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Creamy Red Pepper Soup Recipe

Creamy Red Pepper Soup Recipe

"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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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).

Nutritional Facts

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