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One-Pot Wonder: Rich and creamy red pepper-tomato bisque

Brandi is natural born food lover of anything from gourmet cheeses and wine down to plain baked breads. When not in the kitchen cooking, she loves to be outdoors, especially near the ocean. She puts her focus mainly on healthy organic ea...

Bisque doesn't have to be complicated, and this easy red pepper-tomato soup proves it

This hearty rustic soup is created by blending red peppers and tomatoes into a creamy soup. And it's all made in just one pot.

Bisque doesn't have to be complicated, and this easy red pepper-tomato soup proves it
Image: Brandi Bidot/SheKnows

Sweet red bell peppers are diced and simmered in a vegetable broth with garlicky fire roasted tomatoes in Italian herbs. The addition of heavy cream cuts the acidity of the tomatoes and makes the soup a rich, velvety meal perfect for a warming lunch or dinner.

Bisque doesn't have to be complicated, and this easy red pepper-tomato soup proves it
Image: Brandi Bidot/SheKnows

One-pot creamy red pepper-tomato bisque recipe

This soup can be made ahead of time and warmed when ready to serve. Or freeze it, and enjoy for a future meal.

Serves 4 – 6

Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 35 minutes | Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large sweet onion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 5 large red bell peppers, diced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2-1/2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasonings
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Toppings

  • Croutons
  • Crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh chopped parsley

Directions:

  1. Heat a saucepot over medium-high heat, and add the butter, onion and garlic. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes or until the onions and garlic are translucent and soft.
  2. Add in the remaining soup ingredients, and reduce the heat to medium. Cover the pot with a lid, and simmer the soup for 30 minutes.
  3. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup in the pot for 1 – 2 minutes or until the mixture is very smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the soup into bowls, and garnish with croutons, crumbled feta and fresh parsley.
  5. Best served warm.
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