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Superb Yellow Pepper Soup

I first tasted this sunny-looking soup with yellow peppers at a luncheon hosted by a good friend. It's simple and superb when served warm with a dollop of sour cream...or you can chill it for a refreshing change of pace in summer. —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 6 medium sweet yellow peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and quartered
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter, optional
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Sour cream and minced chives, optional


  • In a Dutch oven, saute the peppers, onion and potato in oil and butter if desired for about 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute or until garlic is tender.
  • Stir in the broth, bay leaf, salt if desired and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Discard bay leaf. Cool slightly; puree in batches in a blender. Return to pan. Stir in buttermilk; heat through. Serve hot or cold; garnish with sour cream and chives if desired.

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  • sgronholz
    Oct 15, 2019

    What a great way to use a bumper crop of yellow peppers! We enjoyed some of the soup right away and put the rest in the freezer to enjoy later. I will definitely be making this again!

  • Carianne
    Jun 15, 2018

    Great soup! Tasty way to use up a bumper crop of yellow bells. The whole family liked it. I did add a can of Rotel tomoates and chilies. I will put this one in the keeper file!

  • Ashaline
    Jun 13, 2011

    My husband doesn't like peppers, but this sounded so good I thought I would make it. It was so good, and even he liked it! Very pretty too.