Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

This cold-weather meal is easy on the love handles! Roasted Red Pepper Soup offers big flavor without busting your newly-made resolution.

Let me guess… You are going to be nicer to your neighbor, spend more time with your kids, take a class at your local community college, and lose 10 pounds this year. Did I get it right???  I bet I’m close.

We all tend to add a healthy objective to our list of new year’s resolutions. After two months of gorging ourselves on oven-baked dishes smothered in gravy, boxes of Christmas cookies, and hefty cheese platters, it’s time for a clean sweep.

Red Pepper Soup

A good veggie soup is a great thing to add to your new healthy routine. Soup can fill you up, while making your meals substantially lighter in calories, fat and carbohydrates.

Roasted red Peppers

This roasted red pepper soup is gluten free, dairy free, low carb, low calorie and oh so delightful. The vibrant sweet and tangy flavor of freshly roasted red peppers, combined with roasted garlic, herbs and a kick of spice make it extremely satisfying. Plus, it’s a great leftover to take to work for lunch. You’ll have jealous co-workers eagerly peeping over your cubical when they smell your creamy roasted red pepper soup. You may need to make a double batch!

Red Peppers Roasted

This particular Red Pepper Soup is one of my hubby’s favorite dishes. He has asked me to make it time and time again. It always amazes me that a steak-sandwich-kind-of-guy could crave gluten free, meat free soup the way he does!

Red Pepper Soup Recipe

I’ll be sharing my red pepper soup on the Udi’s Gluten Free Community Page. If you made a gluten free resolution this year, make sure to check out the Udi’s Community for great recipes and help along the way. I’m learning about the gluten free lifestyle, and the people involved in the community are an amazing wealth of knowledge. Be sure to check it out.

Roasted red Pepper Soup RecipeHome Elements serving pieces from Villeroy & Boch.

Print
Print
Save
Save

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Ingredients:

3 lbs. red bell peppers, halved and cleaned (8-10)
5 cloves garlic, in peel
2 cups chopped onion
2 Tb. olive oil
2 large sprigs fresh thyme (1 Tb. leaves)
2 bay leaves
4 cups chicken stock (or vegetable broth)
1 tsp. hot sauce
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground pepper
1-2 Tb. rice vinegar

Directions:

Half the peppers and remove all seeds and membranes. Press them flat with your hand and lay them on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet. Place the garlic cloves on the baking sheet.

Set the oven on broil and raise the rack to the upper position. Broil the red peppers and garlic for 15 minutes.

Once the skin has blackened, remove from the oven and place in a large zip bag to steam. (10 minutes)

Preheat a large pot to medium heat. Add the oil, thyme, bay leaves, and onions. Cook for 10 minutes, until onions are soft.

Add the broth, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Squeeze the garlic cloves out of the peels into the pot.

Then peel the charred skin off each pepper half and place it in the pot.

Reduce the heat, cover and cook another 20 minutes. Remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Then, using a hand-held immersion blender or standard blender, blend until smooth. *If using a blender, BE SURE TO remove the plug on the lid and cover with a kitchen towel—this with allow the heat to vent without a big mess!

Add the vinegar and salt again if needed.

Serve with extra thyme leaves. (In the photos I thinned out a little plain Greek yogurt with milk to make a fancy swirl on top. Pretty, but not necessary.)

More Healthy Gluten Free Recipes:

Light and Creamy Asparagus Soup

Grapefruit Basil Sorbet

Chinese Hot Pots

Acorn Squash Stuffed with Quinoa Mushroom Pilaf ~ Jeanette’s Healthy Living

Polynesian Kebabs ~ Simply Gluten Free

Linguine with Shrimp and Slow Roasted Tomatoes ~ Gluten Free Girl

Related Posts

83 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Soup”

  1. #
    1
    Belinda @zomppa — January 5, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Love handles are loving me! Too much…this soup is on my list.

    Reply

  2. #
    2
    My German Kitchen...in the Rockies — January 5, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    I also need to loose some pounds and still have some of my roasted pepper soup in the freezer. Thanks for the reminder!
    Happy New Year.
    Kirsten

    Reply

  3. #
    3
    Katarina — January 5, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    Looks delicious!

