with a towel. Pour back into saucepan and thin to desired consistency with more broth if you like; reheat until hot. Drizzle each serving with a scant 1 tsp. oil.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 259
  • Calories from fat: 38%
  • Protein: 4.3g
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated fat: 1.6g
  • Carbohydrate: 38g
  • Fiber: 4.5g
  • Sodium: 1243mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe