Tomato and Roasted Sweet Pepper Soup

Roasted sweet bell peppers create the wow in this homemade organic tomato soup.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

2
large yellow or red bell peppers
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
can (28 oz) Muir Glen™ organic crushed tomatoes with basil, undrained
3 1/2
cups Progresso™ reduced-sodium chicken broth (from 32-oz carton) or 2 cans (14 oz each) vegetable broth
1
teaspoon sugar
1/4
teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes or black pepper
1/4
teaspoon coarse salt (kosher or sea salt)

  • 1 Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil. Set oven control to broil. Cut bell peppers into quarters, removing membranes and seeds. Place skin sides up in pan; press down to flatten.
  • 2 Broil peppers with tops 4 to 6 inches from heat about 10 minutes or until blackened. Wrap foil around peppers; let stand 20 minutes. Remove skin from peppers; discard. Cut peppers into 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 4-quart saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and garlic in oil 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until crisp-tender.
  • 4 Stir in tomatoes, broth, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Stir in roasted peppers; heat until hot.

Expert Tips

Short on time? Use 1 1/2 cups jarred roasted sweet red bell peppers rather than roasting your own.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
30),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
690mg
690%;
Total Carbohydrate
14g
14%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
130%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.