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Red Pepper Soup

"This is a light and creamy pureed soup which will surprise those who didn't realize they were pepper lovers at heart. It's a simple soup consisting of ripe red peppers in a creamy base. Serve with a dollop of sour cream, if desired."
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Ingredients

55 m servings 188 cals
Original recipe yields 5 servings (4 to 6 servings)

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  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Place the red bell pepper, onion and garlic in the saucepan and saute for 5 to 10 minutes, or until tender.
  2. Pour in the chicken broth, stirring well, reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth.
  3. Run the soup through a strainer and return the liquid to the saucepan over medium low heat. Stir in the heavy cream and the ground black pepper and allow to heat through, about 5 to 10 minutes.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 188 calories; 14.6 g fat; 9.8 g carbohydrates; 4.8 g protein; 45 mg cholesterol; 505 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I liked the simplicity of this recipe, but after reading the reviews I decided to make a few changes. I changed the butter to a pat of butter, the rest olive oil, I used nine very large, ripe, m...

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I am not sure about the flavor which surprises me because I love peppers. I did the recipe as follows. Won't use again

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I liked the simplicity of this recipe, but after reading the reviews I decided to make a few changes. I changed the butter to a pat of butter, the rest olive oil, I used nine very large, ripe, m...

This recipe is much easier if you puree the soup using an immersion blender right in the soup pot, before adding the cream. Also, you can use chopped, frozen onions to save time. Lastly, for ...

Just when I think that I can master easy recipes such as this, something happens that reminds me that I can be such a klutz in the kitchen! When it came time to "puree" the broth/peppers, I pour...

This is the best Red Pepper Soup recipe I have ever made and my family loves it. I roasted the peppers first, and then removed the skin. I also added some seasoning salt and because I live with ...

Great soup! My husband and I loved it! Some of the things I did differently from the original recipe were: 1. Broiled the red peppers 2. Added Thyme 3. Used chicken bullion cubes instead of can...

Excellent soup! Note - don't put boiling hot soup in a blender with a plastic lid. It will explode. Ouch. Regardless, the soup was phenomenal and we added a dollop of sour cream and some cil...

This was so perfect for stormy fall nights that I made it two days in a row. The second time I roasted the peppers on the grill and removed the skins to improve the soup's texture. The flavors w...

Mine turned out a little thin, so I cooked and added a butternut squash. It was so good, I didn't even need to add the cream. An excellent simple recipe perfect for bread dunking!

Excellent, superb, fantastic, wonderful. And I don't even LIKE bell peppers! I had a bunch to use up from a friend, and went looking for a soup recipe. This one looked easy and the reviews we...