An out-of-this-world delicious cauliflower roasted red pepper soup recipe! This will be your new favorite soup - it's ours!
Our family absolutely loves soup and I am really talking about myself. The significant other will tolerate them as long as they have meat, which this one does not. Keep reading to see if he loves this soup or not.
During the colder season, late fall and the entire season of winter, I love having soups with my meal. Not only are they delicious, but they warm you up inside. I love them if they have meat or not. If it is a hearty soup we have it just by itself, it is isn't hardy there is always meat served with it.
The other night we had this soup with hamburgers. It's definitely a weird combination; however, it was truly delicious. It is a soup where you would want to serve with it something else, as well. That was the case for us, but we are very hardy eaters.
I just want to let you know, I think you all will love this soup! Have you ever tried the roasted red pepper soup from Trader Joe's? If so, this is so much better and easier on your wallet - which I love.
Not only will I think you will love it, but it's really simple to make. The longest part of making this soup is allowing the red peppers and cauliflower to roast in the oven.
- 4 medium-sized red bell peppers
- 1 head of cauliflower diced into florets
- 2 tablespoons oil
- 1 medium-sized onion diced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 4 cups chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
Cut the red bell peppers in half, scoop out the seeds and lay face-down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Broil in the oven on high until the skin has become black. Remove from the oven and place into a sealed container and allow the peppers to cool down and steam. This step makes it easier to remove the skin from the pepper.
Broil the cauliflower florets in the oven on high until they are tender and crisp, making sure to turn them over halfway. Takes about 20-25 minutes.
While the cauliflower is roasting, place the oil in a large pot, add in the diced onion and garlic cloves. Saute over medium-to-low-heat until the onions are tender and caramelized.
Add the chicken stock, thyme, and smoked paprika into the pot and mix everything together. Allow the mixture to simmer on medium-heat.
Remove the skins from the peppers, dice the peppers and add them into the pot; mix together. Do the same with the cauliflower. Allow the soup to simmer on medium-heat for 20 minutes.
Add the soup into a blender 2 cups at a time and blend until the mixture is creamy and pureed. Do the same with the rest of the soup. Add the pureed soup into the same pot, add salt and pepper to taste; allow it to simmer on low-heat until ready to serve;
Lauren Kudlawiec says
Your roasted red pepper cauliflower soup was delicious! My whole family enjoyed it. I will definitely make it again!
Hi Lauren! I am so glad you and your family enjoyed it. Happy Monday. 🙂
Dee Davis says
Just made this soup and it is delicious! "
I like a little more texture though so I didn't puree it and I added 3 cups chicken broth instead of 4 and then 1 cup of cream. Family LOVED it !! Definitely a soup to make again.... And again!!
Brenda Tuttle says
Hi! This sounds yummy. I'm wondering if you think substituting vegetable broth for the chicken stock would work?
Hi Brenda! Yes! 🙂 Hope you enjoy it.
I just made this soup for lunch today, it is delicious! Thanks for sharing. This recipe is a keeper =)
So glad you enjoyed it, Heather! It's a wonderful soup! 🙂
I just made this! My husband and I really liked it and it was also surprisingly filling (you don't typically expect to feel satiated after one bowl of puree soup). Loved it and I will be making it again!
So glad you and your family enjoyed it, Kristine! It's one of our favorites, as well.
Looking forward to trying this recipe out tomorrow...Do you think it would be weird to add some cooked, shredded chicken breasts to it after it's all blended up?
Great question, Janelle! I have not tried it with shredded chicken. Let me know how it tastes! 🙂
My first meal of the day is usually homemade soup. I had a huge head of cauliflower and I was so happy to find this recipe because I also love roasted red peppers. To compensate for all that cauliflower, I more than doubled up on the rest of the ingredients. I didn't have any fresh red peppers (and I wanted this soup NOW), so i used a can of roasted red peppers. Probably would be better with fresh, but the canned seemed to work fine. I used a stick blender to puree, but I left a little bit of texture. The soup was very good and satisfying. Because I had so much, I separated a couple of cups of soup to experiment a bit. In one cup, I added a squeeze of a small key lime. In the other cup I added a dash of crushed red pepper. Both versions were very good, but I liked it best when I combined the two! Thanks for a very good recipe!!!
Sounds delicious, GeeGee!
I don't have smoked paprika - I ran out! and I don't want to use regular paprika since I love the smoked flavor. I used 1/2 tsp chipotle seasoning - I hope it turns out well! Still cooking now!
Sorry, but I forgot to mention the one thing that drew me to this recipe -- it didn't include milk or cream. Much healthier for me as I can eat it with no guilt! THANKS AGAIN, Chelsea!
Will it keep well if I make it the day before it is served?
Sure will, Alyssa!
This is delicious!!! Do you know the calorie content for this dish? I'm using my fitness pal! 🙂 thank you!
So glad you enjoyed it, Ashley. I do not know the calorie content, you should be able to calculate it on My Fitness Pal's calculator. 🙂
So good! Immersion blender made it go quicker! I added some goat cheese just before serving. I will make this soup again & often! Thank you!
So glad you enjoyed it! 🙂
Tracy k says
Absolutely delicious! Will definitely make again.
Great soup recipe. If you love cauliflower chunks in your soup like I do, save about 1/4 to 1/3 of the roasted cauliflower - don't put it in the blender. Just stir them in at the end for some nice chunkiness!
This soup is amazing!! Hubby agrees! Will be making this again and again! Healthy ingredients to boot and tastes creamy without cream! I am very excited to have this recipe. Tracy
So glad you enjoyed it, Tracy! It's one of our favorites!
