Potato and Sweet Pepper Soup


Potato and Sweet Pepper Soup

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March 29, 2017

Potato and Sweet Pepper Soup


3 tablespoons butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 yellow onion, chopped

2 carrots, diced

2-4 sweet red peppers, cored and sliced

2 cloves garlic, pressed

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

3 cups whole milk (or use skim and cream... just don't want it too thin)

2 C vegetable or chicken broth

3 medium potatoes, diced

2 teaspoons thyme

pinch curry

pinch cumin

salt and pepper to taste


1Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat, and mix in the olive oil. Saute the onion, carrot, and red pepper for about 5 minutes, until onion is lightly browned. Stir in the garlic, and continue to cook 1 minute. Mix in the flour. Whisk in the broth, and bring to a boil. Place the potatoes in the pot, reduce heat to low, and cook 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

2 Mix the milk into the pot. Add spices, salt, and pepper. Continue cooking until heated through.

3 Using a blender or food processor, (or immersion blender if you have one - these rock!), puree everything until a smooth consistency.