Creamy Red Pepper Soup Recipe
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Creamy Red Pepper Soup Recipe

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"Everyone loves this soup's taste, but no one guesses that pears are the secret ingredient," says Connie Summers of Augusta, Michigan.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 large onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 jars (7 ounces each) roasted red peppers, drained, patted dry and chopped
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pears in juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 127 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 494mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. In a Dutch oven, saute onions in butter until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the potatoes, red peppers and broth. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat. Add pears; let cool.
  2. In a blender, cover and puree in batches. Return to the pan. Stir in cayenne and black pepper. Cook until heated through. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).
Originally published as Creamy Red Pepper Soup in Taste of Home February/March 2004, p17

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Reviewed Dec. 10, 2010

"This is a fabulous recipe, and has become a Christmas tradition for our family. Bursting with goo wholesome flavor. The pears balance out the onion and garlic nicely."

LaurieR 77405
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2009

"Excellent soup. Made it several times and a winner each time."

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