This is a very spicy yet comforting Roasted Pepper Soup chalked full of peppery goodness! The combination of different peppers gives this soup a unique quality not found in a plain roasted red pepper soup.
It has been dumping rain the last few days and I can’t seem to get spicy roasted pepper soups off my mind. So I made a big batch of this soup, which I’ll have no problem eating all week long.
Try this soup with a crisp dry white wine like a Spanish Verdejo, White Rioja or Cava.
4 – 6 servings
*you can use any peppers you want really! If you don’t want it hot, omit the Hungarian wax, serrano and jalapeños. Replace with 2 poblano or bell peppers.
- 1 Red Bell Pepper
- 2 Orange Bell Peppers
- 3 Poblano Peppers
- 10 Mini Bell Peppers (can sub 1 or 2 yellow bell peppers)
- 3 Padron Peppers
- 3 Hungarian Wax Peppers
- 4 Red or Green Serrano Peppers
- 2 Jalapeño Peppers
- 1/2 White Onion – diced
- 3 Cloves Garlic – minced
- 1 Tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 Container Mascarpone Cheese
- 1 Cup Half and Half
- 2 Cups Filtered Water
- 2 Teaspoons Sea Salt – or to taste
*Garnish with diced roasted poblano
Roast all the peppers on the stovetop on medium-high heat. A gas stove works the best but it will work fine on an electric stove. Char the peppers on all sides turning with a pair of tongs. When good and charred, steam them for 10 minutes in a covered dish or a paper bag rolled shut to hold in the steam.
Take a paper towel and rub off the char. It’s ok to leave a little of the char. Slice in half and remove the seeds and stems.
Add onion, garlic and olive oil to a sauté pan over medium-low heat and cook until onions are soft and garlic just starts to brown.
Puree peppers, onions and mascarpone in two or three batches and pour into a soup pot along with half and half, water and salt.
Cook on medium-low until hot.
Bell Peppers are extremely high in vitamin A, which helps to support healthy eyesight especially night vision. It is also very high in vitamin C, which is really important for the skin. They have a good source of the antioxidant mineral manganese and B-complex and vitamin E. They help reduces ‘bad’ cholesterol, helps controls diabetes and helps reduce pain. They are a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin K, molybdenum and manganese. Red peppers are one of the veggies highest in lycopene and have been successfully tested in the prevention of many cancers. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant, giving many fruits and vegetables their color, especially tomatoes, that are great for the prevention of cancers in the bladder, prostate, cervix and pancreas.
Poblano Peppers are extremely high in vitamin C; just one pepper has 95% of your daily value. They are great for your immune system and help to reduce inflammation like in arthritis and asthma. They are also helpful with the increase of oxygen helping the body to burn more calories 20 minutes after eating peppers. They are full of vitamin A, vitamin K, and potassium.
Padron Peppers contain calcium, iron, protein, vitamin A, B1, B2, C as well as capsaicinoids that help the body fight free radicals, inflammation, help the digestive system and promote weight loss. They improve the blood circulation and reduce high blood pressure. They also help reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol and promote healthy cholesterol.