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Easy Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

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I know you expected a pregnancy update today but the weekend was so busy I forgot to have Den take a picture of me, and what is an update without a picture? Boring.  So I hopefully will have that tomorrow. In the meantime, here’s a soup recipe for you.  (P.S. Cookies in July swappers, I will be sending your matches later today!)

While I enjoy baking year-round, I try not to turn the oven on in the summer for dinner (I save it for more important stuff, like pie!) and lean toward simple stovetop meals like last week’s Easy-Peasy Cheesy Tuna Noodle Bowls, or grilled cheese with tomato soup.  I usually wouldn’t be eating hot soup in the summer, but baby is digging it lately and who am I to decline to deliver “womb service?”  I have a feeling I’m going to be turning on the oven for dinner if baby decides s/he needs some sort of casserole, too.


I’m not above heating up canned soup (I love the roasted red pepper and tomato soup in the cartons you can get at Aldi now!), but I came up with this recipe when I had a tomato soup emergency (i.e. I really wanted needed it!) and no canned tomato soup, using ingredients I found in the cupboard and fridge.  Emergencies make the most delicious dinners sometimes!

Easy Cream of Tomato & Red Pepper Soup

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1 (14.5 oz) can Italian style diced tomatoes (with basil, garlic & oregano)
½ cup jarred roasted red peppers, drained
1/3 cup V-8 Hot & Spicy juice (optional, will be thicker without)
1/3 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons granulated sugar, or to taste
½ teaspoon salt

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat to simmering. While heating, use an immersion blender to puree the mixture. Serve hot.

Serves 2-3


About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

14 responses »

  1. This sounds yummy! Now if I can just figure out something to use instead of heavy cream (I know it wont be the same but…), I’ll be in heaven! And there is no better comfort food combination than grilled cheese and tomato soup!


  2. This sounds delicious! and I love V-8!


  3. I love tomato soup,.and this look delicious, we are in Winter but normally I love soups every time!!
    Love Umbert the unborn!


  4. I love soup anytime of year! As you know my ideal weather is about 95 degrees. So, if it’s 80 out soup is fine…lol! Recipes that you come up with on the fly are sometimes the best! I love the terms “womb service”…too funny!


  5. Now I’m craving this too!


  6. I love that womb service cartoon, so funny!! I can’t imagine waking up with crazy cravings, I am hungry enough as it is.


  7. I can eat tomato soup any time of the year. This sounds wonderful Veronica!



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