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Overhead View of a Bowl of Overhead View of a Bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Garlic Bread Croutons with Spoon on the Side with Napkin and Parsley
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

This silky and flavor-packed roasted red pepper soup is made with juicy roasted bell peppers and smoky fire roasted tomatoes. Absolutely scrumptious when topped with a dollop of tahini sauce and homemade garlic bread croutons!

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: croutons, red peppers, roasted garlic
Servings: 4
Calories: 245 kcal
Author: Alissa
For the Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  • 3 pounds fresh red bell peppers (about 8 medium peppers) stemmed, seeded and quartered
  • 1 medium onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic bulb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (14 ounce) can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth, plus more, as needed
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, or 1/2 teaspoon dried
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For the Garlic Bread Croutons
  • 2 cups bread cubes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
For Serving
  • Tahini, thinned with water as needed
  • Fresh parsley or basil
Make the Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  1. Preheat the oven to 400ยบ. 

  2. Place the peppers and onion into a roasting pan or oven safe skillet and drizzle them with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss to coat.

  3. Cut the top off of garlic bulb, exposing the tops of the cloves. Remove one clove, mince it, and reserve it for later. 

  4. Set the garlic bulb on a sheet of foil and drizzle it with 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Loosely wrap it in foil.

  5. Place the onions, peppers and garlic into the oven. 

  6. Bake the onions and peppers until browned in spots and some blisters appear on the peppers, 30-35 minutes, flipping once or twice during baking. 

  7. Bake the garlic until cloves are light golden brown, about 35-40 minutes. Remove it from oven, open up the foil and allow it to cool. 

  8. When the garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze the bulb to extract the roasted cloves from their skins.

  9. Blend the veggies. Transfer the peppers, onions, tomatoes, roasted garlic and raw garlic to a food processor or blender, or place them in a large pot and blend with an immersion blender. You can add some broth to help this along if needed. 

  10. If you used a food processor or blender, transfer the mixture to a large pot now. Stir in the broth, vinegar, paprika and thyme, and place the pot over medium heat.

  11. Bring the mixture to a simmer, lower heat and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes, until it thickens up a bit.

  12. Remove the pot from heat and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Make the Garlic Bread Croutons
  1. While the soup simmers, stir the olive oil and garlic together in a medium bowl. 

  2. Add the bread cubes and toss to coat. 

  3. Arrange the bread cubes in an even layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle them with salt and pepper. 

  4. Place the baking sheet under a broiler and broil just until browned, about 5 minutes, watching carefully to avoid burning.

  1. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with tahini, croutons, basil and/or parsley.

  2. Serve.

Recipe Notes

You can also stick your croutons into the oven with your veggies and allow them to cook for fifteen minutes or so, flipping at least once. You'll end up with something a bit more croutony and less garlic bready.

Nutrition information does not include tahini.

Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.4g21%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 697mg29%
Potassium 356mg10%
Carbohydrates 26.7g9%
Fiber 4.2g17%
Sugar 9.6g11%
Protein 4.8g10%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 2.3mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.