Potato and Red Pepper Soup

  • Active Time 20m
  • Total Time 40m

Makes 6 servings


  • 6 russet or all-purpose potatoes, about 3 pounds, peeled, sliced into 1/2-inch discs
  • 3 large red bell peppers
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 1 jalapeno or 2 chili peppers, seeded and minced
  • 4 cups chicken stock


Place the sliced potatoes in a large pot of boiling water to cover. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Place the peppers on a baking sheet or metal pie pan. Grill or roast under a preheated broiler, about 4 inches from the heat source. Rotate about every 3 minutes until all sides of the peppers are black and the skin is blistered. Remove the peppers and place in a bowl to cool. When cool enough to handle, remove the cores. Cut the peppers into quarters and remove the ribs, seeds and skins.

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over moderate heat. Saute the peppers, onions and garlic for 5 minutes, or until the onion is softened and slightly golden, stirring often. Crush the thyme and add to the skillet. Add the minced jalapeño or chili peppers. Cook for 2 minutes.

In the container of a food processor or blender, combine half the potatoes, half the red pepper/onion mixture and half the chicken stock. Process until smooth. Remove, repeat with the remaining potatoes, red pepper/onion mixture and stock. Combine both batches. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Reheat the soup in a saucepan over moderate heat if serving hot, or chili if preferred cold. If the soup is too thick, adjust consistency by stirring in additional chicken stock or water.

Recipe reprinted by permission of Doubleday. All rights reserved.

RecID 5526

nutrition information per serving

267 calories; 5g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 118mg sodium; 52g carbohydrates; 7g fiber; 12g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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