A super easy bell pepper soup made with only 3 ingredients: red bell peppers, roasted in the oven until they are sweet and tender, crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock. That's it!
This soup looks and tastes fancy but frankly, it's ridiculously easy to make and you only need very basic ingredients. You'll be surprised how delicious this soup is when you learn how it's made!
Why do I need to roast the bell peppers?
The focus is really on the bell peppers here. After being roasted for 45 minutes in the oven, the flesh of the bell pepper becomes super sweet and tender. It literally melts in your mouth.
Boiling or cooking the bell peppers like you would with a classic soup would lead to a completely different and underwhelming results. Trust me on this one, roasting is the way to go!
How to make roasted bell pepper soup – step by step
Place the bell pepper on a baking sheet lined with foil and roast at 400F/200C for 45 minutes, turning them regularly so the bell peppers roast evenly.
They will shrink a lot and some of the skin will burn – don't worry, it's normal. That's how you get super tender and flavorful peppers.
Once they're completely cooled, remove the skin. It should come off very easily.
Cut them in half and remove the stems and the seeds. You can run them under water to remove the seeds more easily.
Chop them roughly and then add them to a blender with some crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock. Season with salt and pepper. You can also add some extra virgin olive oil for even more flavors.
Blend until super smooth. You can either reheat the soup and serve it warm, or serve it cold.
Can I use store-bought roasted peppers to make this bell pepper soup?
Technically you can, yes. But I wouldn't recommend it.
First, because using fresh vegetables always tastes better! And also because a lot of store-bought roasted pepper have added sugar, which really isn't necessary and would probably be too sweet for this soup.
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Roasted Bell Pepper Soup
A super easy bell pepper soup made with only 3 ingredients: red bell peppers, roasted in the oven until they are tender, crushed tomatoes and vegetable stock. That's it!
- 5 red bell peppers
- 1 ½ cups crushed tomatoes
- 1 cup vegetable stock or more to taste
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ½ tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil optional
Preheat oven to 400F / 200C
Line a baking sheet with foil, arrange bell peppers and roast them for about 45 minutes or until very tender, turning them regularly so they roast evenly. The skin will look burnt – don't worry, it's normal.
Remove from oven and let cool completely.
Remove the skin (it should come off very easily) and cut in half and remove the seeds (you can run them quickly under water to remove the remaining seeds easily)
Cut the bell pepper roughly.
In a blender, add bell peppers, crushed tomatoes, stock, olive oil (optional) and salt to taste. Blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed. Add more stock or water if you want your soup to be thiner thick.
Reheat soup in a saucepan over low heat or in the microwave and enjoy! It's also delicious cold with extra olive oil drizzled on top.
- This soup can be served hot or cold
- Try sprinkling crumbled goat cheese or feta on top and drizzling with additional olive oil. It's delicious!
UPDATE NOTE: This post was originally published on November 22, 2012 and republished in September 2018 with an updated recipe, new photos and more tips.
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