Red Pepper Soup


This red pepper soup is a light and creamy puréed soup that surprises 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.

overhead angle looking at a bowl of red pepper soup
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 red bell peppers, chopped

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 24 fluid ounces chicken broth

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Sauté red bell pepper, onion, and garlic in butter until tender, 5 to 10 minutes.

  2. Stir in chicken broth, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 30 minutes. Transfer to a blender and purée until smooth.

  3. Strain soup through a strainer into the saucepan. Stir in heavy cream and black pepper. Cook over medium-low heat until warmed through, 5 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

188 Calories
15g Fat
10g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 44%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 505mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 124mg 621%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 386mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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