Roasted Red Pepper and Vegetable Soup

When I pulled the top off the crockpot; my seven year old stopped running through the house and asked, “Mommy what’s that yummy smell?” I knew I had won with this recipe. Healthy, hearty, and delicious, it’s everything you want from a soup! I hope you enjoy!

Ingredients

  1. 24 oz. jar sweet roasted red peppers, drained
  2. 2 cups carrots, diced canned is ok but drain & rinse
  3. 2 cups potatoes, peeled & diced (canned ok but drain & rinse)
  4. 1 onion, chopped
  5. 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  6. 1 can (14.5 oz.) tomatoes, diced or crushed variety w/ juices
  7. 1 can (14.5 oz.) Chicken broth, can substitute vegetable broth
  8. 1 tsp oregano
  9. 1 tsp thyme
  10. 1 tsp basil
  11. to taste Salt and pepper

Steps

  1. If you roast your own red peppers, get busy. I use jarred red peppers and drain in a colander.

  2. Peel and roughly chop (we are gonna puree once cooked) carrots, potatoes and onions. If you use any canned vegetables, drain and rinse them off. I find that rinsing canned vegetables helps to improve the taste and removes the flavors of the canning process. If you think I’ve lost my mind on this one that’s ok too, but try it 🙂

  3. I had a crazy schedule so I threw vegetables, broth, tomatoes and seasonings in the crockpot on high until I was ready to puree. If you use a pot on the stove top, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer. Cooking time will depend on if you used canned or fresh but make sure you cook long enough to puree successfully.

  4. Once all the veggies are fall apart soft or you return home from chaos……Puree until smooth, using either a stand or submersion blender. Salt and pepper to taste.

  5. I store in the fridge and it’s my delicious lunch for the week. Enjoy!

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