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5 from 7 votes

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

A rich and intensely flavoured roasted red pepper soup made with juicy and charred red peppers, garlic, sun dried tomatoes for an extra flavour kick and topped with homemade basil pesto and creme fraiche swirl.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 107kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 1.6 lbs/750g (around 6 peppers) red bell or pointed peppers around 6 peppers
  • 1 white (yellow onion)
  • 5 sun dried tomatoes jarred
  • 4 garlic cloves peeled and whole
  • 1 squeeze lemon juice (around 1/2 tbsp)
  • 2.5 cups (600ml) vegetable stock
  • salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tbsp homemade pesto
  • creme fraiche for topping


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°C (400°F).
  • Roughly chop the red peppers and place in a large baking tray with peeled whole garlic cloves. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper then roast in the oven until slightly charred (around 40 minutes).
  • Finely chop a white (yellow) onion and saute in a large pot with a little olive oil until translucent and soft. Once soft, add the roasted peppers and garlic, sun dried tomatoes and vegetable stock.
  • Simmer for 10 minutes then turn off the heat and blend until completely smooth using an immersion blender. Taste for seasoning, I only add pepper because there's enough saltiness from the stock and sun dried tomatoes and pre seasoned peppers.
  • Add a small splash of freshly squeezed lemon juice, stir and serve with a drizzle of creme fraiche and homemade pesto. Grab a hunk of crusty bread and dive in.


Tips For Making This Roasted Red Pepper Soup

  • Make sure you have a large enough baking tray so the peppers aren't too crowded. They tend to stew instead of roasting and charring if they aren't spread out evenly.
  • If you don't have an immersion blender you can use a normal stand blender, just pour or ladle it in from the pot.
  • You could add red pepper flakes to add a kick of spice
  • Once cooled you can store this soup in the fridge (minus the pesto and creme fraiche) for 1-2 days or freeze in suitable containers for 3-6 weeks.
  • Like most soups and stews this soup is even more delicious the next day
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Red Pepper Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 614mg 26%
Potassium 493mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 10g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 124.2%
Vitamin C 292.6%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 124.2% | Vitamin C: 292.6% | Calcium: 2.1% | Iron: 6%