Saturday, September 8, 2012

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Hold on to your hats people, this recipe is a soup that is approved by Tom! A SOUP, I could fall off my chair. He has always said that soup is a four letter word to him, something to be muttered under his breath in a most disapproving way. But for some reason I convinced him to take one bite and then a miracle happened, he liked it. He really liked it! So I can't say enough that you need to make this soup from the Food Network magazine.

This doesn't take many ingredients and you can bet that no cilantro was used in the making of this at my house. I cut this recipe in half, assuming I would be the only one eating it.

You will need some veggie stock, celery, roasted red peppers, potato, shallot, sun dried tomato, sour cream, and some grated cheese. I am super excited to get Delallo brand products here in AZ as they are from a small town in Western PA.

Chop up your veggies.

peppers drained and rinsed
Drain and rinse your red peppers.

cheese is grated
Grate your cheese, preferably on to a cute Corelle plate.

everything is ready to go
Get everything staged near the stove for easy cooking. A giant bottle of vodka is optional, but encouraged ;)

veggies in
Get your veggies in the pot over medium heat with some olive oil, salt and pepper. Cook these guys until they are soft, about 5-10 minutes.

everything in
Add in the broth, red peppers and sun dried tomatoes.

lid on it
Cover it up and bring it to a simmer. Take the lid off and let it cook for about 15 minutes.

getting ready to whirl
Transfer the soup in batches to the blender and add the sour cream. Here I confess that I got distracted by my husband talking on the phone and managed to shoot hot red pepper soup over a good portion of my kitchen. Steam in a blender is NOT your friend, so pay attention and puree in small batches. Once it is all pureed you are ready to serve!

Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Top the soup with the grated cheese and dig in. This is such a perfect fall meal and would be delicious with a grilled cheese sandwich. Tom tested and Tom approved :)


  1. I am making this today! Fall is officially hitting Western PA... Just in time for FOOTBALL! I'll let ya know how it turns out :)

  2. Hi! Just found your blog through "Kitchen Chat" message board. I've got it bookmarked!

  3. Vodka for the chef or for the soup? Your husband sounds pickier than my daughter who I thought was the pickiest :) Glad you found a winner for him! It looks delicious.

  4. We are very close to soup weather here in the Northwest. Warm days but the nights are really cooling off. That means soup. Love the beautiful flavors here and the fact that it isn't a full day's job making it.

  5. This is one of my favorite soups and I really like the way your version sounds. I'll have to give it a try. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  6. Love roasted pepper soup - this one looks delicious!

  7. TWICE I burned the tar out of myself putting a boiling mixture in the blender and trying to hold the top down. Both times the pressure from the steam made the top explode off, resulting in burns. I learned to take the middle of the cap out of the blender to let the steam escape-no more explosions!

    I give you a bravo for getting your hubby to try it and that he admitted it was good. Maybe this is the start of a change....

  8. YUM! nothing is better than making a meal that the family approves of. this looks awesome!

  9. It looks absolutely delicious!

  10. Holy shizz - a Tom approved soup? I would have guessed! I made a tomato roasted pepper basil soup for my lunch tomorrow - my husband hates tomato soup with a passion so its all mine - I made a spinach and grilled cheese sammie on the side and plan on dicing it up as grilled cheese croutons on top - can't wait for lunch!

  11. It's always great when the other half loves what you make, isn't it?! This sounds like a great fall soup =)

  12. Tom way! ha! That's great he liked it. It sounds awesome with a grilled cheese. Of course here, it's soup weather :)

  13. I can see why it got the approval my friend, it looks stunning :D


  14. It's very nice to see some soup recipes because I've been having that for the past few days being sick. Ugh. The roasted peppers has certain flavor that I love. Looks delicious!! :)