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Red Pepper Gouda Soup

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Oven-roasted red pepper combined with delicious gouda cheese makes the best and most delightful fall Red Pepper Gouda Soup recipe ever.

Smooth heavy cream with authentic ingredients is the perfect homemade warm and ready soup that will taste restaurant-made but from your kitchen. 

You will love this easy and delicious seasonal soup that combines the amazing flavor profiles of Roasted Red Pepper Soup and smokey gouda cheese.

creamy red pepper soup with shredded gouda cheese on top.

Why you will love red pepper soup

Fresh Vegetables: Red peppers are incredibly easy to find year-round, and the extra step of charring and peel them are worth the extra flavor. 

Super Viral Recipe: We all love a good viral recipe. After all, hot chocolate cocoa bombs (yes, we were the source of the ORIGINAL copycat recipe), TikTok ramen, and TikTok Twisted bacon didn’t come across our palates without being shared! You will love how creamy and cozy this soup is.

Initially, many versions cropped up from TikTok. In fact, there were so many recipes that this FYP-ready soup not only moved into our streams but our hearts. This version is how we decided to make it!

Excuse to use uncommon Gouda cheese: Gouda has a milder flavor than other cheeses like cheddar. The combination of sweet roasted red peppers and savory gouda makes this soup so unique. Of course, any smoked cheese topping will do in a pinch, but it’s worth the extra effort to grab some for this creamy soup.

adding all veggies to soup but before immersion blender.

 Ingredients

  • Fresh red peppers – You cant make roasted red pepper soup with the red peppers! The peppers – I’d say cook a little longer than you think. You want the skin to easily peel off the pepper, and that’s best if you can see it happening/burning/splitting the skin while it’s cooking. It isn’t hard to get the skins off; it’s just a little more time-consuming if they don’t slide right off. If the skin is burnt, the pepper under it should be fine, nice, and red, so don’t worry if they begin to turn black. 
  • Chicken broth – I prefer the salt content and flavor in chicken broth, but a substitution that would be fine is vegetable broth (vegetable stock). If you want to cook a vegetarian soup, you must alter chicken brother to vegetable broth. 
red peppers roasted and peeled.
  • Heavy whipping cream – Savory bisque and soups do best with whole whipping cream. Do not substitute for lighter versions, half and half, or milk unless necessary. This is because the thick and creamy liquid not only provides the best consistency but the overall best flavor. You could quickly thin out the soup by over-adding milk. 
  • Gouda cheese – Taste buds say yes when smokey gouda is added to piping hot soup. And it’s OK to be generous – turn red pepper soup into more of a smoked gouda soup by adding as much smokey flavor as you want.
  • Toppings – Overall, we just added cheese, but crusty bread or homemade croutons work fantastic and provide fantastic flavor. 

How to make TikTok Red Pepper Gouda Soup

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean-up. Cut peppers in half and remove seeds and stems.
  2. Place red peppers cut side down onto the prepared baking sheet. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until skins are bubbly and separate from the peppers. Remove from oven and cool.
  3. Remove skins and set peppers aside. 
  4. In a large stockpot, add celery, onion, and butter. Heat over medium heat until onions are tender. Add spices, broth, and peppers. Heat over medium-high heat until boiling.
red peppers in the stove.
  1. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 20 minutes. Stir to break up peppers as best as you can.
  2. Use an immersion blender to blend the soup smooth.
  3. Stir in heavy whipping cream. 
  4. Serve topped with shredded gouda cheese and chopped fresh parsley. 
adding soup and red peppers to the crock pot.

How to store leftover soup

As always, seal any leftover soup in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. 

red pepper gouda soup in a white bowl.

Expert Cooking Tips

Always use an Immersion blender – When making homemade soup recipes, an immersion blender is a must. Immersion blenders are small blenders that are easy to add to a stockpot or dutch oven without pouring the soup into a blender.

While a blender would work in theory, the ingredients are super hot, and you risk burning yourself. We never recommend pouring a hot soup into a blender.

Check out an immersion hand blender on amazon here.

immersion blender.

Vary the spices: While this recipe has a ton of exceptional spices, one thing the original recipe is missing is garlic. While we didn’t add it, a dash of garlic powder or roasted garlic can enhance this recipe’s delicious flavors or depth of flavor.

Garlic also brings an incredible flavor level to the natural smoke flavor of Gouda cheese. 

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Red Pepper Gouda Soup (TikTok Viral)


Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Fresh roasted red peppers with creamy gouda, is the perfect fall friendly soup to serve with crusty bread. In no time at all, this soup takes homemade meals to the next level and is perfect for the cold winter months or just when you need a serious comfort bowl.

Ingredients
 

  • 5 fresh red bell peppers roasted
  • 4 stalks celery diced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup gouda cheese shredded – per bowl
  • 8 oz. heavy whipping cream
  • fresh parsley for topping, optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil for easy clean-up. Cut peppers in half and remove seeds and stems.
  • Place red bell peppers, cut side down, onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • Roast for 25-30 minutes or until skins are bubbly and separating from the peppers. Remove sheet pan from oven and cool peppers.
  • Peel and remove skins and set peppers aside. 
  • In a large stockpot, add diced celery, diced onion, and butter. Heat vegetables over medium heat until onions are tender.
  • Add spices, chicken broth, and peeled red peppers. Continue to heat over medium high heat until boiling. Reduce heat on the stove and simmer soup, covered with a lid, for 20 minutes.
  • Stir soup and use a spoon to smash and break up peppers as best as you can.
  • Use an immersion blender in the stockpot to carefully blend the remainder soup smooth and creamy.
  • Slowly stir in heavy whipping cream. 
  • Serve red pepper soup topped with lots of shredded gouda cheese and chopped fresh parsley. 

Notes

Roasting Red Peppers Tip

The peppers – I’d say cook a little longer than you think. You want the skin to easily peel off the pepper and that’s best if you can see it happening – burning/splitting the skin while it’s cooking.
It isn’t hard to get the skins off, it’s just a little more time-consuming if they don’t slide right off. If the skin is burnt, the pepper under it should be fine, nice and red, so don’t worry if they begin to turn black. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 246kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.7g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 1003mg | Potassium: 1502mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3.2g | Vitamin C: -1mg | Calcium: 81mg

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