Roasted Red Pepper Soup Recipe

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 red pepper soup in a blue bowl next to a range of sweet peppers and a pan for cooking

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.

homemade red pepper soup in a blue bowl

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.

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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.

home roasted red and yellow peppers with garlic gloves on a baking tray

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.

red pepper soup in a blue bowl close up

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.

blue bowl on a black mat with home cooked roasted red and orange pepper soup in the background a yellow bell pepper

When you come to use it. Remove and allow to defrost for around 3 hours and then rewarm and serve with delicious homemade bread.

collage of making the tasty roasted red pepper soup recipe

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!

Yield: 6 People

Roasted Red and Yellow Pepper Soup Recipe

easy soup recipe for home with roasted red peppers in a bowl on a black cloth

Delicious warming roasted sweet pepper soup with a touch of spice ideal for cold, wet and windy days. Served best with warm crusty bread.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Roasting Peppers 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


  • 5 sweet red peppers
  • 1 bulb of garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika or more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sumac to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 l vegetable stock


  1. Preheat oven to 220C
  2. Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper and set aside.
  3. Clean your sweet peppers and cut each in half. Remove seeds and stem, then place cut side down on your baking tray.peppers placed on a baking tray ready to cook
  4. Place the peeled garlic cloves on the tray as well.
  5. Roast the peppers for 25 minutes until browned or blackened.roasted peppers and garlic on a baking tray ready for soup
  6. Allow the peppers to cool and then you will find it easy to peel. Discard the skins and set the peppers aside.
  7. Place the olive oil in a large soup pan and heat over medium heat.
  8. Add the chopped onions and fry for 2 minutes until translucent.browning onions in a pan
  9. Add the softened garlic and spices and heat until you can smell the spices in the air.browned onions and spice mix in a pan
  10. Then add the skinned and roasted peppers and vegetable stock.stock and peeled roasted peppers and garlic added to the pan for making soup
  11. Increase heat to high until boiling, then reduce to a simmer.
  12. Continue simmering for 20 minutes.
  13. Either use a blender or a hand blender and puree the soup in batches.purred roasted red pepper soup ready for heating and serving
  14. Return the soup to the pan and taste. Add additional spices if necessary and cook another 2 minutes to rewarm.homemade red pepper soup in a blue bowl


If freezing remember to let the soup cool completely before placing in the freezer then defrost before use.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 96Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 7gProtein: 2g

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