Smitten Kitchen where Deb had posted her recipe for roasted tomato soup with a giant cheese crouton on top! Holy moly! How many favorite soups can I have on my list?
I could have soup for every meal and never get bored! It all harkens back to those childhood days of Campbell's tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches, which I've written about before. Seems I keep coming back to comfort foods that continue to provide comfort, even at age 57-and-a-half! I searched on-line for a good recipe for roasted red pepper soup (with gouda). The recipe that follows is the winner. It sounds great, and because you use jarred,roasted red peppers, it's easier than other recipes where you have to roast your own over an open flame (dangerous and risky, and not a good idea when I'm in a hurry for soup!)...
Here's what I found:
Roasted Red Pepper Soup with Smoked Gouda
recipe from McClatchy Newspapers
Makes 4 servings (total yield 5 cups)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into small pieces
1 (12-ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained and diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 cans (14.5-ounce) reduced sodium, fat-free chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda
1. Heat olive oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add carrots, roasted red peppers, garlic, chicken broth and seasonings. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, 25 to 30 minutes.
2. Remove from heat. Carefully use an immersion blender and purée soup.
3. Return soup purée to saucepan; add cheese.
4. Cook over low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.
Per (1 ¼ cup) serving: 161 calories (43 percent from fat), 10 grams total fat (3 grams saturated), 16 milligrams cholesterol, 15 grams carbohydrates, 14 grams protein, 165 milligrams sodium, 4 grams dietary fiber.
Recipe and photo source: McClatchy Newspapers