    Reply

  4. #
    4
    Paula- bell'alimento — January 5, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    I’m a big an of anything with roasted red peppers ; )

    Reply

  5. #
    5
    Kristi Rimkus — January 5, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    I love making my own roasted peppers. It’s so easy and the flavor is much better than the jarred versions. Fantastic pictures!

    Reply

  6. #
    6
    Kiri W. — January 5, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    Looks amazingly delicious and wholesome :) Perfect for this time of year! I have to say, love the hot sauce and rice vinegar in this!

    Reply

  7. #
    7
    Bev Weidner — January 5, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Um, I just died. SLURP!

    Reply

  8. #
    8
    Emily @ Life on Food — January 5, 2012 @ 9:09 am

    Beautiful photos! I always go for tomato soup and never red pepper. I have no idea why. This looks fantastic.

    Reply

  9. #
    9
    Apron Appeal — January 5, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    You forgot, “get some bills paid” Other than that…I think you got the resolution bases covered.

    Reply

  10. #
    10

    I’ve never had a red pepper soup before, but it looks delicious. Heck, if your meat-and-potatoes guy goes for it, it must be something. You need to add ‘bake more bread’ to my resolution list. :)

    Reply

  11. #
    11
    the wicked noodle — January 5, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    I love red bell pepper soup! I like to make mine extra spicy, too. LOVE making soups this time of the year!

    Reply

  12. #
    12
    Kelly — January 5, 2012 @ 9:36 am

    Wow your soup looks amazing! Love this recipe! :)

    Reply

  13. #
    13
    Krista {Budget Gourmet Mom} — January 5, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    Oh Sommer! Yum!!! It wasn’t until I got older that I started to like bell peppers. Reds are my absolute favorite but I’ve never tried the soup. On my to do list!

    Reply

  14. #
    14
    Liz — January 5, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    I love roasted red bell pepper soup…except mine is loaded with cream! I’m loving your healthy version…it looks amazing!

    Reply

  15. #
    15
    Curt — January 5, 2012 @ 9:52 am

    Awesome recipe. I love the idea of broiling the peppers and garlic.

    Reply

  16. #
    16
    leslie — January 5, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Yep..totally pinned this. Looks wonderful!

    Reply

  17. #
    17
    Pachecopatty — January 5, 2012 @ 10:04 am

    I enjoy roasting peppers and make a soup similar to this one but serve it chilled in the Summer.
    I’m going to try your version, love the way you show it served with a spinach salad;-)

    Reply

  18. #
    18
    MaryK — January 5, 2012 @ 10:31 am

    Just wish red peppers weren’t so expensive now!! Will have to wait for summer . . .

    Reply

    • Sommer — January 5th, 2012 @ 11:22 am

      They are pricey in the winter, but I caught a sale, 2 for $1. You just have to have a keen eye in the produce department. ;)

      Reply

  19. #
    19
    Delishhh — January 5, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Awesome soup – craving it right now. I am a huge soup lover and never really make roasted vegetable soup. Going to try this one. Too funny about the resolutions – i don’t make any :)

    Reply

  20. #
    20
    Cookin' Canuck — January 5, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    This is gorgeous, Sommer. I can see why your husband begs you to make it. The color is so pretty and I’m sure it has a light, fresh taste.

    Reply

  21. #
    21
    Heather | Farmgirl Gourmet — January 5, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Mmmm….I think I can taste this soup! Looks deeeeelish Sommer! Gorgeous pics and I love the Soup Plates..those rock!

    Reply

  22. #
    22
    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert — January 5, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    I need to wear my glasses when trying to read online. I thought at first you wrote that this was easy on the hands. Love handles make a lot of sense! I am in total soup mode! This looks terrific. What a fantastic color. Happy New Year!

    Reply

  23. #
    23
    marla — January 5, 2012 @ 12:04 pm

    It is amazing how much more flavor roasting adds to recipes like this! Great soup :)
    Pinned!

    Reply

  24. #
    24
    Maria — January 5, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Love this soup! Gorgeous photos too!

    Reply

  25. #
    25
    Britney — January 5, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Can’t go wrong with such a great recipe!

    Reply

  26. #
    26
    Susie — January 5, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Roasted peppers sound wonderful and the soup looks amazing.

    Reply

  27. #
    27
    jennifurla — January 5, 2012 @ 3:07 pm

    holy vibrant color goodness, wow – seriously looks so delish.

