This chunky red pepper and tomato soup has a deliciously smoky flavor. Made with fire-roasted tomatoes and smoked paprika, this healthy soup has tons of flavor!

tomato soup in a bowl

Now that colder weather has arrived, I’m craving all kinds of soup. Tomato soup is one of my favorites but I decided to switch things up a little bit and make a red pepper and tomato soup.

Substitution Suggestions

  • If you don’t have smoked paprika, you can use regular paprika but it won’t have as much smoky flavor.
  • I wouldn’t recommend using regular diced tomatoes, because the fire roasted tomatoes add a lot more flavor. But if you decide to use regular diced tomatoes, you can add a little extra smoked paprika.
  • If you don’t like things spicy, you can skip the red pepper flakes, but I love the spicy kick they add to this dish!

red pepper and tomato soup ingredients

What are fire-roasted tomatoes

Fire-roasted tomatoes are exactly what they sound like: tomatoes that have been roasted over a fire before being canned. These add a deliciously smoky flavor to the final dish. There are lots of different brands, but Muir Glen is my personal favorite. Whatever brand you buy, just make sure there’s no added sugar.

 

soup in a pot

Tips for blending hot soup

Blending soup is easiest with an immersion blender. This stick-style blender can be used directly in the pot. You can blend until you get your desired consistency. If you don’t have an immersion blender, let the soup cool slightly and carefully transfer to a blender. When blending, ensure that steam can escape from the lid. Do not attempt this with a bullet style blender!

soup in a pot

You can keep the soup as chunky as you like. I used my immersion blender until it was blended but still thick and hearty!

red pepper and tomato soup

 

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Red Pepper and Tomato Soup

  • Author: Liz Thomson
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 cups 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Soup

Description

This chunky red pepper and tomato soup has a deliciously smoky flavor. Made with fire-roasted tomatoes and smoked paprika, this healthy soup has tons of flavor!


Ingredients

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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 red bell peppers, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 28oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • Pinch of granulated sugar (optional)
  • Additional salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat for 1 minute
  2. Add the onion and pepper and cook for 8 minutes, sitrring frequently.
  3. Add the garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, and red pepper flakes and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the tomato paste, stir, and continue to cook for an additional minute.
  5. Add the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the vegetable broth and and cook for 5 more minutes.
  6. Add the tomatoes and remaining broth and cook for 15-17 minutes until the peppers have softened.
  7. Add sugar, if needed, and salt to taste.
  8. Using an immersion blender, blend until you reach your desired consistency. (See note for additional blending options.)

Notes

Blending soup is easiest with an immersion blender. This stick-style blender can be used directly in the pot. You can blend until you get your desired consistency. If you don’t have an immersion blender, let the soup cool slightly and carefully transfer to a blender. When blending, ensure that steam can escape from the lid. Do not attempt this with a bullet style blender!

Keywords: red pepper tomato soup

tomato soup

If you looking for something to serve with this soup, try these avocado and feta sandwiches! They have the salty, cheesy flavor that pairs perfectly with tomato soup, and you get a few extra vegetables into your meal!

avocado tomato sandwiches

What’s your favorite thing to eat with soup?