This year our garden has been incredibly productive growing everything from Pumpkins to Peppers. This delicious Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup is one that I have made and then frozen to bring out in the winter and serve with a delicious fresh loaf of bread. So here we go our perfect Rainy Day Soup that's delicious to make and everyone enjoys a yummy Roasted Red Pepper Soup.
Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup
We've only grown red and orange/yellow peppers this year so these are the ones that we have used in the soup recipe.
I find the green sweet or bell peppers a little bit bitter so we only use them in stews and casseroles and other family meals rather than in soups or raw.
The combination of the spices we've added to the roasted peppers really bring out the flavour and although the kids like it a little less spicey the hit of cayenne really warms you up after exploring outside on an autumn or winter morning.
Roasting Bell Peppers
I've made this family soup recipe 2 ways the first is roasting them in a roasting tin with cloves or even whole garlic.
This takes around 25 minutes and produced a bit of a richer flavour.
The second way and one that saves a few minutes (20 minutes on high heat until blackened) are to grill them this produces a smokier flavour and one that as a family we prefer.
Then I add the garlic in with the onions when browning them instead of roasting them with the first method.
I suggest you try them both and see what you as a family prefer to do.
How to Freeze your Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup
With a batch of soup, I love to freeze it so that I can bring it out for lunches later in the year. It allows us to have out of season food made with fresh ingredients at the time.
Just make sure that the soup is thoroughly cooled then place in a container and freeze.
When you come to use it. Remove and allow to defrost for around 3 hours and then rewarm and serve with delicious homemade bread.
What to use if you don't have Sumac!
So Sumac is a new spice to us but after trying it a few times we have found it to be delicious. But, if you don't have any then add a teaspoon of lemon or lime zest instead and it will help with the flavour!
More Fall Recipes
Looking for other recipes ideal for fall and winter check out these simple comfort food for when the nights get colder.