Spicy Roasted Red Pepper Soup

2
Total Time
1 hr 2 min
Prep
9 min
Cook
53 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
This soup will be a favorite.

Ingredients

sweet red pepper(s)

4 medium

olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, chopped

garlic clove(s)

2 medium clove(s), minced

reduced-sodium chicken broth

5 cup(s), or vegetable broth

sriracha chili sauce

1 tsp

table salt

½ tsp

fat-free half-and-half

¼ cup(s)

basil

3 Tbsp, fresh, chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the broiler. Line the broiler pan with foil; place the peppers on the pan. Broil 5 inches from the heat, turning frequently with tongs, until the skins are lightly charred, 10–20 minutes. Place the peppers in a large bowl; cover with plastic wrap and let steam 10 minutes. When cool enough to handle, peel. Then cut each pepper in half and discard seeds. Coarsely chop the peppers; set aside.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Stir in the roasted peppers, the broth, garlic sauce, and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, until the peppers are very soft and the flavors are blended, about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat; let the mixture cool for a few minutes. Transfer the mixture in batches to a food processor or blender and puree. Return the soup to the pan. Stir in the half-and-half and return to a simmer. Remove from the heat and stir in the basil. Yields 1 3⁄4 cups per serving.

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