Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup

These cold fall days seem darker, windier, and overall just more like winter than fall. A good soup always makes me feel warm inside and warms up the kitchen while it’s cooking.

Try this simple soup which blends leftover summer produce into a fall soup, as many of us still have the just-ripened tomatoes to prove it and possibly some jars of roasted peppers. This recipe serves 2 but can easily be doubled, tripled & quadrupled. Add heavy cream, or crème frâiche to make it a creamy tomato soup- delicious!

Orangish Autumn Tree

A beautiful Fall day in the college town of Evanston, IL  

Creamy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup


2-4 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 small yellow onion, diced

salt & pepper, to taste

1/4 cup whole milk or heavy cream (optional)

 2 cloves garlic, minced

4 roma tomatoEs, diced

3 roasted peppers, skinned and roughly chopped

1/2 cup water or vegetable broth


In a mid-size dutch oven over medium heat, sauté onions in olive oil until translucent.

Add garlic and tomato until soft, about 3-4 minutes.  Add red pepper until fully blended and cooked.

Add water or vegetable broth, salt & pepper and bring to a boil. Add milk or heavy cream and reduce heat to a simmer.

Using an immersion blender, blend ingredients right in pan until smooth. If you cannot use an immersion blender, use a regular blender 1-2 cups at a time.

Serve hot, with a pat of butter & a fresh or dried sprig of parsley or basil.

Bismillah & Bon Appetit!

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  1. I made this soup today and it was delicious! I added some crushed pepper to give it a little kick. Thanks for sharing this recipe 🙂

  2. Assalamu alaikum Yvonne,
    It has been a while and I hope all is good with you. Come visit us at MCC FTS if you have a chance. I made this soup because I had roasted red peppers from the barbecue and I let me tell you that this will not be the last time I make this soup. I had it today for lunch with a sandwich and it was amazing. I spread the word at our PSG meeting and others have tried making it as well. Thanks for sharing!

  3. @Khadija and @Melida, thank you both for sharing the fact that you made my recipe. I’m so happy that you enjoyed it and were able to share it with the people you care about. That’s what I love about sharing my recipes 🙂

    @Melida- just say when and I’ll come over for a visit, insha’allah…

  4. @Desiree- It’s supposed to read “4” tomatoes. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I’ll need to edit that.

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