Thank you so much for posting this!
I just tried this last night and boy, was it a hit! Mine came out looking way more red than the pictures posted here but it was seriously delicious! Oven broiling the cauliflower and bell peppers gave it a really awesome smoky flavoring and really brought out the aroma of the veggies. I added red pepper flakes as well as sauteed, de-cased Jenny O Hot Italian Turkey Sausage, one of my favorite ways to add pre-seasoned protein to any soup. I garnished with some chopped chives and served it pipping hot.
This will definitely be included in my regular rotation of recipes!
Sounds delicious, Lara!
This was a good, healthy soup. I felt it needed a little extra kick so I added a buttload of sriracha, some crushed up tortilla chips, adobo, crushed red peppers, shredded rotisserie chicken, and cheese. Good shite.
This looks great! Do you have any suggestions on pairings? I see someone mentioned tortilla chips. Have you found it goes well with any type of bread or cracker?
Hi Ally! Great question. We usually have the soup by itself and it's very filling. I would try it with buttered french bread.
I can't have onions right now. Is it okay to leave it out?
Danielle Rench says
I usually make a TON of soups either on stove top or in my handy dandy crock pot. Since it is fall i thought this soup would be a wonderful comfort food dish. Boy this soup did not disappoint!! Personally, i find that it did not really need anything. I did add some red pepper flakes, and i would suggest to keep a few chunks of the cauliflower and red peppers to give the soup some texture. All and all Yum! Thanks for sharing =]
So glad you enjoyed it, Danielle!
So glad you enjoyed it, Danielle! 🙂
Yummy soup! Thank you for the recipe.
I needed to have a bit heavier meal so I put some salad shrimp in the bottom of the bowl, added the soup and topped it with some avocado, a squeeze of lime and a dash of Sriracha. It was fantastic and just what we needed today.
This will definitely be on the winter rotation.
Mmmmm. Sounds delicious, Suzanne!
Loved this recipe. Wondering if you have a substitution suggestion for the Roasted Peppers? What would be another vegetable I could use that would go well with the cauliflower?
I wouldn't recommend substituting the roasted peppers in this recipe because it gives it the color and bulk the soup needs. You can always try to experiment with roasted tomatoes and roasted carrots. Let me know how it turns out, if you do!
This is thee best soup I e ever made or had. And that says a lot. I'm known for my soups. Thanks for the recipe!!
Catherine Gordon says
What a find, when I only had cauliflower and red peppers in my fridge! Thank you.
Oh, my, GOODNESS. I feel like I owe you a present. This was absolutely fantastic. I'm a health geek, and I just kept giggling like a crazy person while eating this because there was not ONE THING I could feel guilty about! Not one! It feels so creamy and indulgent, but is really just chock-full of awesome veggies and flavors. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
Delicious soup! I only added a tiny pinch of thyme and added some fresh basil before serving.
Love the soup, so healthy!
For added protein I added a large can of chick peas.
This looked so yummy I got the ingredients to make it but I thought it included half and half or something. I am pleased that it doesn't call for it, nor does it need it. It is a beautiful color. It is also so low in calories but quite filling. My Bible Study group enjoyed it so much they hardly left anything for my lunch the next day! Thank you for the tasty recipe.
Claire Baxter says
I made this twice now just a week apart to work with it and I loved it for its simplicity and heath! I think it need more heat seasonings than smoked paprika so I used chili powder, jalapeño powder and just a little smoked paprika. I tried using the immersion blender but prefer using a high power blender my vitamix so the texture is more smooth.
Rebecca McFadden says
Absolutely delicious, although couldn't get hold of fresh thyme so used dried herbs and didn't put any garlic as I don't like it but the end result was really tasty. Will be making again. Thank you for the recipe.
I can never make good soup....until I made this one! It was amazing! My 3 teenage daughters loved it! I peeled and cut up 2 apples and broiled them with the cauliflower. I think it was great! Next time I will make a larger batch. Thanks for a great recipe!!!
Just finished making the soup and i was amasedwith the complexities of flavours in there. It's a vary nice soup. Well done. Thank for sharing your recipe, this will definitely go into my go to soups book.
J. Swier says
Love the soup! Found this while looking for some kidney friendly foods. I did add a small amount of liquid smoke that gives it a rich deep flavor. Thanks so much! This is a winner!
I have been making a similar soup for many years - it has a great addition of about 400 grams soft blue vein cheese. Once you blend the soup, break up the cheese and add, stirring until it melts. The blue vein gives a lovely silky texture - you can put the soup through a sieve if you don't like the look of the cheese mold.
so good, and SO healthy!!!
This soup is fantastic!!! I only cook for myself, so I only used 1 head cauliflower and 2 red bell peppers instead of 4. I didn’t have thyme, so I used about 3/4 tsp. oregano to substitute, and only used about 3.5 cups stock instead of 4 to leave it a little thicker. I also added spinach to the pot after the onions were cooked but before the broth, and sautéed the spinach with the onions and garlic. Turned out incredible!! Adding the spinach made the color look brown, but the taste was magnificent. Thank you for this recipe! A new staple, and will definitely use again!
This soup is fantastic! It was so delicious, I had 3 helpings so not as much leftover as I'd hoped. I used an immersion blender so the preparation was quicker and cleanup was a breeze.
Looks great! My wife and I are trying our best to do a low carb diet. it looks low carb but I didn't see a nutrition chart like most of your recipes.