Mertzie's Roasted Red Pepper Soup

Michelle Koletar/Mertz


This is a lovely fall soup as a starter or light dinner w/ crusty rolls. The stars of this soup are roasted red peppers & the fresh grated parm. It is so versatile. I have added curry or nutmeg for some warmth; basil and tomatoes when I want more Italian flavors; etc. I would suggest making the soup, tasting, and then adding if you want. Don't overseason before you taste, because the red pepper freshness is what makes it so good.

★★★★★ 2 votes
5 Min
30 Min


sweet red peppers, roasted & chopped
stalk celery, chopped
onion, chopped
tsp minced garlic
1 1/2 c
chicken broth
cup sour cream or heavy cream
fresh grated parm
salt & pepper to taste

How to Make Mertzie's Roasted Red Pepper Soup


  • 1Cut the red peppers in half & take out seeds. Roast the red peppers. I roast them in the oven w/ some italian seasoning & olive oil until the edges are getting black, then I put them in a paper bag, seal it for 20 mins, and the peels come off so easily.
  • 2Meanwhile, in Dutch Oven, heat olive oil & saute onion & celery for 5 mins or until tender. Add a little salt, if you wish.
  • 3Add the garlic & stir. Then add the roasted red peppers, now chopped up, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  • 4Turn off heat. Gently pour the soup into a blender & puree until smooth. Add the cream & puree a few seconds to get it all blended. I transfer back to the Dutch Oven & put heat on very low. Add fresh ground black pepper. This is where I will add any additional seasoning, if in the mood.
  • 5Serve in two soup mugs and grate fresh parmesan on top of each bowl. The parm is wonderful in this! Enjoy!

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