I absolutely enjoyed making this roasted red pepper, tomato, carrot bisque. One of my favorite things to do is go to Crispers, order a bowl of Tomato bisque and ceasar salad, and enjoy some time to work on projects or delve into a good book.
What kept happening, though, is they either wouldn’t have my favorite soup or it just gets too busy, and I mean, it is also kind of expensive.
So, I decided to make my own bisque and knocked it up a few with the addition of red peppers and carrots, plus all the other roasted veggies.
This tomato and red pepper soup could easily be made on the stove-top without the roasting step, but I love the flavors that roasting gives. Especially with garlic and peppers.
Plus, it’s super easy and the prep is minimal.
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Prepping vegetables for Roasted Tomato, Carrot, Pepper Soup
Onions: no need to peel, just cut into quarters
Red peppers: de-stem, cut in half, and remove seeds
Tomatoes: cut in half, or leave whole
Garlic: remove cloves from bulb, but leave in skin
Carrots: no prep needed if using baby carrots, otherwise just peel
Roast vegetables and Puree
Place all the vegetables on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Roast in a preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until tender.
After they have finished roasting, remove garlic and onion from skin and place in a pot with the other roasted vegetables. Add in the broth, chili powder, italian seasoning, and canned stewed tomatoes.
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I used an immersion blender, but a food processor or blender would work as well. I also prefer a very smooth soup, so feel free to pour this through a sive to rid the larger pieces.
Once pureed and smooth, add in sugar and salt to taste. Allow to simmer for 10-20 minutes so all those flavors can meld together. Before serving, add in the cream.
Personally, I like to heat the cream on the side and add a spoonful to the bowl with a little Parmesan and croutons or toasty bread.
While this batch makes about 3 bowls, 1 1/2 cups each, you could easily double the recipe for a larger batch.
I hope you enjoy this Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato and Carrot Bisque!
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Roasted Red Pepper, Tomato, Carrot BisqueCourse: Dinner, SoupsCuisine: American, ItalianDifficulty: Easy
Enjoy this smooth and creamy roasted tomato, carrot, and red pepper vegetable soup with some crusty bread or croutons and a side salad.
1 med-lg red pepper, cut in half and seeded
4 roma tomatoes, cut in half
1/2 bag baby carrots
1 medium sweet onion, cut into quarters
4 garlic cloves, left in skin
16 oz vegetable broth
1 can stewed tomatoes
2-3 oz heavy cream
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp Italian seasoning
2 tsp granulated sugar
salt to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a large sheet pan with foil or parchment paper.
- Place carrots, onions, garlic, tomatoes, and red peppers on sheet. Drizzle olive oil and toss to coat. Roast vegetables for about 25 minutes, or until tender.
- After roasting, add vegetables to a pot and squeeze garlic from the skin. Also add in the can of stewed tomatoes. Add in veggie broth and seasonings. Use an immersion blender and blend until smooth.
- If you want a smoother soup, pour through a mesh sive to eliminate the larger pieces. Do this in batches.
- Bring soup to a simmer. Add sugar and salt.
- Serve with a spoonful of warm cream, or you can add the cream into the pot. Top with a little Parmesan, herbs, and toasty bread.
- When roasting the vegetables, little prep is needed. Keep the onions and garlic in the skin, half the peppers and tomatoes, and no need to cut the carrots.
- Salt will be needed but use at your own discretion.