    Reply

  28. #
    28
    Bree — January 5, 2012 @ 4:01 pm

    This looks great and what fabulous pictures!

    Reply

  29. #
    29
    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — January 5, 2012 @ 4:05 pm

    Gorgeous color and a nice way to eat light but enjoy the warming comfort of soup during the cold months.

    Reply

  30. #
    30
    A Canadian Foodie — January 5, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

    I make roasted red pepper soup often. Love the depth of flavour – similar to yours, but not exactly the same. I like adding roasted peppers to a variety of soups for the smokey deep pepper flavour they add to the soup.
    Pretty pics!
    :)
    V

    Reply

  31. #
    31
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — January 5, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

    Gorgeous soup and I’m sure the flavors are amazing!

    Reply

  32. #
    32
    Jeanette — January 5, 2012 @ 4:43 pm

    Love how gorgeous this healthy soup is! The roasted garlic, hot sauce and vinegar make this extra special.

    Reply

  33. #
    33
    Cassie — January 5, 2012 @ 5:48 pm

    This looks amazing, beautiful photos! I just got a new immersion blender too, I’ll be trying this soon!

    Reply

  34. #
    34
    Dmarie — January 5, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    oh, how did you know I just love roasted red peppers, Spicy? thanks for this!

    Reply

  35. #
    35
    Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — January 5, 2012 @ 8:43 pm

    Bookmarked done and done

    Reply

  36. #
    36
    Hyosun Ro — January 5, 2012 @ 9:43 pm

    What a healthy yet delicious bowl of soup! I will definitely make this one. Thanks!

    Reply

  37. #
    37
    Tiffany — January 5, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    I LOVE your photographs – and that recipe is going on my new To Do List!

    Reply

  38. #
    38
    Jessica | Oh Cake — January 5, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    I love a good roasted red pepper soup. I will definitely add this to my “to-make” list.

    Reply

  39. #
    39
    Katie @Epicurean Mom — January 6, 2012 @ 12:15 am

    Oh wow! Can I swim in this ;-)

    Looks so divine! Roasted pepper is my fave!

    xx
    Katie {Epicurean Mom}

    Reply

  40. #
    40
    chinmayie @ love food eat — January 6, 2012 @ 5:48 am

    Love the colour of this soup! Sounds so delish :)

    Reply

  41. #
    41
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — January 6, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    What a perfectly lovely soup! I just might have to make this for today’s lunch.

    Reply

  42. #
    42
    Carolyn — January 6, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    Looks absolutely gorgeous, Sommer!

    Reply

  43. #
    43
    Bonnie Banters — January 6, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

    I’ve bookmarked this for sure…it sounds and looks fantastic! Also, the photography is amazing…thanks for sharing!

    Reply

  44. #
    44
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — January 6, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Beautious. I think I just made up a word ;)

    Reply

  45. #
    45
    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — January 6, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

    The smell of roasted red peppers is one of my favorites! Just delicious!

    Reply

  46. #
    46
    Maris (In Good Taste) — January 7, 2012 @ 8:03 am

    Love the photos

    Reply

  47. #
    47
    Dr Lisa @ Naked Moxie — January 7, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    Love this recipe! I make all my roasted peppers just like you show and have to make a soup with them! Thank your. I am sharing this on my Naked Moxie fb wall… great share! :)

    Reply

  48. #
    48
    Tickled Red — January 7, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Oh my goodness it’s roasted pepper love this morning! I’ll skip breakfast and have a bowl of this please :D

    Reply

  49. #
    49
    Magic of Spice — January 7, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    What a stunning soup…the color is fantastic, and no doubt just as delicious as it is beautiful!

    Reply

  50. #
    50
    Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} — January 7, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    i love roasting bell peppers, most of the time during summer since they are not so pricy.
    Lovely soup Sommer!

    Reply

  51. #
    51
    Lauren — January 7, 2012 @ 9:01 pm

    Red peppers must not be $3 a piece in your neck of the woods…

    Reply

    • celina — November 13th, 2013 @ 3:06 pm

      pro tip: if you go to any indian grocery store, such as Patel Brothers, red bell peppers (along with lots of other produce!) are MUCH cheaper. :)

      Reply

  52. #
    52
    Ilke — January 8, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    Love the color! I love roasted pepper soup, I have not tried myself yet but I order it if it is on the menu. Will definitely put in the recipe list for 2012 :)
    Hope you are doing well.

