Fixing Soup With Too Much Pepper?

November 27, 2016

I had leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. I made a big pot of noodle soup with the leftover turkey. The turkey was already seasoned, but I added red pepper. How do minimize the pepper?


December 2, 20160 found this helpful

Potatoes absorb too much salt,
so I think it would work with pepper too

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December 5, 20160 found this helpful

Anytime you put too much heat, pepper, hot sauce, add dairy to cut the heat. It could be milk, cheese, yogurt. You learn this in culinary school.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

If you can drain off the liquid, perhaps replace half or more of it with fresh turkey broth. Otherwise I agree with the earlier posters: either cream or potatoes.

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December 6, 20160 found this helpful

All of the suggestions sound like good advice.
My family loves hot stuff/food so I many times have made the mistake of getting my food "too" hot.


Since your soup is made with noodles you may not want to add potatoes but you may be able to add instant potatoes and not change the "nature" of the soup too much.

I have tried different ingredients in the past and most seem to work well:

1. add one teaspoon of sugar or honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice. Taste and add a little more if still too hot.

2. milk products (yogurt, sour cream, cream) added a little at a time seem to work but may change the appearance of the soup.

3. I have also added petite diced tomatoes and a little sugar and it worked. (Not all of my added "hot" stuff was just crushed red pepper.)

4. I have also added large chunks of potatoes, cooked until done, and then removed them from the stew. This works with too much salt also.

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March 13, 2012

I put too much pepper in my vegetable soup. What can I do?

By Merna


March 13, 20121 found this helpful

If it were me, I would make a second batch without pepper, then combine the two. Don't know how well it would work, but maybe it's worth a try. XD Then you can freeze some.

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March 14, 20120 found this helpful

Add a cut up potato. Works a treat for absorbing excess spices of all kinds.

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February 21, 20170 found this helpful

Hamburger soup has too much pepper. How do I fix it

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December 31, 20190 found this helpful

Add a teaspoon of sugar or honey stir add more if needed

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October 12, 2010

What do you do if you put too much pepper in soup? Is there a fix for this?

By candace from Austin, TX


October 12, 20100 found this helpful

Prevention is worth a pound of cure! Get a pepper grinder; use peppercorns; and grind them fresh you will marvel as your taste buds jump for joy!


Other than this, try and scoop as much out as you can; and perhaps add more liquid and make it larger.

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October 14, 20100 found this helpful

A bit of sugar helps, too!

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February 2, 2014

I made a big pot of vegetable soup using up leftovers. I peppered it twice, my mistake. Can I save the pot of soup? It is currently a bit hot to taste.

By Lorna


February 5, 20140 found this helpful
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Sour cream is great way to cool down a spicy soup. It won't be a clear brother soup anymore, but it will work.

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