Friday, September 9

Roasted Tomato Red Pepper Soup

Great way to start out our fall season is with a hearty soup and use up the end of the growing seasons veggies.

For my birthday a few weeks ago my mom bought me one of those Cuisinart hand blenders.  So I've been dreaming up recipes just so I can use it.

This is one of them!

Roasted Tomato and Red Pepper Soup


2 large red bell peppers cored and seeded
1lb tomatoes cored ( I had a mix of cherry, big boys, and sonny boys)
1 large red onion (or any other color... I just had red)
1 bulb of roasted garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
2 bay leaves
6 cups chicken stock (can use veggie if you want it to be vegan/vegetarian)
1/2 cup of fresh basil
2/3 a cup of half and half (optional)
Cherry tomatoes, basil leaves, evoo drizzle, fresh grated parm all good to garnish with (optional)
Salt n' pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 450.

Place cut veggies on a baking sheet drizzle with your olive oil salt lightly and roast for 20-30 minutes until nice and carmalized.

In a large pot add in stock, roasted veggies, garlic, and bay leaves. Simmer over medium heat for about 20-30 minutes.

Remove bay leaves.

Add in basil.

With a hand blender puree until its smooth.

Stir in half and half.

And enjoy!


  1. This looks wonderful. I love the method here because I love to roast, but I hate parboiling and peeling tomatoes for soup like this. I bet this has a great flavor - yum! I need to get an immersion blender.

  2. What great pictures!! Looks yummy too!

  3. Thanks guys! It's such an easy way to make tomato soup... Becki I hate peeling peppers and tomatoes so the immersion blender works great!! It comes out nice and smooth with the skins left on!

  4. This sounds sounds delicious! I am so happy that cooler weather is near. I am beyond ready for lots of new soups to try.

  5. Love the roasted peppers; have you ever tried it with grilled peppers?

  6. I haven't made this soup with grilled peppers before. But I grill peppers all the time. I'm sure it would give it a great smokey flavor! I will have to do that next time!

  7. Looks excellent, I'll have to try it! (saw you on This Chick Cooks :)