Ann's Dynamite Red Pepper Soup

Low in calories, high in taste and nutrition, and creamy but low in fat.


  • 2 or 3 large red bell peppers
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • Ad
  • 1 tsp. margarine or olive oil
  • 1 (900 ml.) Chicken Broth (separated)
  • 2 large stalks celery cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups raw spinach, washed, or 1 can spinach
  • 1/2 pkg. cream cheese (no fat, low calorie, or regular)
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup milk or 1/2 and 1/2
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (optional)
  • 1/2 cup bacon bits (optional)


Core, de-seed, then cut the red bell peppers into 2-3 inch strips and roast both sides on barbecue (med-high) until skin side blisters and turns partially black. Place pepper strips in paper bag for half an hour to cool and make easier to peel, then put on cutting board and remove the skin by scraping with a sharp knife. Set aside.

Peel and slice garlic cloves into thin strips and in a large sauce pan, fry in margarine or olive oil for a few minutes until golden .


Add the raw vegetables to the saucepan (except for the bell peppers) and pour in enough broth to cover them. Boil gently until fork soft.

While the vegetables are cooking pour 1 cup chicken broth into a med-large sauce pan, heat on low, add half a brick of cream cheese stirring often until melted. Remove from heat.

Alternately, pour cream cheese/broth mixture and cooked vegetables/broth mixture into blender and blend until fine. Pour back into large saucepan, add 2 tablespoons tomato paste, 1/2 cup milk or cream, and the remainder of the chicken broth from the container.

Blend the roasted bell pepper pieces in processor until fine, then stir them into the cheese/vegetable/broth mixture.

Heat gently (do not boil). Ladle into soup bowls and serve with 1 Tbsp. each mozzarella cheese and bacon bits. (optional)


This can be kept in your refrigerator for 2 days.

Servings: 4-5
Time:20 Minutes Preparation Time
10-20 Minutes Cooking Time

By Ann


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

In This Article
bowl of colorful peppers
Bell Pepper Soup Recipes
Food and Recipes Recipes SoupsFebruary 10, 2011
Spicy Soup With Peppers
Fixing Soup With Too Much Pepper
Raggedy Ann
Raggedy Ann Birthday Party Ideas
Red Wine
Removing Red Wine Stains from Microfiber
Glass of Red Wine Spilled on Carpet
Removing Red Wine Stains from Carpet
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on October 20, 2016 at 3:29:26 PM on in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!