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Roasted Pepper Potato Soup Recipe

Roasted Pepper Potato Soup Recipe

I really enjoy potato soup, and this rich creamy version is different than most I've tried. I like its lemon and cilantro flavors, but you can adjust the ingredients to best suit your family's taste buds. --Hollie Powell of St. Louis, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, undrained and chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3 cups diced peeled potatoes
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until tender. Stir in the roasted peppers, chilies, cumin, salt and coriander. Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Stir in potatoes and broth; bring to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in cilantro and lemon juice. Cool slightly. In a blender, process the cream cheese and half of the soup until smooth. Return all to pan and heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 204 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 1154mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 4g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Roasted Pepper Potato Soup

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mona4eyes User ID: 6130314 238002
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2015

"This was quite yummy. The lemon juice really brightened the flavor. It's a keeper!"

lvalcani User ID: 4394375 236859
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2015

"This was surprisingly very good!! Definitely will make again."

cburdette User ID: 1431683 235547
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"Will defiantly make again. I used chicken broth instead of vegetable and used fresh parsley from our garden since I had it on hand. Yum!"

Lbodrogi User ID: 6228081 235109
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2015

"Sorry but this turned out awful, too much pepper flavor. Wast of time and ingredients"

Moemoe67 User ID: 7639077 234938
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2015

"A great soup, we all loved it! Will be making it again, thank you!"

DeKay81 User ID: 7512755 64048
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2014

"I have made this recipe several times now. I double the recipe so there is left overs. My family has nick named it the Indian soup because it reminds us of the Indian food we love."

KristineChayes User ID: 1441542 87648
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2014

"Loved this soup! I halved the amount of cumin & added 1 teaspoon of Turmeric . This recipe is a definite keeper! I am making this soup again for Easter, but will leave out the cream cheese for my Vegan sister."

CMetcalf711 User ID: 7619761 143668
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

"Oh my goodness. This soup was amazing! I'll be honest, I was pretty skeptical when I made it, but the flavors blend beautifully! The soup wasn't too spicy but had a distinct taste. My husband loved it and I will definitely be making this again!"

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 144084
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2013 Edited Dec. 7, 2013

"I want to give this 4.5 stars....i liked the flavor and texture, and it was a nice meatless meal served in a sourdough breadbowl. However, the husband wasn't "wowed", hence not 5 stars. I think for him, an addition of some sort of meat would have been heartier and a keeper of a recipe. Would make again though, and try a twist next time (maybe ground sausage?)"

funfleece2 User ID: 6904169 59751
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I like the soup, easy to make. Next time I will probably add a little spice, maybe a can of rotel"

kmk22 User ID: 5577879 60664
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2013

"I made this for my film club and they loved it! I will definitely be making this again, and I won't change a thing. It was perfect the way the recipe is written."

Rellierae User ID: 1272249 150142
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2013

"Don't like cilantro so used parsley. The lemon juice gave it a sharp taste I didn't like. I was very disappointed."

sddeck User ID: 7279512 60663
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2013

"My family LOVED this soup. We like cilantro so I added a bit more. The color was so vibrant after blending!! This is a wonderful meatless soup."

savetheday User ID: 4348426 112074
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2013

"I just made this and I hate to say it but I was rather disappointed. I love all the ingredients but the soup had an overpowering cumin taste. I made it exactly as the recipe is written. I must say that after I used my immersion blender on half of it the texture was so smooth and creamy. I'm going to try it again and cut down on the cumin and add some garlic and thyme. Also, I only added a little sprinkle of salt right at the end and that was good."

robinclason1 User ID: 2060396 59750
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"This is an amazing dish! It had a "kick" to it but that is ok with our family. Can't wait to serve this to guests."

Weems Grnadma User ID: 4304001 59749
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Wonderfully adaptable recipe. Rinsed both the red peppers and green chilies to get rid of excess salt. Scrubbed but didn't peel potatoes, used one onion and a heap of minced garlic sautéed in butter gently. Didn't use cilantro and used immersion blender to smooth a portion of the soup. Friends were taste testing before I had time to get any stored in the refrigerator. This is a keeper you can adjust to your family taste. It is a winner for sure. ."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 56109
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2013

"I loved the addition of the roasted red peppers. I made my own instead of using the jarred ones."

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 150141
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2012

"Great meatless soup. The whole family enjoyed it (even the picky ones). I like the flavor that the lemon juice and cilantro give it. Will be making again!!"

MEW3 User ID: 5854008 71976
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I used leftover baked potatoes. This was quick and easy. I left out the coriander and I used chicken broth. My family enjoyed it and said it was a keeper."

Jessica2783 User ID: 5112860 137367
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"This was very salty, despite the fact I left the salt out. My husband said it tastes like pickles, which I actually have to agree with. I used fire-roasted sweet red peppers, so that may be the reason?? Smells great while cooking on the stovetop."

Lkristen User ID: 3094364 59748
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2010

"DELISH! didn't use coriander or cilantro. and used chicken broth instead of veggi.."

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