    Reply

  53. #
    53
    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — January 8, 2012 @ 4:48 pm

    Great color on that soup. I’m a big fan of roasted peppers in general, so this is looking super tasty to me. I think I would add some golden croutons on top, but that would certainly take it out of the gluten free genre!

    Reply

  54. #
    54
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 8, 2012 @ 7:10 pm

    This soup looks amazing! Definitely on my must-make list!

    Reply

  55. #
    55
    beti — January 8, 2012 @ 9:02 pm

    I can imagine how good it tastes, the roasted peppers sound great!

    Reply

  56. #
    56
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — January 10, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Oh I love this! The color is insane!

    Reply

  57. #
    57
    Joyce Pinson — January 11, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    Wow! I’ve been thinking about doing a similiar recipe….looks amazing and I bet the rice vinegar gives it a nice finish. Good idea!

    Reply

  58. #
    58
    Feast on the Cheap — January 16, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    Looks glorious! Just getting caught up on all my stumbles. Can’t wait to make this – I’ve definitely been a soup state of mind

    Reply

  59. #
    59
    Marie — January 17, 2012 @ 1:32 pm

    Very appetizing soup! Wish I had seen it two weeks ago when I had an abundance of baked peppers.

    Reply

  60. #
    60
    Aggie — January 18, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    I love that your hubby lives this soup! I’ve never made roasted red pepper soup, this looks delish!

    Reply

  61. #
    61
    RisaG — February 18, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    The color of the soup just pops off the screen! That looks amazing. making me hungry and I ate a huge meal today and am not hungry! Good job.

    Reply

  62. #
    62
    Julia — October 11, 2012 @ 2:29 pm

    I was looking for a recipe for roasted red pepper soup today and found this one. It looks so yummy.and the color is just beautiful. I can’t wait to try it out!

    Reply

  63. #
    63
    Helen — April 25, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    I’m making it right now !!!! Will let you know how it tastes !!!!! Wish me luck lol

    Reply

  64. #
    64
    Jolie — September 5, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

    Until now – now there are Weber Performance Grills that offer the best of both grilling worlds.

    Broilmasters is one the highest quality and most efficient natural gas grills available today.
    Infrared grills are used mostly in restaurants because
    the high temperature allows chefs to grill meats to perfection within minutes.

    Reply

  65. #
    65
    YuBalance — November 6, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    The combination of vegetables and herbs sounds perfect! I’m definitely pinning this!

    Reply

  66. #
    66
    Mimi — January 29, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    I’m making this now. I have to say I do not love the smell of the thyme. Hoping it will still taste okay. I may have to try it again with different seasonings.

    Reply

  67. #
    67
    Amy — August 8, 2014 @ 7:25 pm

    Yum! We loved it. Thanks for the great recipe.

    Reply

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Villeroy & Boch Roasted Red Pepper Soup — Villeroy & Boch Blog

  2. Pingback: Tasty Tuesday – Soups & Stews for Winter Days | Welcome to the 4virtu Blog

  3. Pingback: Healthy Soup Recipes & 6th Annual Acoustic Soup Event | Ingredients, Inc.

  4. Pingback: 20 Fantastic Happy and Healthy Living Posts to Link Up

  5. Pingback: A Collection of Healthy Soup Recipes - Vegetarian Friendly Soups - Jeanette's Healthy Living

  6. Pingback: Tasty Tuesday – Soups & Stews for Winter Days | 4virtu - Free Online Family Calendar & Organization Platform

  7. Pingback: Roasted Red Pepper Soup « umamicity

  8. Pingback: Case of the Mondays? | A Cedar Spoon

  9. Pingback: Meatless Movember: Day 12 | The Food Gays

  10. Pingback: Roasted Red Pepper Soup | teawithtwiz

  11. Pingback: Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Spread & Link Party | A Spicy Perspective

  12. Pingback: How to Roast Red Peppers ~ Roasted Red Peppers | A Spicy Perspective

  13. Pingback: The Perfect Valentine’s Day Meal |

  14. Pingback: Healthy Recipes Monday to Friday: Red Peppers | Green Vision

Leave a Comment